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Journal of Drug Research in Ayurvedic Sciences 2017 April - June ; 2 (2) :149-155
Methodical Documentation of Local Health Traditions and Folklore Claims: Scope, Relevance and suggested Format

Quest for healthy and long life is perhaps as old as human existence and efforts are unremitting to address the challenges and triumph over the bottlenecks across this journey. Natural products of botanical, animal or mineral sources have initiated the scientific expedition of drugs since antiquity. Still, more interesting leads are emerging for drug discovery from documented traditional knowledge and certain oral undocumented Local Health Traditions (LHTs). The LHTs encompass the integral component medical heritage of the any country. Systematic documentation of such knowledge is pivotal to preserve the medical heritage of the country besides scientific validation of its attributes and principles. Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has developed a comprehensive format for documentation of Local Health Traditions (LHTs), Folklore Claims etc. This format could be well utilized as a tool for uniform recording of information by scientists and scholars engaged in ethno medicinal ,ethno pharmacology and traditional medicine research Keywords: Documentation, Folklore Claims, Local Health Traditions.

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