LOCAL HEALTH TRADITIONAL PRACTICES OF REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM PROBLEMS: A SURVEY STUDY OF ARAVALLI HILLS OF GURUGRAM DISTRICT (HARYANA)
Introduction: Traditional practices are considered as complementary Alternative medicine, consists of a wide range of health care practices, products, and therapies. Alternative medicine practices are diverse in their foundations and methodologies; alternative medicine practices may be classified by their cultural origins or by the types of beliefs upon which they are based. Material and method: Field visits were carried out at Gurugram district, Haryana State at regular intervals from September 2019 to July 2021. Surveys were conducted in the villages of the study area for collection of data regarding the drugs in local health traditions with informants. The sources were identified and interviewed in deep verbally through the inquiry. The local healers, elderly men and women mostly aged between 50-75 years were consulted and collected information was also counter checked with different people having knowledge of traditional healthcare. All the mounted herbarium specimens were labelled and preserved in Herbarium file in Dravyaguna Department of Lalit Hari State Post Graduate Ayurveda College and Hospital, Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh). Result: The survey concluded the use of around 31 different formulations in 17 known reproductive system health. Conclusion: Traditional medicine when studied in detail opens up avenues for many untreated disorders. There are various herbal medicinal plants around us that can be useful in treating major and minor illnesses. Such traditional knowledge survey can be helpful for exploring of the ecosystem for the benefits of the mankind.
Keywords: Tradition practices, Gurugram, Reproductive system, Survey