Jyotsana Sharma

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In a medically pluralistic setting a range of health care providers offer not only different forms of treatment, but different ways of understanding illness. Even within a single tradition, these concepts evolve over time. Chapters in the classical texts of Ayurveda describe varieties of severe mental disorder (unmada) arising from a particular humoral(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is a predominantly Himalayan state in the north-western part of India. It has three geographically distinct divisions viz., Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, which are immensely rich in their biological and cultural diversity. Medicinal plants are an important element of indigenous medical system of the region.(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Dysentery and diarrhoea are major causes of morbidity and mortality in rural communities of developing world. The Bhoxa community is an important primitive indigenous community of Uttarakhand, India. In this paper we have tried to scientifically enumerate ethnomedicinal plants and herbal preparations used by Bhoxa community to(More)
True potato seed of 17 progenies were evaluated during 2002-03 and 2003-04 crop seasons for 12 characters related to seed germination, seedling growth and weed population in nursery beds and tuber yield of transplanted seedlings under non-solarized field conditions. Solarization was found to have beneficial effect on seed germination, seedling growth and(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Inspite of tremendous advances made in allopathic medical practices, herbs still play an important role in the management of various liver diseases. A large number of plants and formulations have been claimed to have hepatoprotective activity. Jaundice is a symptom, indicative of the malfunctioning of the liver. This paper(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Tharu community is the largest primitive indigenous community of the Uttarakhand, India. In this article we have scientifically enumerated medicinal plants and herbal preparations used by the Tharu community to treat various skin diseases, and discussed dermatological properties of these plants in the light of previous(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Although many plants are claimed to possess anticonvulsant/antiepileptic (AC/AE) properties, but there is very little information available about plants used by various ethnic communities in different parts of India to treat epilepsy, one of the most common disorders of central nervous system (CNS); this communication provides(More)
This genetic diversity study aimed to estimate the population structure and explore the use of association mapping strategies to identify linked markers for bacterial resistance, growth and fruit quality in pomegranate collections from India. In total, 88 accessions including 37 cultivated types were investigated. A total of 112 alleles were amplified by(More)
In the present investigation an attempt has been made to explore traditional medicinal knowledge of plant species used against rheumatism by the Bhoxa tribe of district Dehradun. An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the tribal people in all seasons to collect the relevant information about the medicinal uses of wild plants. Frequent field trips(More)
Pomegranate bacterial blight disease caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. punicae is one of the most serious threat to the pomegranate industry in India. So far, the chemicals used to control this pathogen alone are less effective. In this article, an attempt was made to supplement chemical control through improving the systemic acquired resistance of plant(More)