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close this bookRegenerative Agriculture Technologies for the Hill Farmers of Nepal: An Information Kit (IIRR, 1992, 210 p.)
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Ethno-Veterinary Drugs: Reported Use from the Central Development Region

Achyranthes aspera L. (Amaranthaceae) (Apamarga) Ulte kanda; Ulta kur The root powder is given with cattle for easy and safe delivery and the pieces are also tied a round the neck.

Aechmanthera gossypina (Acanthaceae) Kangaraito phul The root paste is applied to guard against internal injuries resulting from falls.

Anemone elongata (Ranunculaceae) Dhanero The plant extract is used to get rid of lice and ectoparasite of the sheep.

Alstonia scholaris (L.) (Saptaparna) (Apocynaceae) Aak Chhatiwan The seed powder mixed with corn flour is given to cattle for strength and vigour.

Artemisia caruifolia (Asteraceae) Tite pati The plant is given to horses during winter season to keep the body warm.

Asparagus racemosus (Liliaceae), (Satavari), Kurilo The root tubers are fed to reheve milching disorder of cattle.

Azadirachta indica (Meliaceae) (Nimba), Nim The leaf paste is applied to heal the wounds, on the back of animals especially horses.

Begonia picta (Begoniaceae) Magarkanche The plant is applied to the animals to make barren cattle fertile.

Bochmeria platyphylla (Urticaceae) Chhyal The decoction of plant is given in cases of diarrhoea of cattle.

Boenninghausenia albiflora (Rutaceae), Dampate, Jumarejhar, Min Squeezed leaves are rubbed on the body of cattle to remove lice or other parasitic insects.

Horreria alata (Rubiaceae), Paundhi The plant juice is applied to treat dislocated bones of the leg.

Cannabis sativa L. (Cannabinaceae), Bhangra, Ganja, Ganji The leaf powder is mixed with cattle feed to relieve diarrhoea.

Carissa carandas (Apocynaceae), Karamarada, Karaunda The root decoction is given in cases of blood dysentery of cattle.

Centella asiatica (Apiaceae) Mandukarmi, Ghortapre The plant is given to horse in cases of urinal trouble.

Cleistocalyx operculatus (Myrtaceae), Jamme The bark juice is boiled to gelatinous liquid and is given to cattle to treat their muscular swellings caused by some hurt.

Clematis graveolens (Ranunculaceae). The plant is given to horses during winter to keep the body warm.

Clerodendrum viscosum: (Verbenaceae), Bhant The leaf juice is applied on the body to remove lice. This is also put on the wound to get rid of germs or worms.

Colebrookea oppositifolia sm. (Lamiaceae), Dhursul The leaf juice is given to the calf as anthelmintic; it is also applied inside the eyes in cases of conjunctivitis.

Crinurn amoemun (Amaryllidaceae), Hade lasu The bulbous rhizome is given in cases of dysentery of cattle.

Cymbidium albiflorum (Orchidaceae), Harjor The root paste is applied to set dislocated bones of the leg.

Delphinium himalayai (Ranunculaceae), Mauro malo The infusion of root is used to get rid of worms of wounds in the hooves of cattle.

D. Scabriflorum (Ranunculaceae), Dokini The plant infusion is applied to remove worms from the wounds in the hooves of cattle.

Fraxim/s floribunda (Oleaceae), Lankure The bark juice is given to treat stomach disorders of sheep. Young shoots have a toxic effect on the livestock.

Hedyotis scandens (Rubiaceae), Tite ko latto The plant is given to enhance the secretion of milk.

Impatiens scabrida (Balsaminaceae), Phatakya The plant is given in cases of fever in cattle.

Lecanthus peduncularis (Urticaceae), Tilo The plant is given to stimulate the secretion of milk.

Lindera neesiana (Lauraceae), Siltimur, Kutumbar The seeds are efficacious in treating the poisoning caused by eating plants which are considered poisonous.

Luculia gratissima Sweet. (Rubiaceae), Kyosin The bark juice is given as an antihelmintic.

Luisia zeylamica (Orchidaceae), Bori jhyu The leaf juice is applied to remove worms from the wounds.

Maesa chisia (Myrsinaceae), Tushi, Chilaune The leaves are given to the cattle to increase the secretion of milk.

M. macrophylla (Myrsinaceae) Bhogte The fruit juice is given to treat diptheria in cattle.

Milletia extensa (Fabaceae), Pirpite, Gaujo The root juice, mixed with some water, is spread over the body to remove lice or any other parasitic insects.

Oreocnida frutescens (Urticaceae), Pleta The root juice is given to the cattle. It is believed to clear stools (faeces).

Osbeckia stellata (Melastomataceae), Paglya The decoction of root is given for treatment of poisoning effects on cattle, caused by eating certain plants.

Oxalis corniculata (Oxalidaceae), Kanthamal, Juisrok The plant juice is applied in cases of muscular swellings caused by falls; this juice is also applied in case of eye troubles.

Pogostemon benghalensis (Lamiaceae), Kohabar The plant juice, mixed with old cow dung, is given to the cattle suffering from diarrhoea.

Polygonatum verticillatum All (Lilaceae), Meda, Kaituwa The root paste is given to dogs as a health tonic in debility.

Rauvolfia serpentina (Apocynaceae), Sarpagandha, Dhaldhaliya The root decoction is given to treat diarrhoea of cattle.

Rumex nepalensis (Polygonaceae), Hate The root decoction is given in cases of diarrhoea in cattle.

Schima wallichii (Theaceae), Chilaune The bark juice is given as an anthelmintic.

Schefflera venulosa Harms (Araliaceae), Kursimal The leaves are given as feed in cases of conjunctivitis and other eye troubles of the cattle.

Scindapsus officinalis (Araceae), Kanchirne, Kanchiro Chipalan The fruit juice is given to the calf as an anthelmintic.

Solena heterophylla (Cucurbitaceae), Golkankri The plant is given for proper development of foetus and to increase secretion of milk of the cattle.

Spilanthes clava (Asteraceae), Khursani jhar The plant paste is applied as an antidote to snake bite.
Stellaria monosperma (Caryophyllaceae), Mhanjari The root powder is given in cases of diarrhoea.