Tribal Health, Nutrition and Medicines

Tribal Health, Nutrition and Medicines


Anup Kumar Bharti

viii, 240 p; 2018

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 978-93-88162-23-4(Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-88162-23-4 (Hardbound) INR 1499.00

LC Subject heading:-

1. Tribes—Health and hygiene—India.

2. Tribes—Nutrition— India.

3. Traditional medicine—India.

4. Tribes—Medical care— India.

About the Book:-

Tribal communities of India cannot be clubbed together as one homogeneous group. They belong to different ethno-lingual groups, having diverse faith and are at varied /different levels of development – economically, educationally and culturally. Tribal populations generally have poor health outcomes, often because of a healthcare delivery system that does not cater to their needs. This study evaluates a current healthcare model for tribals, and explores it in combination with the health status of the target population, placing emphasis on the long term sustainability and cross-implementation of the model. The tribal systems of medicines connote diversity of cultural practices, traditional knowledge and social organizations. Therefore, there cannot be any one tribal system of medicines. Not only in treatment of diseases but also in nutritional status their culture is adversely affecting. Specifically tribal people are mostly depending on forest, so their nutritional status of health is lesser than others. Medical herbs and treatment of diseases and maintaining health are today the source of modern medicine. NGOs have done some remarkable work in these two fields. These are funded by the government under the grants-in aid provision. This book presents issues of concern in tribal health, nutrition and medicine. It provides recommendations to resolve tribal health, nutrition and medicine issues. The book will be useful to students of anthropology, sociology, health sciences, social work, tribal and general readers. 

About the Author:-

Dr. Anup Kumar Bharti hails from the Biharsharif, Nalanda in Bihar. Dr. Anup Kumar Bharti is a scholar of Ancient History culture & Archaeology. He has presented and published several research papers in national and international Seminars and conferences.


Introduction — Trends and Challenges of Ethno-Medicine and Healthcare — Tribal Health and Medicines — Health and Nutritional Status of Tribal Women in India — Tribal Health and Education in Poor Condition — Changing Health Care Practices Among The Tribals — Tribal Medicine and Health Care — Tribal Medicine: Diviners and Herbalists — Medical World of the Tribals — Bibliography — Index —

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