Indigenous Knowledge of Patalkot and Dangi Healers for Pregnancy Care

Over the past two decades India has experienced enormous changes and growth and has exhibited its economic strength around the globe. Needless to say, this globalization has provided enormous opportunities to many of India’s citizens. More focus has been given to the modernized health care facilities and technical education for the urban sector. Today, much of urban India is a showcase for the successes of globalization.
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About Author: Garima Sancheti Acharya

Garima Sancheti Acharya, MSc, PhD, is contributing author for various health magazines and Web sites. She has published several research papers in journals of national and international repute. Her work involves the role of herbs in radiation and cancer biology. (garima@patalkot.com)

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About Author: Sanjay Pawar

Sanjay Pawar, MSc, PhD, is a botanist involved in documentation of indigenous herbal practices in Patalkot. He has been conducting follow-up studies in Patalkot. He has written several herb research-based popular articles. (sanjay@patalkot.com)

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About Author: Surendra Bhade

Surendra Bhade, MSc, PhD, is a botanist and teacher working in the schools in Chimtipur village, deep inside the Patalkot valley. He has assisted Mission Patalkot for many years. (surendra@patalkot.com)

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About Author: Devang Patel

Devang Patel, MSc, PhD (Alumnus), is a senior research fellow in the botany department at Bhavnagar University, Gujarat. He works with Abhumka Herbal Pvt. Ltd as a senior research fellow. He has contributed articles to a variety of magazines and Web portals. (devangpatels@gmail.com)

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About Author: Anshu Shrivastava

Anshu Shrivastava, MSc, PhD, is a plant taxonomist and ethnobotanist from Botanical Survey of India, Jodhpur. He is working with Abhumka Herbal Pvt. Ltd as a botanist. He has written several popular articles on herbs and health for many online portals. (ansh24@gmail.com)

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About Author: Deepak Acharya

Deepak Acharya, MSc, PhD, is a microbiologist turned ethnobotanist, herbal hunter and Director of Abhumka Herbal Pvt. Ltd (www.abhumka.com) in Ahmedabad, India. He has been involved in scouting, documentation and validation of indigenous herbal practices of indigenous healers in Patalkot and Dang. (info@patalkot.com; deepak@abhumka.com, www.patalkot.com; www.abhumka.com)

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About Author: Manish Singh

Manish Singh, BE, MBA, is the Director of Abhumka Herbal Pvt. Ltd. He looks after Business development, strategic alliance and backward integration for herbal cultivation with tribals and farmers. He has been a part of the documentation process of indigenous herbal knowledge in Dang. (manish@abhumka.com)

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