Social validation through participatory approach
The social validation is a process where the herbal formulations for above ailments were prioritized by involving the experienced healers and livestock owners with the technical supports in the field of veterinary, pharmacology, Ethno botany, Forestry and social science. For each of the above said ailments top five herbal formulations were prioritized considering the effectiveness of the medicine and availability of plants at local level.
Identification and preparation of herbariums of plants species
A plant local name changes from place to place and healers to healers. It is very tough to identify accurately with scientific name unless the specimen is
Addressing linkage gap between healers and livestock owners
Efforts are being made to bring healers, livestock owners and youths altogether in one platform in various levels such as meetings, workshops, excursions, healers mela, exhibition were organized. This has made them to interact each other and help them in exchanging the knowledge.
Moreover, efforts are also undertaken to healers to expose themselves in various workshops forgetting reorganization.
Promotion of herbal gardens as a backyard pharmacy.
The 30000 medicinal plants were grown in the nursery and planted in back yard of households and farm bunds. The accessibility of plants at house hold level will serve the purpose to treat the animals without much in search of plants.
This is focused as a continuous activity involving livestock owners and healers. Efforts are also being made to develop nursery rising as an entrepreneurship development model promoting self-employment
The attempt has been made to propagate and conserve some of rare plant species as a part of ex situ conservation of species like
- Oroxylum indicus,
- Acorus calamus
- Terminalia arjuna