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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1076-1081
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.122


Traditional Food and Health Practices during Post-Partum Period: A Study among Tribal Women of Fakir Gujri, District Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Bhinish Shakeel1*, Hummara Azim2 and Nayeema Jabeen2
1Home Science Extension Education, Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Srinagar Shere Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-K) Kashmir, India
2Institute of Home Science, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, J&K, India
3Department of Olericulture, Shere Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-K), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Ever since man came into being he has been using certain basic techniques for survival with respect to health, hygiene, food, clothing, shelter, agriculture and allied activities. These traditional methods or techniques are called as Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) of a particular community and present a wide range of information in various aspects of life. Over the last two decades a lot of information has been generated globally with respect to ITK in all walks of life. The current paper deals with traditional food and health practices during post-partum period – a critical women health issue. The study was undertaken in three blocks of the District using semi-structured interview schedule and Group Discussion. It details the ITK in pregnancy and lactation that are currently practiced by women of Fakir Gujri, a tribal area in District Srinagar, the summer capital of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The study was conducted using semi-structured interview schedule and Group Discussion. The current paper details out the simple at-home herbal measures that are put to use by the tribal women folk to treat the discomforts of pregnancy, aid healing and bring about therapeutic effects to the body. The chapter highlights the age-old practice of the ceremonial bath taken after the baby is delivered. The water used for bathing is a decoction of herbal plants called “Losse Ghasse” that are believed to have therapeutic properties. Living in times that are a digital era influenced strongly by the advances of science and technology, there was 100% reportage of practicing these ITK by the tribal women of Fakir Gujri.


Keywords: Indigenous Knowledge, Pregnancy and Lactation, Post-Partum, Lossa Ghasse, Jammu and Kashmir
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Bhinish Shakeel, Hummara Azim and Nayeema Jabeen. 2018. Traditional Food and Health Practices during Post-Partum Period: A Study among Tribal Women of Fakir Gujri, District Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1076-1081. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.122