Herbals for Animal Health and Better Production

  • Anup Kalra
  • K. Ravikanth
  • M. J. Saxena


India has a rich and diversified flora. Ayurvedic medicines made for livestock are generally considered safe, environment-friendly and cost-effective. On the contrary, synthetic medicines are often costly and may have side effects. Moreover, the people have used them for generations. It is estimated that close to one fourth of the prescribed medicines in the world come from plants. Medicinal plants grow naturally in different states of India and are known to cure various livestock ailments pertaining to liver, reproductive, digestive, respiratory, foot and mouth, skin diseases, etc. This chapter deals with important medicinal plant species that are useful for animal health.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ayurvet Research FoundationNew DelhiIndia

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