Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
Entomophagy and entomotherapy practiced among the indigenous populations of Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India
Author(s): Philip Samuel P, Govindarajan R, Krishnamoorthy R, Victor Jerald Leo, Selvam A, Paramasivan R, Arunachalam N
Abstract: This study brings out the entomophagy and entomotherapy practiced by the indigenous communities of Western Ghats. This work is an attempt to present a list of insects used for medicinal and also for the nutritive purposes by these communities. This study will be helpful to bring out the economically important insects present in these areas. By this the insect population of damaging stages is reduced considerably and control measures against insects may not be needed. These edible insects will meet out the food scarcity to some extent and the community efforts can therefore result in improved livelihood of the local people.
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