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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (455) Last page : (464)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6398

Review on Important Ethno- Medicinal Plants in Uttarakhand

Mukesh Topwa* and Shailendra Uniyal
Deputy Project Director, NMAET, Department of Agriculture, Uttarkashi- 249193, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: topwal.mukesh@gmail.com
Received: 15.03.2018 | Revised: 19.04.2018 | Accepted: 22.04.2018


Ethno- botany has emerged as an important branch of study which focuses on the utility of different plant species and their values as food, medicine, etc. Uttarakhand state is considered as a repository of biodiversity with particular reference to medicinal plants that can be an important option for sustainable livelihood of the hilly people in coming future. About 300 medicinal plant species have been documented from this state, indicating ethno-medicinal richness as an herbal state and for strengthening herbal-based industry in this region. The potential drug value lies in plant roots, leaves, fruits, seeds and sometimes entire plant is used to cure the various ailments. These are administered in the form of infusion or decoction or applied locally as paste or powder to the affected body part to cure. The present paper focuses about the different medicinal plants used in the Uttarakhand Himalayan region.

Key words: Medicinal Plants, Local Name, Part Used, Mode of Treatment, Demand and Market Value and Conservation

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782

Cite this article: Topwa, M. and Uniyal, S., Review on Important Ethno- Medicinal Plants in Uttarakhand, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 455-464 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6398

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