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Title: Ethno-medicinal plants from transitional zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, District Chamoli, Uttarakhand (India)
Authors: Dangwal, LR
Rana, CS
Sharma, Antima
Keywords: Ethno-medicinal plants;Transitional zone;Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve;Himalayas.
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl. (2011.01)A61K 36/00
Abstract: The present communication deals with the ethno-medicinal plants of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR). The study was carried out on montane region located in transitional zone of NDBR in district Chamoli, Uttarkhand, India. The inhabitants have great faith in traditional knowledge of plants and their uses. Ethno-medicinal information on 21 plant species belonging to 20 families has been included in this paper. Information on traditional formulations, mode of administration and the ailments for which they are effective, apart from botanical and local plant names has been provided. The medicines consist of a single drug in the form of decoction, extract, oil, powder and pellets. These are prepared from leaves, petiole, bark, stem, roots, flowers, seeds, latex or entire plants. In few cases, application of latex or fresh parts like flowers or simply contact of plant parts were noted. The inhabitants use different plants for some common health problems like skin ailments, cuts, wounds, cold, cough, chronic fever, headache, stomachache, urinary complaints, respiratory disorder and gynaecological problems.
Page(s): 116-120
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.2(1) [March 2011]

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