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Title: Diversity, indigenous uses and traditional practices of dye yielding plants in Central Himachal Pradesh, North western Himalaya
Authors: Kumari, Pooja
Samant, SS
Puri, Sunil
Singh, Amit
Rathore, Sumati
Keywords: Central Himachal Pradesh;Conservation;Dye yielding;Ethnic;Indigenous uses;Inhabitants;Traditional practices
Issue Date: Jul-2019
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.19: A61K 36/00
Abstract: The present paper is an attempt to assess the diversity and document the indigenous uses and traditional practices of dye yielding plants in Central Himachal Pradesh North Western Himalaya. A total of 17 species of dye yielding plants belonging to 13 families and 17 genera were recorded. These species are used to dyeing clothes and other items. Different plant parts were utilized, of which fruit (07 spp.) was used in the majority, followed by flowers (05 spp.); bark (04 spp.) and leaves (03 spp.) Information on indigenous uses and traditional practices was documented with the help of local inhabitants. Natural dye yielding plants have immense significance in the socio-economic and socio-cultural aspects of the inhabitants. The indigenous knowledge of extractions, processing and practices of in situ and ex situ conservation of the species; natural dyes has declined to a great extent. Therefore, to maintain dye yielding plant wealth, awareness among the inhabitants; involvement of local inhabitants and Forest Department about the indigenous uses and traditional practices have been suggested.
Page(s): 560-564
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.18(3) [July 2019]

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