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Title: Plants used as fish toxins in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand Himalaya
Authors: Negi, KS
Kanwal, KS
Keywords: Fish diversity
Garhwal
Aquatic resources
Fish toxin
Traditional fish folk
Uttarakhand
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00 A01K79/00
Abstract: Garhwal Himalaya is known for its rich bio-resources and ethnocultural diversity. Ethnobiological survey was conducted in different hilly districts of Uttarakhand which reveals their Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) in fish capture. Fishing is one of the important sources of animal protein for the people of hilly region. In the study, a total of 13 plants, which are significantly used as fish toxicant by local people in the aquatic resources of the Garhwal region have been listed. Plant’s characteristic feature, vernacular name, family, distribution, parts used and other ethnobotanical uses have been also described.
Page(s): 535-538
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.08(4) [October 2009]

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