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Title: Traditional uses of ethnomedicinal plants of lower foot-hills of Himachal Pradesh-I
Authors: Parkash, Vipin
Aggarwal, Ashok
Keywords: Traditional uses;Ethnomedicinal plants;Lower foot-hills;Himachal Pradesh
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P9/14, A61P19/00, A61P27/14, A61P29/00
Abstract: The paper documents the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants that are used by the indigenous villagers residing in remote foot-hill areas of Himachal Pradesh in household remedies. An ethnobotanical survey was conducted on lower foot-hills of Himachal Pradesh during 2007-08. About ten different ethnobotanical plant species were recorded for their medicinal uses and for other remedial purposes by the local inhabitants. There were seven families of which Asteraceae and Amaranthaceae families were mostly exploited by the people. Abrus precatorius is found vulnerable in Hamirpur district due to its excessive exploitation for various purposes by the local contractors. Crotolaria juncea is not only used as medicinal plant but it is also used as green manure in the fields. During survey, it is also found that some plant species such as Abrus precatorius, Eclipta alba, Deeringia amaranthoides and Physalis minima require in situ as well as ex situ conservation in the area for maintaining future germplasm source.
Page(s): 519-521
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]

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