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|Title:||Traditional uses of ethnomedicinal plants of lower foot-hills of Himachal Pradesh-I|
|Series/Report no.:||<b>Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>: </b>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. <i>Abrus precatorius</i> is found vulnerable in Hamirpur district due to its excessive exploitation for various purposes by the local contractors. <i>Crotolaria juncea</i> 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 <i>Abrus precatorius, Eclipta alba, Deeringia amaranthoides </i>and <i>Physalis minima</i> require <i>in situ</i> as well as <i style="">ex situ</i> conservation in the area for maintaining future germplasm source.|
|ISSN:||0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]|
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