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Ethno-Botanical Study of Medicinal Plants from Unexplored Area of District Ramban (J&K) India

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5561    | Article Id: A-5561 | Page : 702-708
Citation :- Ethno-Botanical Study of Medicinal Plants from Unexplored Area of District Ramban (J&K) India.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2021.(55):702-708
Munit Sharma, Arvind Kumar Sharma, Munish Sharma munishsharma785@gmail.com
Address : Department of Plant Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Shahpur, Kangra-176 206, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 30-03-2020
Accepted Date : 16-06-2020

Abstract

Background: Medicinal plants are used for different purposes and in diverse uses of human beings. Medicinal plants have played key roles in the lives of local peoples living in these biodiversity rich regions by providing products for both food and medicine. A study was conducted in hill station of District Ramban (J&K) in order to check the present status of medicinal plants diversity their abundance and for suggested utilization measures for residential peoples of the area. The current ethnobotanical study aimed to survey and collect the medicinal plants in order to document the traditional knowledge from the local peoples.  
Methods: In this field-laboratory investigation during 2019-2020, Three large sampling zones of Ramban District were surveyed and selected based on varied local data, altitude and latitude. In the laboratory, the collected medicinal plants were identified morphologically based on the valid Taxonomic keys and Herbaria
Result: During the field survey, medicinal plants used by the local community were ranged from 68 to 79 plant species, which were 46 to 55 herbs, 13 to 15 trees, and 08 to 09 shrubs from selected sampling zones for treating various diseases and disorders. These medicinal plants are distributed in 38 families with diversity of Asteraceae family was dominant in all sampling zones.

Keywords

Asteraceae Ethno-botany Medicinal plant

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