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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 451-468
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.451.468
Ethnobotanical and Ethnomedicinal Uses of Floristic Diversity in Murari Devi and Surrounding Areas of Mandi District in Himachal Pradesh, India
Pankaj Sharma, Pooja Patti and Ajeet Agnihotry

Abstract:
Traditional uses of floristic diversity are the most important component of indigenous knowledge system, which is widely prcatised by human populations all across the world. Keeping this in mind, the present study has been conducted during 2010-2012, to study the ethnobotanical and ethnomedicinal uses of floristic diversity in Murari Devi and surrounding areas of Mandi Disrtict in Himachal Pradesh, India. Total 384 species (71 trees, 97 shrubs, 209 herbs and 07 ferns) belonging to 106 families and 285 genera were recorded and used by the inhabitants of the area. Different parts of these species, such as whole plants, leaves, flowers, fruits, roots, seeds, stems, barks, etc. were used by the inhabitants for curing various ailments. Various anthropogenic activities, over exploitation and habitat degradation have led rapid population depletion of these species. Therefore, study on habitat ecology, development of conventional and in-vitro propagation protocols, development of agro techniques/plantation techniques and introduction in the akin habitats, education and awareness programs for the inhabitants are suggested. So that adequate planning for the conservation of these species could be done.
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Pankaj Sharma, Pooja Patti and Ajeet Agnihotry, 2013. Ethnobotanical and Ethnomedicinal Uses of Floristic Diversity in Murari Devi and Surrounding Areas of Mandi District in Himachal Pradesh, India. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 451-468.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.451.468

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2013.451.468

 
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