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Studies on Traditional Knowledge of Ethnomedicinal Plants in Jawalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Singhania University, Rajasthan, INDIA
  • 2Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies (UGC Centre of excellence), Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, INDIA
  • 3DFO (HQ) o/o CF, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 6-12, October,10 (2014)


Himachal Pradesh, a western Himalayan state is a rich store house of medicinal plants. The people of the state have great faith in effectiveness of medicinal herbs. This traditional system of medicine is fast disappearing due to relatively low income in this tradition and scarcity of written documents. The present study was carried out to explore traditional medicinal knowledge of plants of Jawalamukhi shakti peeth, Himachal Pradesh. It was found that 25 different plants belonging to 20 families are used to treat various diseases.


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