Sharma, P K and Chauhan, N S and Lal, Brij (2004) Observations on the traditional phytotherapy among the inhabitants of Parvati valley in western Himalaya, India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 92 . pp. 167-176.

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The present paper deals with the field observations recorded on the traditional indigenous therapeutic applications of the plants used by the inhabitants of the Parvati valley of Kullu district in western Himalaya of India. The Parvati valley is inhabited by different ethnic groups like Gujjars, Gaddis, Malanis, Kulluvis and others. These inhabitants have been dependent on the ambient plant resources for food, fuel, fiber, timber, household articles and medicines to a great extent for ages. Even today a number of plants of the local flora are used for curing various ailments and diseases. First-hand information about 50 plant species belonging to 45 genera and 28 families were recorded during extensive field surveys carried in Parvati valley during 2000–2002. The information is given in a tabular form as scientific names of plants in alphabetic order followed by family and field numbers of the voucher specimens collected. Information on local/vernacular names of plants, uses, parts used, names of ailments and modes of usage are given in detail. Information on traditional uses and commercial uses as well as biological activities of the related species is included on the basis of the existing relevant literature so as to present a comprehensive account.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional; Phytotherapy; Inhabitants; Parvati valley; Western Himalayas
Subjects: Ecology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 11:50
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2011 11:50

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