A Survey to Explore the Herbal Wealth and Its Utility as Edibles, Ethno-Medicine and Ethno-Veterinary Practices in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR), Uttarakhand as a Step to Bio Prospection
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ashish C
Junior Scientist, National Institute of Pharmaceutical
Education and Research (NIPER), Punjab, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 21, 2016; Accepted date: November 18, 2016; Published date: November 21, 2016
Citation: Jaiyati R, Rajdeo K, Ashish C, Archana S, Ruchi B (2016) A Survey to Explore the Herbal Wealth and Its Utility as Edibles, Ethno-Medicine and Ethno-Veterinary Practices in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR), Uttarakhand as a Step to Bio Prospection. Pharm Anal Acta 7:514. doi: 10.4172/2153-2435.1000514
Copyright: © 2016 Jaiyati R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper explores the traditional knowledge of herbal wealth amongst local people and its use as edible, medicine and ethno-veterinary purposes. Information of about 55 species belonging to 32 families was collected from 8 villages under NDBR region, as a step towards sustainable utilization and conservation of medicinal plant species. Information given by the people about the medicinal plants provides an interesting ethno-botanical data and the distribution of ethno-botanical knowledge of the germane ethno-botanical and its utilization held by aged members of the society. There is earnest need to capture and preserve the knowledge related to the herbal wealth for future use and its bio prospection.