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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 119-124

Traditional medicinal plants of gurez (kashmir) - An ethnobotanical study


Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu - Tawi 180 001, India

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B K Kapahi
Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu - Tawi 180 001
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Gurez Valley is situated along the Krishna Ganga river and is less exploited. It has reserve forests. The forests are very rich in herbal wealth. The population of the area consists of the types Dard, Kashimiries; Gujars and Pathans. They have got much faith in herbs and the elders of the family mostly know the uses of the herbs and prescribe for the ailments to their families and neighbours. The folklores of 56 plants species belonging to 50 genera and 28 families and neighbourers. The folklores of 56 plants species belonging to 50 genera and 28 families and their mode of administration were collected during the survey of the area. Botanical names with author citations, plant family, local name, connection with altitude and medicinal uses have been enlisted.


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