Floristic composition of ethnomedicinal plants used by indigenous people in Tarai region, Kumaun Himalaya
Neha Chopra, Naveen Pandey, Lalit M Tewari and Ashish Tewari
Tarai region comprises with coarse gravel and deposits. This region is very rich in fauna and flora. The Tarai belt having long and narrow strips of and separates the upper limits of Gangetic plains. The study was conducted for the documentation of ethno-medicinal use of plants from Tarai region, Kumaun Himalaya. Study was conducted in Tarai region of Kumaun in order to collect information from respondent including both men and women. PRA technique was used to collect the information. Total 70 ethno-medicinal plant species belonging to 33 families, 61 genera were recorded and different habitats such as herbs (44%), trees (29%), shrubs (24%), climbers (3%), which were further classify according to plants parts used such as: root (22%), leaves and whole plants (17%), bark (9%), fruits (8% ), stem-bark (6%), seeds (5%), flowers and rhizome (3%) and gum (2%). It was found that 70 medicinal plant species were used by local people for curing 48diseases such as dysentery, diarrhea, cough, skin diseases, asthma, fever, piles, bronchitis, rheumatism, cold, cut and wounds, eye diseases etc.
Neha Chopra, Naveen Pandey, Lalit M Tewari and Ashish Tewari. Floristic composition of ethnomedicinal plants used by indigenous people in Tarai region, Kumaun Himalaya. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2019; 7(4): 139-143.