An ethno-botanical study of medicinal plants of Ghurdauri region, Uttarakhand, India
Priyanka and Mamta Baunthiyal
Uttarakhand has a vast medicinal and floristic wealth making it a centre of attraction for many herbal industries. The vegetation of Uttarakhand includes annual, biennial or perennial herbs, undershrubs and shrubs. Proper identification of the plant species and their importance to the local people can provide useful information and play a pivotal role in efficient utilization of natural wealth. So it is important to scientifically identify and document this natural wealth before they are lost forever. The present study includes the collection and compilation of different plant species of Ghurdauri region. The database provides information on various aspects such as species richness and medicinal use for the different families of plants of Ghurdauri region. Findings of the present investigations, revealed a total of 21 families and 33 species that are used by native communities for treating several ailments.