Medicinal plant resources of Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una districts of Himachal Pradesh: An ethno-botanical enumeration
Jyoti Bhardwaj and Mk Seth
An ethno-botanical exploration of tropical areas of Himachal Pradesh (Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una) was carried out to enumerate few imperative medicinal plant species used by the inhabitant to cure different ailments. Presence of 135 plant species out of which 133 angiosperms, 1 gymnosperm (Pinus roxburghii Sargent.) and 1 fern (Adiantum incisum Forssk.) were documented. 135 plant species belonging to 116 genera and 63 families found to be used by inhabitant for remedial purposes. Amongst 135 plant species (41) flowers, (49) fruits, (77) roots, (84) leaves, (47) seeds, (2) rhizomes, (6) latex, (6) kernels, (10) stems, (2) shoots, (62) bark, (14) whole plant were considered to be utilized for treatment of various diseases by local communities.