Ethnobotanical studies of medicinal plants of barie/sarbal mountain range in District Anantnag of South Kashmir, J&K, India
Aanesa Muzzafar, Dr. Suchi Modi, Manzoor Javaid and Nadeem Nisar
The aim of this dissertation is to study the distribution of medicinal knowledge among the people of Kapran, Gwass, Nowgam Nard, and Heingpora, in particular, why some plant species are in need, collected and used by people of the area than those of less common plants. An ethno botanical study of medicinal plants was conducted in growing seasons from June 2018 to May 2019 in BraieSarbal mountain range of valley (Kapran) in J & K region of India. A total of 32 Informants were selected from 4 villages. A total of 50 plant species distributed across 49 genera and 24 families were identified to have medicinal importance. Population studies show that most medicinal knowledge is idiosyncratic. Plant morphology and taste are very important in individual cognitive models in recognizing the medicinal importance of plant species. Emic perception of efficiency is the variable that most accounts for the distribution of medicinal knowledge.
Aanesa Muzzafar, Dr. Suchi Modi, Manzoor Javaid, Nadeem Nisar. Ethnobotanical studies of medicinal plants of barie/sarbal mountain range in District Anantnag of South Kashmir, J&K, India. J Med Plants Stud 2019;7(5):07-12.