A list of medicinally important plants of Sikkim Himalayan region, India
Ujjal Chettri and Swati Kumari
According to report of WHO 2019 on Traditional and complementary medicine it is found that more than 80% of the world population out of total global population relies upon natural resources like plants for various formulation in order to treat several diseases. Most of the herbal and pharmaceutical industries were already using some of these plant species commercially as their formulations. These medicinally important plants are also a source for several novel therapeutic compounds and their over exploitation by commercial industries may result in extinction of various plant species which are valuable. People in Himalayan region like Sikkim are utilizing some of this medicinally important plants as part of their local tradition and traditional medicine system. As we already know all of the synthetic allopathic drugs may result in various side-effects and also may cause serious problems like microbial multidrug resistance. So plants with medicinal properties were better choice in for curing various problems of the body. So it is very important to document all these medicinally important plants from Himalayan region of Sikkim. In this article we have utilized Many previous reports about different medicinal plants found in Sikkim Himalayan region and from this list of 51 medicinally important plant species were prepared along with their scientific names, plant parts of interest, and their Ethnomedicinal application or uses which will be helpful for researchers working in related field.