Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January – March 2017, Vol. 12 No. 1, Pages 95-106

A Contribution to the Ethnomedicinal Flora of Chakrata Forests in Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

Zaheer Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmad, Parwez Ahmad and Shariq Ali Khan

Abstract

An ethnobotanical survey of the Chakrata forests in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand has yielded useful information on folk medicinal claims prevalent among the tribal communities, dominated by Jaunsar-Bawar. Based on this field study carried out during November 2014 and March 2017, the present paper deals with 55 species belonging to 51 genera and 34 families that are commonly used as folk drugs for treatment of various humans and cattle diseases and conditions. For each plant species the current botanical and prevalent local names, the part used, claimed medicinal use(s) and manner of using the crude drugs are provided. This report lists many new phytotherapeutic

applications and preparations from the area surveyed.

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