A Contribution to the Ethnomedicinal Flora of Haldwani Forest Division, Nainital (Uttarakhand)

Zaheer Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmad, Wasiuddin and Latafat Ali Khan

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January - March 2014, Vol. 9 No. 1, Pages 143-149

Abstract

The results of an ethnobotanical survey conducted during March 2003 in the Haldwani Forest Division, Nainital of Kumaon region, Uttarakhand are presented in this report. Ethno-medicinal uses of 25 plant species belonging to 21 different families of angiosperms have been described. For each plant species are given the correct botanical and prevalent

local names, part used, claimed medicinal use(s) and mode of administration. Majority of these uses have not been, hitherto, described. Investigations to their pharmacological action and chemical constituents are re-stressed in an effort to discover new drugs of plant origin to treat specific diseases and conditions so far incurable in modern medicine.

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