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An Ethno- pharmacological Study of Ramnagar Forest Division of Nainital District, Uttarakhand

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

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2014, Vol. 9 No. 2, Pages 153-160


The present report deals with the results of an ethnopharmacological survey carried out during October of 2003 in the Ramnagar forest division of Nainital district in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. In all, 26 plant species belonging to 20 families of angiosperms, used by the

indigenous people against different ailments of humans as well as livestock,

have been enumerated. Each entry provides the information on correct botanical and prevalent local names, the part used, claimed medicinal use(s) and mode of administration. The study has revealed new uses of many plants and highlighted the potential of ethnopharmacological research as well as the need for documentation of traditional knowledge pertaining to the utilization of plants as medicine. The data presented are first-hand and not published earlier in present form.

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