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Ethnopharmacological Study of Medicinal Plants in East Tarai Forest Division Haldwani, Uttarakhand

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

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2013, Vol. 8 No. 2, Pages 67-74


This report deals with the results of an ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants conducted during November, 2000, in the East Tarai Forest Division Haldwani, Nainital - one of the important divisions of Kumaon’s tarai in Uttarakhand. It lists 30 plant species belonging

to 24 families that are widely used by the indigenous communities of the area as folk drugs for treatment of various diseases and conditions of humans and cattle. For each plant species the correct botanical and prevalent local names, part used, claimed medicinal use(s) and mode of administration are given. The study has revealed, hitherto, many unknown traditional phytotherapeutic uses of plants from the area investigated.

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