Traditional Usage of Ethno-medicinal Plants of Sikandra Hill Range in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh, India

Author(s): Gulshan Kumar and Hem Chander

The present paper deals with the documentation of field observations on traditional use of medicinaland aromatic plants by the inhabitants of area of Sikandra Hill range of Mandi districts of Himachal Pradesh in North-Western Himalaya. These hills range are inhabited by different ethnic groups. A large number of plants of local flora are used to cure various ailments of human and livestock. First hand information about 88 plants belong-ing to 41 families was recorded by conducting extensive field surveys during 2018-2019. The highest number of ethno-medicinal plants was recorded from the family Brassicaceae (8 species) followed by Cucerbitaceae (8 species), Leguminosae (6 species) Rosaceae (5 species) and Rutaceae (5 species). This study documents valuable information for traditional remedies and contributes to the usage of medicinal plants in the study area.


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