Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)
The conservation of medicinal plants in the over-exploited nallamalais hills, Central Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh
T Shali Saheb, S Zakia, SK Nazeeruddin, SK Ahmed and S Masiullah
Forests, considered to be precious assets and the lungs of the earth are at the risk of being destroyed and exploited by human intruders. Thus ecosystem services of biodiversity, maintained through formation and protection of soil, conservation and purification of water and the maintenance of hydrological cycles are disrupted by human mismanagement of biological resources. It is the need of the hour to conserve biodiversity from the threats of anthropogenic activity. The Nallamalais region is being exploited in an unregulated manner for its natural wealth and the rich and diverse heritage of traditional indigenous plant wealth which needs to be conserved. In this bleak scenario, conservation and sustainable development of forests are the only solutions to save not only the germplasm of trees and shrubs but also tiny herbs with medicinal properties.
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T Shali Saheb, S Zakia, SK Nazeeruddin, SK Ahmed and S Masiullah. The conservation of medicinal plants in the over-exploited nallamalais hills, Central Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(1):36-39.