Sushma Kholiya, Himanshu Pandey, Mahipal Singh, Nirmala Pargaien and Ameeta Tiwari
Medicinal and Aromatic plant (MAP) species including Shrubs, herbs and trees are widely distributed along the Nandhaur landscape which is present in Nainital District of Uttarakhand. This region is well known for its flora and fauna biodiversity. Local and tribal communities of this region still use medicinal plants to cure various diseases and alignments. Research articles on the tree species have already been published by the researchers but there is no such study on shrubs and herbs. This review article is an attempt to study and analyze the pharmaceutical, ethnobotanical, and traditional uses of 28 plant species including the shrubs and herb species from Nandhaur landscape. With the help of a literature review, we highlighted the phytochemical constituents, and their botanical, vernacular names with modern and traditional uses. It will be beneficial to share traditional knowledge of these medicinal plant species with locals, researchers, and scientists by providing them with a thorough understanding of the region. As many plants species face extinction due to climate change, deforestation, and irregular harvesting practises, this comprehensive review will be critical for protecting cultural, traditional, and biodiversity conservation.
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