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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 3 (2024)

India’s ethnobotany: From past to future with nature’s secrets

Author(s):

Sweety Singh

Abstract:
India’s ethnobotany is a rich field that has been practiced for centuries, with a deep connection to nature and traditional knowledge. Ethnobotany is the study of how different cultures use plants for various purposes, including medicinal, food, and cultural uses. The traditional knowledge of plants and their uses has been passed down through generations, forming an invaluable repository of information on the diverse flora of the region. One of the key aspects of India's ethnobotany is its focus on medicinal plants. India is home to a vast array of plant species with medicinal properties, many of which have been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. These plants have been studied for their therapeutic properties and have contributed to the development of modern medicine. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the potential of India's ethnobotanical knowledge for drug discovery and development. Researchers are exploring the traditional uses of plants to identify new compounds with pharmaceutical potential. This interdisciplinary approach, combining traditional knowledge with modern science, has the potential to unlock nature's secrets and lead to the development of new medicines.

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How to cite this article:
Sweety Singh. India’s ethnobotany: From past to future with nature’s secrets. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(3):390-394. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i3e.14979

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