Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 6 (2020)
Ethnopharmacological studies on the medicinal plants used by semipastoral gujjar tribe in hills of Shikari Devi of Tehsil Thunag, District Mandi Himachal Pradesh
Indigenous traditional knowledge is an important part of the culture and history of a local community. Plants are integral source of medicines in the rural areas particularly in the tribal communities. The present study is aimed to document the ethno medicinal plants used for various ailments by the Gujjar tribe and rural people living in hills. In Himachal Pradesh tribal migratory semipastoral Gujjar tribe are rich repository of traditional knowledge of wild medicinal plants and its uses, in this respect, an ethnopharmacological Studies was carried out in Shikari Devi and its surrounding area of Thunag Subdivision district Mandi Himachal Pradesh from 2018 to 2020. The required information on ethnomedicines used by tribal migratory gujjar was collected through personal field visit, interview and questionnaire. Total of 71 species were documented herb species were dominant (54) followed by shrub (9), tree (8). This study shows that Gujjar in tribal areas are highly dependent on ethnobotanical medicines, which evolved over generations of experience, for the healthcare. The potential ethno medicinal plants could be conserved and further validation need for better utilization and provisions of the documented knowledge.
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Manju Lata. Ethnopharmacological studies on the medicinal plants used by semipastoral gujjar tribe in hills of Shikari Devi of Tehsil Thunag, District Mandi Himachal Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(6S):402-408.