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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019
Taxonomy and Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants of Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Nasreena Khan | Khired Tanveer Malik | Poornima Shrivastava
Abstract: The study investigated the biodiversity distribution and the respective medicinal and economic uses of the plant species in Anantnag district. Eight sampling areas rich in biodiversity were selected namely Kapran, Verinag, Dooru, Lower Mundah, Achabal, Kokernag, Sinthan Top, Lidder valley area. A detailed questionnaire was also prepared to inquire about the ethno-medicinal uses of the plants from the local inhabitants. A total of 69 species were noted and recorded. These plants have been of immense value to the locals for hundreds of years. Some of their medicinal uses are: Skin Rashes and external ulcers, pain and cramps, rheumatism, frost bite, toothache, skin diseases, insect bites and warts, loss of appetite, joint and back pains, throat and chest infection, excessive menstrual bleeding, etc. , kidney and gall Stones. abdominal cramps, cholera and eruptions, dyspepsia, rheumatism, jaundice, antiseptic properties, stomach-ache and urinary infections.
Keywords: Taxonomy, Ethnobotany, Biodiversity, Himalayan biodiversity, Kashmir biodiversity
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019,
Pages: 1475 - 1480