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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
Ethnoveterinary Practices of Arki and Kandaghat Tehsils of District Solan, Himachal Pradesh (India)
Poonam Kumari  | Dhiraj S. Rawat
Abstract: The subject of ethnobotany has been recognised as a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary natural science with practical application of its data mainly in biodiversity prospecting and conservation biology. Herbal medicines play an important role in animal healthcare. Himalaya has influenced the life and culture of communities in a wider context. The state of Himachal Pradesh including 16, 997 villages with 55, 673 square meter area under 12 districts, is a reservoir of medicinal and aromatic plants. Now - a - days, the subject of ethnobotany has been recognised as a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary natural science with practical application of its data mainly in biodiversity prospecting and conservation biology. Arki and Kandaghat tehsils of district Solan are rich in biodiversity and culture but are still unexplored. The rural populace of study area is still dependent on the medicinal plants for the healthcare of their livestock. Rural inhabitants of the region are conscious for the health of their livestock as evident from the usage of as many as 93 plant species belonging to 88 genera under 47 families. Mostly, the leaves of the plant species (35%), followed by whole plant (22%), seeds (11%) and stem/bark/twigs (10%) are used to cure different ailments of livestock.
Keywords: Ethnobotany, Biodiversity, Healthcare, Livestock, Ailments
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 561 - 565