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An approach to the study of traditional medicinal plants used by locals of block Kralpora Kupwara Jammu and Kashmir India

Syed Aasif Hussain Andrabi2; Aadil Abdullah1,

Abstract

The present study reports ethno-medicinal uses of medicinal plants in the northern region of Kashmir Himalayas. The aim of the study is to document the valuable knowledge of the local people regarding the use of plants. The local people use the plants in their unique ways for various purposes mostly for the treatment of various diseases. An initiative was taken to document the ethnic knowledge regarding the medicinal plants in the Kupwara District. Surveys were conducted for documentation of traditional knowledge of medicinal plants. 112 medicinal plant species (87 herbs, 7 shrubs and 10 trees), representing 53 families, were recorded to be used under traditional health care system.

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