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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences

Year: 2007  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 148 - 152

Ethno-Veterinary Medicinal Uses of Some Plant Species by the Gujar Tribe of the Kashmir Himalaya

Anzar A. Khuroo, Akhtar H. Malik, A.R. Dar, G.H. Dar and Z.S. Khan


The documentation of biodiversity and its traditional use(s) by the ethnic communities have assumed priority due to the rampant loss of biodiversity, the looming threats of biopiracy and the increasing patent wars on bio-resources. In view of this, the present paper describes in detail the ethno-veterinary medicinal uses of some angiosperm plant species by the Gujar tribe of the Kashmir Himalaya; with the sole objective of documentation of this secret treasure-trove of valuable ethno-botanic knowledge. In the present investigation, each plant species has been provided with the scientific name, local name, growth form, altitudinal range and present status of occurrence; followed by part(s) used, mode of preparation, method of use and the dosage.

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