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Prioritization and Conservation of Himalayan Medicinal Plants: Angelica glauca Edgew. as a Case Study

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Title:Prioritization and Conservation of Himalayan Medicinal Plants: Angelica glauca Edgew. as a Case Study
Authors:Bisht, Anil Kumar
Bhatt, Arvind
Rawal, R.S.
Dhar, Uppeandra
Keywords:ethnobotany
Himalaya Mountains Region
medicinal plants
Angelica glauca
Picrorhiza kurrooa
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indigenous knowledge
traditional medicine
India
natural resource management
biological resources
threatened species
endangered species
gender differences
interviews
questionnaires
sampling
market prices
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Date Issued:2006
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Bisht AK, Bhatt A, Rawal RS, Dhar U. 2006. Prioritization and conservation of Himalayan medicinal plants: Angelica glauca Edgew. as a case study. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 4:11-24.
Abstract:The present study broadly supports the need for conservation initiatives for Himalayan medicinal plants. An approach is set up for prioritization grading of the importance of medicinal plants that is based upon the knowledge of local communities about the species. The study of Himalayan medicinal plants in general and Angelica glauca Edgew. in particular reveals that the utilization pattern, traditional knowledge base and trade of medicinal plants show trends that are not ideal for sustainability in the Indian Himalaya. The research attempts to integrate the analysis of several aspects of Himalayan trade in medicinal plants to reveal the threat to the plants and to suggest ways to overcome the problem.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/234
ISSN:1547-3465
Appears in Collections: 2006 - Volume 4 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications


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