http://dx.doi.org/10.21276/ijlssr.2017.3.2.13
Studies on Traditional Knowledge of Medicinal
Flora and its Contribution to Livelihood
Enhancement in the Doon-Valley, Uttrakhand
(India)
Ankush Sharma, Harmanjeet Singh, Narendra Kumar*
1PG Scholar-Uttaranchal College of Sciences and Technology, Dehradun, UK, India
2Head, Department of Botany, Alpine Institute of Management and Technology, Dehradun, UK, India
*Address for Correspondence: Dr. Narendra Kumar, Head, Department of Botany, Alpine Institute of Management and
Technology, Dehradun, UK, India
ABSTRACT- Uttrakhand has tremendous potential for medicinal plants cultivation and in becoming one of the  important options for sustainable livelihood in the Doon valley as well as all hilly regions. Doon-valley, Uttrakhand can take advantages of increasing demand and low availability of medicinal and aromatic plants resources in the other part of the country and start to grow highly valuable medicinal plants in high altitude areas. Medicinal and aromatic plants can play an important role in the subsistence livelihood enhancement rural people, especially women through an environmentally sustainable manner while maintaining the biodiversity of these natural products.
Key-words- Endangered plants, Medicinal flora, Indigenous use, Medicinal and aromatic plants


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