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Ethnobotanical and medicinal uses of various wild fruit plants of Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand (India)
Sanjeev Lal*, Jai Laxmi Rawat and Richa Badhani
Department of Botany, R.C.U. Govt. P.G. College, Uttarkashi (Uttrakhand) – 249 193, India
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Abstract:

The represent of this evaluation was to explore the ethnobotanical and medicinal properties of the wild fruit plant species of the different village of Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand State, India. Uttarakhand is one of those places, which are suitable for the wild edible fruiting plants, because of their difficult geography and climatic conditions and remarkable taste of fruits, which are attracted by their people as a rich source of their nutrition and medicinal values. Fruit is a ripened ovary and it may either fleshy or nut and divided into cultivated as well as wild categories. Wild fruits are worldwide distributed and mostly found in their part of earth surface, where anthropogenic activities are negligible. The uses of Himalayan plant species for food & medicine has been known for a long time. Wild edible plants are very important for the well being of rural populations in the region, which is not only as sources of supplemental food, nutritionally balanced diets, medicines, fodder and fuel, but also for their income generating potential. Large numbers of the wild fruits along with their edible values used in medicine against different diseases have high nutritive quality & used by the local peoples. Such wild plants might be explore for their nutritional and medicinal properties and need to conserve for biodiversity maintenance in the study area. Therefore, presently there is a need to conserve the wild fruit plants in the villages of Tehri Garhwal region in the future for their value in the human kind.

Keywords: Ethnobotany Medicine Nutrition Uttarakhand Wild fruit
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Lal, S., Rawat, J.L., Badhani, R., 2020. Ethnobotanical and medicinal uses of various wild fruit plants of Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand (India).Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 7(7): 54-61. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2020.707.006