The northern part of India has great diversity of medicinal plants due to its geography and ecological marginal conditions. These traditional systems have been curing disease since 3,000 years. With the demand for these medicinal plants, most of the plant populations have been depleted, indicating a lack of ecological knowledge among communities using the plants. Thus, an attempt was made in this study of ethno medicinal plants, to determine their availability in the growing sites, and to inform the communities about the sustainable exploitation of medicinal plants in the wild. The Himalayas have a great wealth of medicinal plants and traditional medicinal knowledge. Medicinal plants have played an important role of primary health care system among the local people of Himalayan region. The present paper is a study of the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and its use by local people of Himalayan region. Due to its unique geographical location and different climatic condition, it has rich biodiversity and variety of plant species. The present paper focuses about the indigenous knowledge of different medicinal plants used in the Himalayan region ethno medicinal uses of 70 medicinal plant species along with botanical name, family, local name,chemicals,part used and mode of treatment are given in this paper.
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