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Critical review of some important medicinal and aromatic plants of western Himalaya

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Functional Plant Biology, Kumaon University, Almora Campus, Almora, 263 643, Uttrakhand, India

Res. J. of Pharmaceutical Sci., Volume 9, Issue (1), Pages 7-16, June,30 (2020)


Critical review of some medicinal and aromatic plants of western Himalaya has been undertaken. For evaluation purpose plants were prioritized on basis of present IUCN status, current market value in India, estimated annual trade and conservation strategies available in public domain. Twenty (20) species were selected most of which were endemic to the region. Moreover, IUCN status of most of the plant species was found to be "critically endangered" which meant that immediate attention needs to be given to such species. The author has tried to compile the data in such a manner which could be utilized for in situ and ex situ conservation of the species. Various research organizations working actively in this region has also been highlighted.


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