Forests | VOL. 12, ISSUE 71, March-April 2012 |

Distribution of Indian Medicinal Plants: Northwest and West Himalaya

The region is estimated to have approximately 1,700 known medicinal plant species. Some of the sought after species of these regions are Aconitum heterophyllum Wall. Ex Royle, Ferula jaeschkeana Vatke and Saussurea costus (Balc.) Lipsd. S. costus is in fact confined to only the Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir. These critically endangered wild varieties are enlisted in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of flora and fauna (CITES).   Trans Himalaya The section is estimated to harbour...

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