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

Medicinal Plants and Climate Change

More than 19,000 flowering plant species have been identified and catalogued in the Indian flora. Out of these over 6000 plant species have been reported in the Indian systems of medicine. Varied study of India’s biogeographic zones shows that the largest number of medicinal plants in the country may be found along the Himalayas. As each section of the Himalayas has specific characteristics in terms of soil and humidity the Himalayas are broadly divided into ‘Trans Himalayan’ and ‘Himalayan Biogeographic...

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