Orchids have been used in the traditional system of medicine since time immemorial. The present communication is an account of 12 species of orchids which are used in traditional medicine in Uttarakhand. The work aims at presentation of this knowledge which would be valuable for the herbal drug industry and may lead to identification of new applications or resources. Given in this paper are the scientific names of the plants, local names and the parts of the plant used in medicinal preparations.
Jalal, Jeewan Singh; Kumar, Pankaj; and Pangtey, Y. P. S.
"Ethnomedicinal Orchids of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 164.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/164