The documentation of traditional knowledge would appear to be the "need of the hour" in view of the current demand for herb based products. Documentation serves to ensure the preservation of traditional information for future generations. It is also a step forward in the creation of a database on ethnobotanical notes. An attempt therefore, has been made here to document the indigenous uses of tree species of the Pir Panjal Biodiversity Park of BGSB University. A total of 28 species belonging to 24 genera and 19 families were observed being used traditionally to cure various diseases and having other uses. Out of these, only six species were natives and 22 were non-native of the Indian Himalayan Region.
Pant, Shreekar and Verma, Susheel
"Ethnobotanical Notes on Tree Species of Pir Panjal Biodiversity Park of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, J&K, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 48.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/48