Drug research has enriched human life in many ways. The health care and resulting social and economic benefits of new drugs to society are most remarkable, are quite well recognized. Drug research has been the driving force for many basic scientific developments, such as that of many new synthetic methods, of the understanding of the physiology and pharmacology of biological systems and has contributed much too molecular recognition. The Uttarakhand Himalayas have a great wealth of medicinal plants and traditional medicinal knowledge. The medicinal plant that has been widely used as veterinary ethno-medicine in Uttarakhand region has been studied. These do not either occur elsewhere or have not so far been exploited commercially. Attempts have been made to explore the new possible species having medicinal importance especially for veterinary and to grow them in suitable areas so as to meet national industrial demands. The present paper deals with the traditional uses of 100 plant species employed in ethno-medicine and ethno-veterinary practice in Uttarakhand.
Kumari, Priti; Singh, Bibhesh K.; Joshi, Girish C.; and Tewari, Lalit M.
"Veterinary Ethnomedicinal Plants in Uttarakhand Himalayan Region, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 11.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss10/11