Himalaya is known as an abode of medicinal plants. Climate and topographic diversity of the Sewa catchment area provides a variety of habitats for the luxuriant growth of potential medicinal plant species. Many of these are used by locals in remote and inaccessible areas. Continuous overexploitation, revival of the use of herbal drugs and degradation of the habitats has brought medicinal plants on priority for conservation. Keeping in view these aspects, the medicinal plant wealth of Sewa catchment has been explored and assessed by interaction with the local inhabitants and after surveying the literature. The results have been compiled in 182 plant species along with the families, common and local names, altitudinal range and their medicinal use.
Khan, Mahroof; Kumar, Satish; and Hamal, Irshad Ahmed
"Medicinal Plants of Sewa River Catchment Area in the Northwest Himalaya and its Implication for Conservation,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 5.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss9/5