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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Medicinal plants of Lamberi forest range, Rajouri, J&K, India

Jyoti Sharma and Anil K. Raina

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Jammu, Jammu – 180006

Abstract

Enumeration of plants with medicinal properties in Lamberi Forest Range, Rajouri J&K revealed 56 plant species belonging to 50 genera and 36 families that can be used to cure different kind of diseases like jaundice, pyorrhea, cough, cold, skin diseases etc. Plant part(s) used to cure these diseases include whole plant (15 spp.), leaves (14 spp.), underground parts comprising of root, rhizome or tuber (11 spp.), fruit (8 spp.), bark (6 species), flower (5 spp.) and seeds (5 spp.). Family Asteraceae (6 spp.) has the maximum number of species followed by Euphorbiaceae (5 spp.) and Lamiaceae (3 spp.). Threats faced by plants in the study area include anthropogenic activities like over-grazing, clearing of forests for agricultural practices, timber extractions, construction of roads and forest fires. The common name, parts and purpose for which these are used and their status has also been presented.

Lamberi Forest Range, Shiwaliks region, medicinal use, wild plants, threat status

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Sharma, J., & Raina, A. K. (2016). Medicinal plants of Lamberi forest range, Rajouri, J&K, India. Environment Conservation Journal17(1&2), 153-160.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.171217

Received: 15.03.2016

Accepted: 10.05.2016

First Online: 25.06. 2016

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.171217

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