International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 4
Exploring the traditional strategies for conservation of endangered medicinal plants of Baramulla district of Kashmir division, India

Syed Suhail Hamdani

Medicinal plants have been used to treat various diseases in Kashmir valley from ancient times. Various plant species are being used as medicine in one form or another. The knowledge of how to use these medicinal plants was transmitted from generation to generation. Due to modernization, traditional knowledge about the usage of medicinal herbs is draining day by day. A number of plant species have also become endangered as a result of anthropogenic and natural threats such as overgrazing, deforestation, road construction, overexploitation, soil erosion and huge visitor influxes. Indigenous knowledge serves as a foundation for decision-making at the grassroots level in rural communities about natural resource conservation. Considering that the majority of plant species have medicinal value, on which the majority of rural people rely, conservation of medicinal plants has a direct relationship to human health. To document the ethnobotany of rare, vulnerable, and endangered plants in the Baramulla District of Kashmir and to study the traditional conservation methods, a survey was carried out in the area. During the study, 27 plants were identified, along with their therapeutic use and traditional conservation methods. The study also recommends that traditional management practices be encouraged because they serve a dual role as an important conservation approach as well as a vital component of primary health care.
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Syed Suhail Hamdani. Exploring the traditional strategies for conservation of endangered medicinal plants of Baramulla district of Kashmir division, India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2021, Pages 51-58
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