3. ENUMERATING THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF CHURDHAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, HIMACHAL PRADES by SWATI SHARMA1, PANKAJ GUPTA2 AND VIJAY KUMAR SHARMA3
Plants have been used for medicinal purpose since times immemorial. The study accessed the ethno-botanical wisdom of rural communities living in Churdhar wildlife sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh. In order to gather the required information, an ethno-botanical survey was undertaken by using standard methods of getting and analysing ethno-botanical information. A total of 52 medicinal plants including, herbs and shrubs (39 species), trees (9 species), climbers (3 species), and fungus (2 species) have been enumerated. This study showed that people still depend on medicinal plants for primary healthcare.
KEY WORDS: Medicinal Plants, Churdhar wildlife sanctuary, Ethno-botanical wisdom.