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International Journal of Herbal Medicine
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A (2017)

Traditional and ethnobotanical uses of Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus (Quercus oblongata D. Don) in Kumaun and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand, India: A review

Author(s): Amit Kumar Joshi and Dr. Divya Juyal
Abstract: Kumaun and Garhwal region of Uttarakhand State is characterized by a rich diversity of ethno-medicinal plants as well as a rich heritage of traditional medicine system. The present study focuses on the status traditional and ethno-botanical uses of Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus (Quercus oblongata D. Don) and its importance preserved by the local population in Kumaun and Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Quercus genus (family- Fagaceae) consists of around 450 species worldwide and represents an important group of evergreen or deciduous trees from temperate and tropical climatic areas. Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus plant is belonging to family Fagaceae. Oak forests occupy approximately 20,000Km2 areas in the Central Himalaya between 1000 and 3000 m elevations and are considered as a key stone species. For the present study, an intensive and extensive survey was made in different districts of Kumaun and Garhwal region of Uttarakhand (Almora, Tehri Garhwal, Rudrapriyag, Chamoli, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh) and other States. The present paper is a review on ethno-medicinal uses of Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus (Quercus oblongata D. Don) used by different tribes for treating of various diseases. Different parts of the plant (bark, leaves, fruits and resins) are variably used in treating wide range of diseases such as urinary infection, toothache, piles, astringent, diarrhea, stomachache, gonorrhea, asthma, dysentery, stomach pain.
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How to cite this article:
Amit Kumar Joshi and Dr. Divya Juyal. Traditional and ethnobotanical uses of Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus (Quercus oblongata D. Don) in Kumaun and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand, India: A review. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(5): 06-08.
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