"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 2, Issue 2


Medicinal plants of the shimla hills, Himachal Pradesh: a survey


Author(s): Kamal Jit Singh and Anil Kumar Thakur

Abstract: Himachal Pradesh, located in the lap of the Himalayas, has varied climatic conditions due to variations in altitude and topography, which make this state a home for wide variety of plants. The Shimla hills have a rich repository of medicinal and other useful plants. The important biodiversity of medicinal plants of Shimla hills was surveyed between 2011 and 2013 at various places in Shimla and neighbourhood. Some of the important plants recorded were Malabarnut, Indian Horse Chestnut, Bracted Bugleweed, Aloe, Asparagus, Orchid Tree, Barberry, Bergenia, Indian Laburnum, Cedar tree, Indian Bay Leaf, Crepe Ginger, Datura, Indian Gooseberry, Spiked Ginger Lily, Yellow Jasmine, Walnut, Box Myrtle, Holy Basil, Oregano, Kakkar, Wild Himalayan Cherry, Wild Pomegranate, Rhododendron, Indian Madder, Himalayan Yew, Thyme, Himalayan Violet, Chaste Tree and Winged Prickly Ash etc.


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