Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part A (2014)
Documentation and ethnobotanical survey of wild edible plants used by the tribals of Kupwara, J & K, India.
Author(s): Mudasir Yousuf Mir
Abstract: The present study deals with the identification, documentation and ethno-botanical exploration with respect to food value of wild edible plants from selected areas of Kupwara (Budnamel, Keran, Karnah, and Jumgand). Total 31 wild edible plants were surveyed. Edible parts of wild plants (fruit, flower, leaves, tubers and rhizomes) are the nature’s gift to mankind; these are not only delicious and refreshing but also the chief source of vitamins, minerals and proteins. The wild edible plants are the normal food of cattle grazers and the forest tribes. Although the popularity of these wild forms of fruits, flowers and tubers has declined, it is considered that special attention should be paid to them in order to maintain and improve this important source of food supply.
How to cite this article:
Mudasir Yousuf Mir. Documentation and ethnobotanical survey of wild edible plants used by the tribals of Kupwara, J & K, India.. Int J Herb Med 2014;2(4):11-18.