Journal of Applied and Natural Science 6 (2): 720-724 (2014)
Ethno-botanical survey for wild plants in fringe villages around Shimla
Water Catchment Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Dipika Rana1* and Haseeb Ul Rashid Masoodi2
1Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Panthaghati, Shimla-171009 (H.P.), INDIA?
2Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail:email@example.com
Abstract : In this study an ethno-botanical survey was carried out in the fringe villages located at the periphery of
Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary. As the sanctuary area is not completely fenced the villagers have an access
inside the sanctuary. An attempt was made to prepare a document of important flora and information from local
community about their ethnic uses. The indigenous knowledge of local traditional uses was collected by personal
interviews during field trips. Plants with their correct nomenclature were arranged by family name, vernacular name,
part use, ethno-botanical remedies and uses. Plants having uses in medicine, ornamental, fodder and many other
were studied. The study was entirely focused on revealing the medicinal potential possessed by the plants growing
wild in this area and their sustainability for the betterment of mankind.
Keywords : Catchment, Ethno-botanical, Fringe village, Sanctuary.