Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2020)
Medicinal flora of Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Author(s): Gowher Guna
Abstract: The Kashmir Himalaya, known for its indigenous and endemic flora, also provides home to a large number of medicinal plants, which exhibit a wide taxonomical and distributional stretch. Although, some preliminary studies have been carried out in the region with respect to ethno medicinal uses of some plants, complete inventorization and documentation of medicinal flora has received a little or negligible attention. It is in this backdrop that the present floristic study was carried out to identify, inventorize, document, and characterize the Medicinal Flora of Srinagar. The present study has revealed that Srinagar has 51 medicinal plant species, belonging to 46 genera distributed over 26 families. Asteraceae is the most speciose family with 7 species.