Medicinal herbs like Jambu, Choru, Kapoor Kachri, Kutki, Kootha, Jatamansi are rapidly extinct from the higher Himalayan regions of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand.



This has been revealed in the research of scientists under the National Himalayan Study Mission.

The team of botanists from Govind Ballabh Pant National Himalayan Environment Institute has come forward to conserve medicinal flora and herbs. A plan for conservation has been implemented in the Chaudas Valley of Pithoragarh under the leadership of botanists. Its positive results have come out.
In this project operated under the National Himalayan Study Mission, the team of botanists of Govind Ballabh Pant National Himalayan Environment Institute Kosi is working on the project by Chaudas Valley of Pithoragarh.

Initiatives have been taken to make more than 172 farmers of 11 villages of the Chaudas Valley aware of the preservation of these medicinal herbs and to link them with livelihoods. Forest department and many herbal companies are also being taken help in conservation of medicinal plants.

Many medicinal plants are found:
According to botanists, vegetation like Jambu, Choru, Tejapata, Kapoor Kachri, Kutki, Kootha and Jatamasi are found in places ranging from 900 m to 2800 m above sea level. The area of ​​Chaudas Valley of Pithoragarh, the frontier district of the state, is suitable for these medicines.

Efforts are being made to conserve the medicinal herbs found in the Himalayan regions. In this, the help of botanists of Govind Ballabh Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment is being taken. More than 172 farmers from 11 villages in the Chaudas Valley in Pithoragarh district have been linked to conservation.
Kirit Kumar, Nodal Officer, National Himalayan Studies Mission.

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