Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Full Length Research Paper

Trade, population study and conservation aspects of Choraka/Choru in Kumaun Himalayas

D. Arya
  • D. Arya
  • Regional Research Institute of Himalayan Flora, CCRAS, Tarikhet, Ranikhet, Dist Almora-. 263663 Uttarakhand, India.
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D. Bhatt
  • D. Bhatt
  • Regional Research Institute of Himalayan Flora, CCRAS, Tarikhet, Ranikhet, Dist Almora-. 263663 Uttarakhand, India.
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G. C. Joshi
  • G. C. Joshi
  • Regional Research Institute of Himalayan Flora, CCRAS, Tarikhet, Ranikhet, Dist Almora-. 263663 Uttarakhand, India.
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L. M. Tewari
  • L. M. Tewari
  • DSB Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002, India.
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  •  Received: 10 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 12 January 2015
  •  Published: 30 January 2015

Abstract

Medicinal plants constitute an effective source of traditional and modern medicine. Angelica glauca Edgew. is a high value medicinal aromatic plant species of the Himalaya. In this article, a brief profile of the herbal medicinal plant Choraka (A. glauca Edgew.) which is used in the traditional system of medicine and in folk medicines in the Kumaun Himalayas was presented. Regular supply of raw material for pharmaceuticals and ethno-medicinal uses has high pressure on demand to fulfill the demand of the raw material. Adulteration and substitution are common in raw material in trade.
 
Key words: Angelica glauca Edgew, Kumaun Himalaya, adulteration/substitution, trade, population study and conservation.