World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
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Abstract

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE ON WILD EDIBLE PLANTS AS LIVELIHOOD FOOD IN HILLY REGION OF NAINITAL, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

Neetu Bohra*, Lalit M. Tewari and Ashish Tewari

ABSTRACT

The aims of this study was documenting the traditional knowledge and assessing the utilization of the wild edible plants used by the local people of Nainital, Uttrakhand. The local people, who will be familiar with traditional uses of the plants, were interviewed for the extraction of folk knowledge. Semi-structured interview, questionnaires, focus group discussion and field observations was carried out to enhance understanding and gather information about traditional knowledge and about different species of wild edible plants available around the village. Total of 9 families, 12 genera with 15 species of wild edible plants were collected in the study area. Most of them are Trees (60%) followed by shrubs and herbs with 27 % and 13% respectively. Rubus ellipticus and Myrica esculenta were the most preferred species. Wild edible plants are threatened due to various human and natural causes. Thus, public awareness and community based management is need to be encouraged by at all levels.

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