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National Academy Science Letters

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 233–235 | Cite as

Check on Extinction of Medicinal Herbs in Uttarakhand: No Need to Uproot

  • Vinod K. BishtEmail author
  • Jagmohan S. Negi
  • Arvind K. Bhandari
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Abstract

Medicinal plants hold different biological and pharmacological activities, and play important role in the pharmaceutical industries. Most of the species being harvested for their underground parts are under different threat categories. Over-exploitation is considered as major cause. The extraction of aerial parts for therapeutic uses without uprooting the whole plants is of interesting aspect. This communication emphasizes the importance of presence of secondary metabolites in aerial parts of these herbs especially those listed in different threat categories.

Keywords

Medicinal plants Therapeutic Secondary metabolites 

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© The National Academy of Sciences, India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vinod K. Bisht
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jagmohan S. Negi
    • 1
  • Arvind K. Bhandari
    • 1
  1. 1.Herbal Analytical LaboratoryHerbal Research and Development InstituteMandal, GopeshwarIndia

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