Skip to main content

Folk medicines of kurukshetra district (Haryana), India


Information on 69 species and 66 prescriptions for therapeutic doses are given and medicinal applications of each species are presented. Popular names, empirical properties and manner of using prescriptions are described. The putative plant remedies are not evaluated nor are any chemical principles identified.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Literature Cited

  • Chopra, R.N., S. L. Nayar, and I. C. Chopra. 1956. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.

    Google Scholar 

  • Dey, A.C, H. O. Saxena, and M. R. Uniyal. 1969. Botanical exploration in the Bhagirathi valley with particular reference to the medicinal plants. Indian Forester 95: 190.

    Google Scholar 

  • Gupta, R. 1964. Survey record of medicinal and aromatic plants of Chamba Forest Division Himachal Pradesh. Indian Forester 90: 454–168.

    Google Scholar 

  • Handa, K.L., L. D. Kapoor, and I. C. Chopra. 1951. Drug resources of Himachal Pradesh. Indian J. Pharm. 13: 118–119.

    Google Scholar 

  • Jain, S.K. 1963. Studies in Indian ethnobotany—Less known uses of fifty common plants from tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh. Bull. Bot. Surv. India 5: 223–226.

    Google Scholar 

  • —. 1965. Medicinal plant lore of the tribals of Bastar. Econ. Bot. 19: 236–250.

    Google Scholar 

  • Juyal, S., and M. R. Uniyal. 1966. Medicinal plants of Bhagirathi Valley. Nagarjun 10: 26.

    Google Scholar 

  • Kapoor, L.D., P. C. Sharma, and S. L. Kapoor. 1971. Medicinal plant wealth around religious shrines of India. J. Res. Indian Med. 6: 87–94.

    Google Scholar 

  • Kaul, M.L.H., and B. K. Yadav. 1980. Flora of Haryana-V. Monocots. J. Haryana Studies 12: 25–38.

    Google Scholar 

  • Kirtikar, K. R., and B. D. Basu. 1975. Indian Medicinal Plants. Vol. I–IV. Periodical Experts, Delhi, India.

  • Lal, S.D., and K. Lata. 1980. Plants used by the Bhat community for regulating fertility. Econ. Bot. 34: 273–275.

    PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Shabnam, S. 1964. Medicinal plants of Chamba. Indian Forester 90: 50–63.

    Google Scholar 

  • Shah, N.C., and L. D. Kapoor. 1974. A study ofEmbelia ribes Burm.f. J. Res. Indian Med. 9: 9–18.

    Google Scholar 

  • Uniyal, M.R. 1968. Medicinal plants of Bhagirathi valley lying in Uttar Kashi Division. Indian Forester 94: 407–119.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Lal, S.D., Yadav, B.K. Folk medicines of kurukshetra district (Haryana), India. Econ Bot 37, 299–305 (1983).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


  • Economic Botany
  • Leprosy
  • Papaver Somniferum
  • Cicer Arietinum
  • Azadirachta Indica