Ethnobotany of the Himalayas: The Nepal, Bhutanese, and Tibetan Himalayas

Kunwar, Ripu M. and Subedi, Bhishma P. and Baral, Sushim R. and Maraseni, Tek and LeBoa, Chris and Adhikari, Yagya P. and Bussmann, Rainer W. (2020) Ethnobotany of the Himalayas: The Nepal, Bhutanese, and Tibetan Himalayas. In: Ethnobotany of the Himalayas. Ethnobotany of Mountain Regions. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-39. ISBN 9783030455972


Abstract

Plant use in the Nepal Himalaya, recorded in the 6500-year-old text of the Rigveda, ranks among the earliest uses of medicinal plants (Malla and Shakya 1984). Another early account, the Saushrut Nighantu, is perhaps the oldest Nepali medicinal plant book, which was produced during the rule of the Great King Mandev in the fifth century, and records the uses of 278 Nepalese medicinal plants (Subedi and Tiwari 2000; Gewali and Awale 2008). Later compendia of herbal pharmacopoeias such as Chandra Nighantu and Nepali Nighantu published in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, respectively, described 750 plants and 971 articles (IUCN Nepal 2004).


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Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 05:52
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 23:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: Himalayas; Nepal, Bhutan; Tibet; ethnobotany; medicinal plant use
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960505 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45597-2_5-1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40406

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