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Medicines 2016, 3(1), 6; doi:10.3390/medicines3010006

Himalayan Aromatic Medicinal Plants: A Review of their Ethnopharmacology, Volatile Phytochemistry, and Biological Activities

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Department of Education, Government of Uttrakhand, Nainital 263001, India
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Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
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Academic Editor: Lutfun Nahar
Received: 24 December 2015 / Revised: 28 January 2016 / Accepted: 3 February 2016 / Published: 19 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Essential Oils: Chemistry and Bioactivity)
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Abstract

Aromatic plants have played key roles in the lives of tribal peoples living in the Himalaya by providing products for both food and medicine. This review presents a summary of aromatic medicinal plants from the Indian Himalaya, Nepal, and Bhutan, focusing on plant species for which volatile compositions have been described. The review summarizes 116 aromatic plant species distributed over 26 families. View Full-Text
Keywords: Jammu and Kashmir; Himachal Pradesh; Uttarakhand; Nepal; Sikkim; Bhutan; essential oils Jammu and Kashmir; Himachal Pradesh; Uttarakhand; Nepal; Sikkim; Bhutan; essential oils
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Joshi, R.K.; Satyal, P.; Setzer, W.N. Himalayan Aromatic Medicinal Plants: A Review of their Ethnopharmacology, Volatile Phytochemistry, and Biological Activities. Medicines 2016, 3, 6.

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