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Medicinal Plants of Alpine Bhutan: With Glimpses of Wild Flowers


With more than 700 offically recorded species of medicinal herbs growing wild in the country, Bhytan is recognized as a men-joig 'A Land of Medicinal Plants'.

Several guides on the medicinal plants of Bhutan already exist, but with its simple layout and clear photographs this book is especially usefully for the layman. In addition, experts, such as researches, foresters, students and nature enthusiast, will appreciate the inclusion of scientific names and altitude information.

The book includes information on 66 medicial plants and 80 rare species of wild flowers from the alpine region. Each medicinal plant is clearly labelled and indentified according to species, elevation range, distribution, habital, flowering seasom and medicinal usage.

The aim of this book is to create awareness of the indigenous flora among the Bhutanese population and to inform the of the significance of each medicinal plant found with our pristine land. It represents a minor gesture in such a huge field of study, but it is hoped that it can at least contribute in some samll way to the preservation of a precious wisdom for future generations.

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Bibliographic information

Title Medicinal Plants of Alpine Bhutan: With Glimpses of Wild Flowers
Format Softcover
Date published: 28.02.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789993645016
length 269p., 20cm.