Research Article of Journal of Herbal Medicine Research
A Study On Medicinal Plants and Attitude of Women’s Towards Use of Unani Medicine in District Srinagar of Kashmir Valley, J&K State
Syed Sabahat Ashraf, Naquibul Islam, Shameem Ahmad Rather, Shabeer Bhat and Bilal Ahmad Bhat
Regional Research Institute Of Unani Medicine, Naseem Bagh Campus, Hazratbal. Srinagar, Kashmir J&K *Division of Social Science, Faculty of Fisheries, SKUAST-Kashmir, J&K
The Jammu and Kashmir state is covered by lofty mountains hang dense forests everywhere consists of three divisions i.e., Jammu division, Kashmir division and Ladakh division, and the state is further divided into 22 districts. Kashmir division consists of 10 districts each whereas Ladakh division consists of 2 districts. Srinagar is the summer capital of J&K state. Plants have been traditionally used for hundreds of years throughout globe as a source of medicine. Forest resources in the state of Jammu and Kashmir have played the most significant role in the economy of the state. The present study was conducted to know the attitude of women towards use of medicinal plants in Kashmir valley. In this paper, a well designed and validated questionnaire was used to collect the information from a sample of 400 women who visited unani hospitals selected randomly from Srinagar district of Kashmir valley. The results of our study showed that women show positive attitude towards the use of medicinal plants during illness. The women’s under study further revealed that due to less expenditure and side effect of modern medicines they are encouraged by elders to use medicinal plants for treatment. It is concluded from our study that there is an urgent need of giving mass awareness on importance of forests and medicinal plants to the women of Kashmir valley. Finally, in this paper, we discuss the importance of medicinal plants and suggestions were given which definitely help in conservation of the fast eroding precious medicinal plants of the Kashmir valley.
Keywords: Medicinal plants, Srinagar, Attitude, Women, Forests, Kashmir Valley
How to cite this article:
Syed Sabahat Ashraf, Naquibul Islam, Shameem Ahmad Rather, Shabeer Bhat and Bilal Ahmad Bhat. A Study On Medicinal Plants and Attitude of Women’s Towards Use of Unani Medicine in District Srinagar of Kashmir Valley, J&K State. Journal of Herbal Medicine Research, 2018,3:26. DOI:10.28933/jhmr-2018-10-2508
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