A Study on Economic Importance of Crude Drugs In the Kanpur area of Indo-Gangetic Plains
Alpana Tewari, Archana Srivastava and Kumud Dubey
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
During the past decade, demand for medicinal plants and their products as well as health systems have attracted global interests. The value of medicinal plants as a source of foreign exchange for developing countries depends on the use of plants as raw materials in the pharmaceutical industry. The present study is aimed to survey Kanpur city to analyze the information regarding the availability of medicinal plants and to prepare its appropriate records concerning the source locality, plant parts used, economic value of herbs and present price trends. The results obtained from the study provided sufficient ground to believe that the traditional medicinal practice using native medicinal plants is still alive, functioning well and is economic significant.