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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2009; 1(4):282-287
Research Article | doi:Nill

A Survey of Medicinal Weed Flora of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em.Thell.) Fields in Mahendergarh District of Haryana (India)


Authors and affiliation (s):

Kumar Pawan1, Yadav Sanjay2, Gollen Babita1, and Yadava R. K.1*

1Department of Genetics, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana) Email: pk5gene@rediffmail.com

2Department of Genetics, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India

1*Department of Genetics, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana); Email: rameshyadav53@yahoo.com

Abstract:

A total of 19 species of weeds in wheat fields representing 11 families were collected from the different region of Mahendergarh district of Haryana during the winter seasons of November 2007 to April 2008 and November 2008 to April 2009. The survey revealed that a significant number of weed species has an ethnomedicinal value, besides this some weeds are highly nutritious and their leaves may be used as food or herbal medicine. The study suggested that there is a tremendous scope of utilizing medicinal weed plants to provide a supplementary income to farmers.

Key words: Ethnomedicine, Weed, Traditional knowledge, Wheat,.

 

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