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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 257-269
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.031


Studies on Some Medicinal Plants of Suru Valley of Ladakh Used in Sowa-Rigpa System of Medicine
Rigzin Angmo*, Padma Gurmet, Tsewang Dolma, Tashi Stobgais, Tsering Angdus, Sonam Dawa and Stanzin Kunphel
National Research Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NRIS-Leh) (Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH Govt. of India), Leh-194101, Inidia
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Abstract:

The present study reveals that Suru valley is rich in medicinal flora. The traditional knowledge on native plants species indicates the Sowa-Rigpa (Amchi) system of medicine which has been the traditional medicine of this region. Sowa-Rigpa has been the only medical system prevalent for centuries in the entire Ladakh region and Suru valley has been known f or its rich medicinal wealth since ages. Though the inhabitant of this regions are follower of Shia sect of Islam known as Balti schedule tribe but the people have great respect and believe in Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine for treating various diseases. The flora of Suru valley is a mixture of temperate as well as of alpine desert vegetation it is known for its rich medicinal plants wealth. The present study attempts to study 33 medicinal plants of Suru valley used in Sowa-rigpa system of medicine.


Keywords: Suru, Medicinal plant, Shia, temperate, Sowa-Rigpa
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Rigzin Angmo, Padma Gurmet, Tsewang Dolma, Tashi Stobgais, Tsering Angdus, Sonam Dawa and Stanzin Kunphel. 2019. Studies on Some Medicinal Plants of Suru Valley of Ladakh Used in Sowa-Rigpa System of Medicine.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 257-269. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.031