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Phytochemical Screening of Selected Medicinal Plants Used by Migratory Shepherds in Sangla Valley of District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management
Sciences, Solan-173 212 (Himachal Pradesh), India
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(Received : January 25, 2019; Accepted : March 24, 2019)


The present study deals with the phytochemical screening of leaves of 20 selected wild medicinal plants
such as Asparagus adscendens, Achillea millefolium, Betula alnoides, Dioscorea deltoidea, Ephedra
gerradiana, Ficus religiosa, Trillium govanianum, Valeriana jatamansi and Vitex negundo, etc. used by tribal
migratory shepherds in Sangla valley of district Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Phytochemical groups are
the dependable sources for the treatment of different health problems. All plant materials were collected
during the period 2017-18. The leaf powders of 20 selected medicinal plants were screened for qualitative
determination of different secondary metabolites like steroids, glycosides, saponins, alkaloid, flavonoids,
tannins, terpenoids and reducing sugar. The present study concluded that these medicinal plants possessed
important phytochemicals that helped to determine more effective medicines.

Key words :Phytochemicals, migratory shepherds, medicinal plants