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International Research Journal of Plant Science

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Dr. Mohd Ali

Centre for studies in Science Policy (CSSP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 110067, India


  • Research Article   
    Dactylorhiza hatagirea: a highly valued medicinal plant in cold desert of ladakh and its conservation
    Author(s): Dr. Mohd Ali*

    Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. don), locally known as ‘Angulagpa’ in Ladakh, is a terrestrial orchid found in subalpine to the alpine region, at an elevation ranging between 2500 and 5000 mean sea level. With palmately lobed rhizome and lanceolate leaves having a sheathing leaf base, it bears pink flowers with purple-colored notches and a curved spur. Although Angulaqpa is widely been used in modern system of medicine but this plant has great application in in Amchi System of Medicine (Sowarigpa) to cure many disorders of the digestive, reproductive, circulatory, nervous, respiratory, and skeletal systems. Its use as a dietary supplement was found to be beneficial in increasing testosterone levels, resulting in improve sexual desire and arousal. The unsustainable and overexploitation of this medicinally important herb has resulted in the dwindling of its populations in the wil.. View More»
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