10 Oct 2019

Guest Lecture on Ethnobotany, Survey on ethnomedicines of Shivaliks with phytochemical analysis on Timli forests by Department of Forestry


Introduction to Ethnobotany, Survey on ethnomedicines of Shivaliks with phytochemical analysis on Timli forests

Himalayan forests are known for its rich Biodiversity. Uttarakhand is endowed with a rich wealth of medicinal plants. It is traditionally known as gold mine of medicinal plants . Shivalik hills of Dehradun are recognized as home to many medicinal and economic important plants. The present lecture was conducted in Timli forest range which is situated in the western part of Dehradun. People of the Timli village are highly dependent on surrounding forest for many uses including medicinal and fuel wood plants. The major ethnic groups in the study area are Van-Gujjars.

AIM of the Events

  1. An ethnobotaniststrives to document the local customs involving the practical uses of local flora for many aspects of life, such as plants as medicines, foods, and clothing.
  2. To conserve the tribal knowledge in relation to their medicinal properties.
  3. To restore the traditional knowledge and wisdom of the local inhabitants for conservation and sustainable use of various plant species.
  4. To make aware the students about the importance of ethno botanical studies.
  5. To inculcate the interest in young generation for uplifting the ethno botanical scope.

Survey on ethno medicines of Shivaliks with phytochemical analysis on Timli forests.

Speakers of the Events:


NAMEMrs. Priya Anandh
E-Mail IDanushapriya19@gmail.com
Designation & Experience Women Scientist (A)
Organization DST, FRI.
Department NameDepartment of Forestry
Course Name (Participants):B.Sc – Forestry, Agriculture, Microbiology, ZBC
Date Time & Venue of Events:10-10-2019, Seminar Hall,  DBIMS
Event Coordinator & Organizing Team MembersDr. Pallavi Gautam

Team – Ms. Habiba Begum

              Mr. Atul Negi

Contact PersonDr. Pallavi Gautam


About Speaker

Name Mrs. Priya Anandh
Women Scientist A
Department of Science & Technology
Forest Research Institute.

  • Holds an under graduation in Agriculture and post graduation in plant Biotechnology from Tamilnadu Agricultural university,one of the premier universities under ICAR and a Ph.D. (pursuing) in Ethnobotany from University of Madras.
  • Started career as a senior research fellow (SRF) in CPMB (Centre for plant molecular bioliogy) under the golden rice project and transformation in rice and papaya. Worked as a faculty in Biotechnology with Dashmesh girls college, Badal, Punjab.
  • Assisstant professor with Chandigarh group of colleges (CGC), Mohali, Punjab.
  • Presently a women scientist under DST, Govt. of India as Principal Investigator of a project with a critically endangered medicinal herb, Jatamansi. Also a guest faculty with Graphic era hill university.
  • Organised national level symposium and agri-expo at college and university level. Actively participated in national and international conferences.
  • Passion for sports and games. Active in 5 and 10 km run, represented table tennis at national level during college, Bronze medalist in Chandigarh Table Tennis Association (CTTA) in 2015, a state level event.


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