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Year : 1985  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-73

Important medicinal plants of jammu and kashmir i. kesar (saffron)

Regional Research Centre, Rehari Chowk, Jammu Tawi, 180 005, India

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T N Srivastava
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Kesar has been an important ingredient of the recipes of our ancient physicians in the field of Indian systems of medicine and its cultivation is a monopoly of Jammu and Kashmir. This paper presents in detail the historical review, botanical description, vernacular names, distribution in India and world, cultivation, collection, preservation and storage, adulterants, purity tests, chemical composition, action and uses, folk - lore claims and markets with special reference to its medicinal utility.

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