Objective: This article deals with the pharmaceutically important medicinal plants from Deoria and Kushi Nagar forest divisions of Uttar Pradesh to prepare documentation of the availability and distribution of medicinal plants in Deoria and Kushi Nagar districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Outcome of the study: Exploration of the two adjoining forest divisions was carried out during 2013 and 2016. During exploration, pharmaceutically important medicinal plants with their global positioning system (GPS) and potential in the field were recorded. Important medicinal plants like Aegle marmelos, Andrographis paniculata, Bacopa monnieri, Celastrus paniculata, Centella asiatica, Desmodium gangeticum, Oroxylum indicum, Piper longum, Solanum nigrum, Terminalia tomentosa, were recorded in the field.

Conclusion: The recorded plants need to be systemically utilized by the pharmaceuticals and the depleting medicinal plants from the habitat need to be commercially cultivated to fulfill the need of pharmaceuticals by the farmers by adding some other highly demanded medicinal plants having commercial value, viz., Aloe barbadensis, Rauwolfia serpentina, Uraria picta, etc.

Keywords: Deoria, Exploration, Solanum nigrum, Terminalia tomentosa.

How to cite this article: Shankar R, Lale SK, Mudaiya RK. Exploration of Pharmaceutically Important Medicinal Plants in Deoria and Kushi Nagar Forest Divisions of Uttar Pradesh, India. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;3(1):29-42.

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Conflict of interest: None