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Morels as a source of Food, Medicine and Income in Himachal Pradesh - A North West Himalayan Region, India

Author(s) Usha Devi, Assma Sattar Khan, Rampratap Meena
Country India
Abstract Himachal Pradesh is situated in north India between 300 22’ to 330 12’ N latitudes and 750 47’’ to 790 04’ E longitudes within the Western Himalayas in northern India. The elevation varies from 450 meters to more than 7,026 meters above the mean sea level. Tribal and indigenous communities of Himachal Pradesh are associated with collection of wild mushrooms for edible, medicinal and sale purpose. The Morels (Morchella spp.) are fungi belong to family Morchellaceae commonly known as Guchhi in Himachal Pradesh. The traditional people of Himachal Himalayan Region (HHR) cooked it as food and used in medicine and health care system. Traditionally, it has been used for gastric problems, as a tonic, to cure cuts and wounds, and reduce joint pain. The native people gather it from the forest regions and sold it to nearby merchants after drying it at home. Presence of nutrients like amino acids, vitamins and minerals, the Guchhi mushrooms are in high demand not only in India but also in various foreign markets such as Switzerland, France, the USA, Italy etc. Commercial cultivation of Guchhi mushrooms will help rural masses and farmers obtain benefits due to their high demand.
Keywords Morel, Guchhi, Fungi, Edible mushroom, Himalayan Region, Nutritional value.
Field Biology > Agriculture / Botany
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-04-01
Cite This Morels as a source of Food, Medicine and Income in Himachal Pradesh - A North West Himalayan Region, India - Usha Devi, Assma Sattar Khan, Rampratap Meena - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.16017
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.16017
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtpw78

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