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Nepal; agriculture and subsistence in the Khumbu, 1986. Area as N0022565. Farmland on the lower slopes of the Himalayas (altitude 2900 metres). Sherpas are Buddhists and their houses are surrounded with prayer sticks flying cloth flags. A sherpa group with yaks travel along
- Carole Reeves
Inula helenium L. Asteraceae. Elecampine, Elecampane, Enulae campinae Distribution: Britain, S. Europe to the Himalayas. Used medicinally for 2,000 years. Culpeper (1650) writes ‘Elecampane, is ... wholesome for the stomach, resists poison, helps old coughs and shortness of breath, helps ruptures and provokes lust
- Dr Henry Oakeley
Travels in Ceylon and continental India; including Nepal and other parts of the Himalayas, to the borders of Thibet, with some notices of the overland route / Appendices. I. Addressed to Baron von Humboldt, on the geographical distribution of Conifera on the Himalayan Mountains. II. On the vegetation of the Himalayan Mountains. III. The birds of the Himalayan Mountains. By Dr. W. Hoffmeister... Translated from the German. [With preface by C. Ritter and memoir by A. Hoffmeister].
- Hoffmeister, Werner, 1819-1845.
Bergenia ciliata (Haw.)Sternb. Saxifraginaceae. Elephant's ears. Named for Karl August von Bergen (1704-1759), physician and botanist, professor at Viadrina University, Frankfurt. Has hairy leaves, hence ciliata. Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Himalayas, Assam. Used for fevers, diarrhoea, bruises and boils, coughs, renal stones, diabetes, heart disease, haemorrhoids, stomach disorders (Harish et al www.ijabpt.com). It was described in the 1820s so there is no early literature. Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
- Dr Henry Oakeley