Allium stracheyi Baker, J. Rawat Bulb - raw or cooked. Leaves - raw or cooked. Dried and used as a flavouring. Flowers - raw. Used as a garnish on salads.
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Allium stracheyi Baker, J. Rawat Bulb - raw or cooked. Leaves - raw or cooked. Dried and used as a flavouring. Flowers - raw. Used as a garnish on salads. Although no specific mention of medicinal uses has been seen for this species, members of this genus are in general very healthy additions to the diet. They contain sulphur compounds which give them their onion flavour and when added to the diet on a regular basis they help reduce blood cholesterol levels, act as a tonic to the digestive system and also tonify the circulatory system[K].
The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellent. The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles. Allium stracheyi Baker, a spice herb from Uttarakhand : 2 images. Allium cepa Onion may be the costly edible nowadays but there is another Allium which is many times more costly than Onion every year. This species of Allium A. This plant material is mainly collected from wild but few farmers are also trying its cultivation.
Mainly collected by Bhotias from Uttarakhand this species has been included in Red Data Book of Indian Plants due to its indiscriminate collection and consequent threat to its survival. Photographed in Nilkanth base valley at about m near Badrinath. Thanks for sharing. We had photographed it in medicinal plants nursery in our June trip to Uttarakhand.
Flora of Pakistan gives- Allium consanguineum Kunth, Enum. What does it actually mean? Wonderful presentation, Though in FL of Pak. This document is available as hard copy only. Here I have followed this not Fl of Pakistan. Thanks a lot,
Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series AAHER Abstract In the Kumaon Himalaya, British colonial administrators as well as agents of the independent Indian Union intervened heavily in pasture use by adopting rationally governed and scientifically sanctioned development schemes. These measures mostly originated from outside and largely ignored local cultural logics through which a pastoral life also takes its form. We use the case of the Bhotiyas of the Kumaon Himalaya to explicate this interaction of state policy and local performance. On the one hand, we analyse recent development trends that occurred after India started to liberalise its market in the early s. On the other hand, we describe a ritual practice through which the Bhotiyas channel emerging power relations and conflicts towards the outside of their migratory cycle.
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State Policy and Local Performance: Pasture Use and Pastoral Practices in the Kumaon Himalaya