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Table 1 Amount of important medicinal plants exported from Nepal (in tons)

From: Ethnomedicine in Himalaya: a case study from Dolpa, Humla, Jumla and Mustang districts of Nepal

Species 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Average
Acorus calamus 20 12 11 9 6 10 11
Cordyceps sinensis     .0031 .0045 .0756 .0277
Delphinium himalayai .5 2.1 6.4 12 2 2 4.3
Morchella conica     .93 5.1 1.1 2.4
Nardostachys grandiflora 29 83 46 254 45 208 111
Neopicrorhiza scrophulariiflora 35 46 39 .2 .3 5.2 21
Valeriana jatamansii 33 34 20 28 42 88 41
Zanthoxylum armatum 355 361 533 1006 650 365 545
  1. Source: Department of forest, Ministry of forest and soil conservation, Kathmandu, Nepal