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Table 1 Distribution of medicinal plants.

From: Developing the medicinal plants sector in northern India: challenges and opportunities

Country or region Total number of native species in flora No of medicinal plant species reported % of medicinal plants Source
World 297000 52885 10 Schippmann et al. 2002
India 17000 7500 44 Shiva 1996
Indian Himalayas 8000 1748 22 Samant et al. 1998