Traditionally used wild edible plants of block Bhalwal, district Jammu (J&K)
The present study was conducted to explore the wild edible plants traditionally used by the people of the block Bhalwal. The elder people of the area are source of knowledge about the wild plants and their uses. A total of 35 plants species belonging to 23 different families were enlisted and information regarding the method of their use was collected. The knowledge about the use of wild edible plants is restricted to elder people only and they are well aware with the parts of plants which are to be eaten and recipe of preparing them. Wild edible plants contribute toward food security of poor people of area and are important source of their earning.