Brahma Kamal flowers in Uttarakhand

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Brahma Kamal, the state flower of Uttarakhand in India is one of the most famous flowers seen in the Himalayas. It is scientifically known as Saussurea obvallata which comes under Sunflower family, Asteraceae. This flower is the best example of the flowers and plant life in the alpine habitats at the upper reaches of the mountain ranges.

The thick curved roots of these plants are used as local medicine for paralysis of the limbs and cerebral ischemia. It is widely seen in the places like Himalayan mountain ranges of Uttarakhand and also The Valley of Flowers National Park in the state.

The Indian Postal Department has issued a postal stamp to commemorate this beautiful Himalayan flower.

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