Taxus wallichiana seed
Himalayan Yew, is a species of yew, native to the Himalaya (Pakistan, India, Nepal (from Afghanistan east .Taxus wallichiana , known as Himalayan yew, belongs to the family Taxaceae.
It is a medium-sized, temperate, Himalayan forest of medicinal importance. In India, this evergreen tree is found at altitudes between 1800 and 3300 m above mean sea level (MSL). It has been used by the native populations for treating common cold, cough, fever, and pain. Its uses are described in Ayurveda and Unani . It received attention recently as its leaves and bark were found to be the prime source of taxol, a potent anticancer drug. It possesses many other biological activities also.