Ethnobotanical survey of wild medicinal plants of Tirat Valley district Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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Ethnobotanical survey of wild medicinal plants of Tirat Valley district Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Murad Ali, Rafia Begum, Kishwar Ali, Mohammad Nisar, Waqar Khan, Nazim Hassan, Nisar Uddin, Syed Fazal Wadood, Shams Uz Zaman, Inayat Ur Rahman, Nasrullah Khan
J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 3), 91-101, September 2017.
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An ethnobotanical survey was conducted in Tirat Valley, Swat District, Pakistan, to document the knowledge of the particular culture and region make use of the indigenous wild medicinal plants, and to create awareness regarding plant conservation and wise use in the area. We report65 species belonging to 35 families, from the Valley coined to the ethnomedical domain of the area. These MAPs prescribed to mainly used to cure ailments like, Hepatitis, diabetes, diarrhoea, fever, asthma etc. Among the most salient plants recorded in the Valley were Ajuga bracteosa, Berberis lyceum Royle and Mentha longifolia (L.).The knowledge of MAPs in Tirat Valley provides a complement to the overall rich ethnomedicinal practices of Swat Valley and is in portentous need of conservation. These plant specimens were collected, identified and conserved in the Botanical Garden and Herbarium (BG&H) of the University of Malakand.


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