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Ethomedicinal and traditional knowledge of phanerogames of Tehsil Munda, district Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Muhammad Irfan, Nabeela, Mohammad Kamil, Niaz Ali Khan, Muhammad Ilyas, Ashfaq Ali, Saif Ullah, Muzammil Shah, Gul Jan, Waheed Murad

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Int. J. Biosci.13(4), 208-218, October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.4.208-218


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An ethnomedicinal and traditional uses of the plants of tehsil Munda, district lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan was carried out to collect the valuable information of medicinal plants from the local peoples because there is a rich diversity of phanerogames in the area and are utilized by the local inhibitants as a source of herbal and ethnomedicinal uses. Interviews were conducted in different villages and plants were collected, dried, preserved and pasted on standard herbarium sheets and relevant information was documented in field note book. Relevant information was taken from various tribes viz Gujjars, Sultankheil, Yousafzai and Mandaar etc. Aged peoples were interviewed especially women’s, hakeeems, wound healers, teachers and farmers. A total of 62 ethnomedicinal taxa were reported  distributed in 57 genera and 41 families which were utilized by the local people for various ailments. All the taxa were Angiosperms including sixty taxa of Dicotyledonous and two taxa were Monocotyledonous. They were mostly used for the remedies against respiratory infections viz. asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, kidney and urinary problems, circulatory disorders and skin diseases by the methods of decoctions and infusions. These species can be utilized easily for commercial, economical purposes and for the discovery of new drugs in future.


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