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Evaluation of informants consensus factor of medicinal uses of bryophytes in Swegalai Valley KPK, Pakistan

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Noor Muhammad, Niaz Ali,Nisar Uddin, Syed Fazal Wadood, Muhammad Khalil Ullah Khan, Naqash Alam, Ihtishamul Haq

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.12( 5), 57-62, May 2018


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Bryophytes have an important role in treatment of various disorders. This work is one of the first struggles to calculate the ethno medicinal information in Swegalai which offer better choice for the choosing of broadly used medicinal plants looking for bioactive compounds to treat various disorders. This investigation tried to explore the medicinal uses of broyophytic plant species and to assess the consensus factor among inhabitants of Swegalai Valley to evaluate the possible for novel drugs of herbal origin. The work was carried out in 2017 using semi structured questionnaire with people. In current work we highlighted4 species under 4 families for medication of 6groups of diseases. There was uncountable agreement among the informers regarding medicinal uses of bryophytes with Informants Consensus Factor (ICF) value ranging from 0.94 to 0.98, with an average value of 0.96. The research naked that most of the informants agreed in the usage of Funeria hygrometrica Hedw. to make ointments for treatment of burns, cut, wounds (ICF 0.98) that displayed the highest fidelity level (100%). The results of the study also indicated that Funeria hygrometrica. might be used for the improvement of new, cheap, effective, and eco-friendly herbal formulations for healthcare management. Resident’s views and our observations confirmed that Funeria hygrometrica Hedw. is an infrequent bryophytic plant in the study area. Illegal and unsustainable collection of thal us from this plant by the local crude drug traders, overgrazing, changing in the environmental conditions are considered as major causes of its depletion from nature.


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Evaluation of informants consensus factor of medicinal uses of bryophytes in Swegalai Valley KPK, Pakistan

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