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Ethnomedicinal plants uses of tehsil Khall, district Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

By: Muhammad Irfan, Nabeela, Mohammad Kamil, Niaz Ali Khan, Haroon Khan, Saeed Khalil, Saif Ullah, Muzammil shah, Gul Jan, Waheed Murad

Key Words: Ethnobotany, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Genera.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(4), 219-229, October 2018.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.4.219-229

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Abstract

An ethnomedicinal study of 65 plants taxa having 56 genera and 36 families were carried out from different localities of tehsil Khall, district Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. There  is a huge diversity and floristic composition of ethnomedicinal pants taxa in the studied area. Amongst them 48 taxa were herbs 7 taxa were shrubs and 10 taxa were trees. Asteraceae and Lamiaceae were the largest families having 7 taxa each while brassicaceae was the second largest family having 5 taxa followed by rosaceae having 4 taxa and rananculaceae and solonaceae having 3 taxa each and berberidaceae, chenopodiaceae, scrophulariaceae, polygonaceae, verbinaceae and violaceae having 2 taxa each while the remaining all families having 1 taxa each.  Residents of hilly areas frequently used these taxa. Knowledge wise older people have more awareness regarding these taxa. Mostly the plant taxa were commonly practiced against different diseases like hepatitis, diabetes, infertility, skin problems, hair care and general tonics. Keeping in view their sustainability, these taxa may be utilized for new drugs and commercial purpose. Cultivation of these taxa for food, medicine and ornamental purpose is highly needed.

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Ethnomedicinal plants uses of tehsil Khall, district Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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Muhammad Irfan, Nabeela, Mohammad Kamil, Niaz Ali Khan, Haroon Khan, Saeed Khalil, Saif Ullah, Muzammil shah, Gul Jan, Waheed Murad.
Ethnomedicinal plants uses of tehsil Khall, district Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(4), 219-229, October 2018.
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