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Medicinally important wild plants of district harnai and adjacent areas of Balochistan

Muhammad Yousuf Tareen, Saeed-Ur-Rehman Kakar, Abdul Rauf Tareen, Tariq Ismail, Zsolt Ponya

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Int. J. Biosci.14(5), 256-261, May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.5.256-261

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Medicinal plants are known to be the primary health care of any rural community for being economical, having high efficacy, easy availability with no side effects. The aim of this study was to explore the medicinal flora of district Harnai and its adjacent areas. The current study is of significance, as these plants of district Harnai have not been reported by anyone. The total number of wild medicinal plants reported in this research study is33, with 32 genera and 33 species. District Harnai is one of the biggest reservoirs of coal in Pakistan, the people there are suffering from airborne and water borne diseases due to the accumulation of coal which makes the role of medicinal plants very important. The data was collected by interviewing the local populace. A total of 150 interviews were carried out, 80 of which were men, 60 women and 10 were the traditional healers. The result of this research reveals that a considerable number of population is still dependent on the medicinal plants rather than using modern medication and these wild medicinal plants have a novel therapeutic effect in the treatment against various ailments.

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