Ethno botanical survey of wild medicinal plants of Khairabad Valley district Dir (Lower), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

  • Arshad Ali

Abstract

The present survey for the ethno-botanical study was conduct on Khairabad Valley, Dir lower PK Pakistan, which as contain a lot of wild medicinal. Collect information including local names, local medicinal uses, Status of plants. A total of 50 plants were collected, out of which 4 were gymnosperm and 46 belong to angiosperm. Belong to 32 family, out of this the family Liliaceae was leading contain 8 specie, followed by family Solanaceae with 3 specie, and family Apiaceae two specie, Rosaceae and Rutaceae consist three specie and the remaining all consist of single species on the basis of the their status the plant were divided in to herb 50%, shrub 18%, tree 30% and climber 2%. 6 plant uses were as tonic, four were as anticancer, three purgative and two plants were used as antiseptic, 6 are laxative, 4 for wound, 3 used for digestive disorder, 5 sedative, 9 use as a pain killer, 2 for blood stopping, 4 used as anthelimintis, 4 carminative, 2 used for vomiting, 5 for lever disorder, 5 headache, 7 for cough, 4 as a purgative, 3 ar0matic, 2 hemorrhoids, 4 astringent, 4 used as anti inflammatory.

Journal of Botany
Published
2019-09-23
How to Cite
Ali, A. (2019). Ethno botanical survey of wild medicinal plants of Khairabad Valley district Dir (Lower), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Journal of Botany, 1(1), 159 - 168. https://doi.org/10.33195/uochjb-v1i1432017