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An ethnobotaical study of important medicinal plants practicized by local community at Rabat valley (district Dir), Pakistan

By: Syed Sardar Sikdar Hayat, Syed Zahir Shah

Key Words: Quantitative ethnobotany, Pharmaceutical study, Rabat valley, Pakistan

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(2), 241-247, February 2017.

Abstract

Total 72 medicinal plants distributed in 36 families were investigated to be used against 35 different type of ailments in human and livestock. Information collected about renowned medicinal species through the help of semi structured questionnaire containg information exploring Relative frequency citation (RFC) and Use valve (UV) of a specific species. The family that has most cited number of species was Asteraceae (10 spp), followed by Apiaceae (7), Lamiaceae (6 spp). 42% people relive their pain with decoction method. The other methods of preparation of herbal medicine are Powder (13%) infusion(8%), and herbal juice (6%).In term of life form 56 were herbs, followed by tree (9), and shrubs (7).Most frequently use part are leaves (38%), followed by roots (14%), fruits (12%), whole plant (11%), stem (6%), seed (12%), Bark (5%), and rhizome (2%). Leaves containing active phytochemical constituents which provide base for the investigation of new and novel compounds.

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An ethnobotaical study of important medicinal plants practicized by local community at Rabat valley (district Dir), Pakistan

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