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Title: Ethnomedicinal Investigation of Phytomedicines among the local communities of Arid areas of Pakistan
Authors: Mushtaq, Ahmad
Muhammad, Zafar
Ajab, Khan Mir
Shazia, Sultana
Mujtaba, Shah Ghulam
Jan, Gul
Keywords: Ethnomedicinal;Phytomedicines;Arid areas;Pakistan
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int.Cl.8:A61K 36/00, A01D 11/18, A01D 14/08, A01D 17/01, A01D 17/07, A01D 4/04, A01D 4/34, A01D 6/00, A01D 16/02
Abstract: The investigation on phytomedicine was conducted in order to asses the traditional uses and exact distribution of medicinal flora of arid areas of Pakistan. It was found that in a total of 59 plant species belonging to 50 genera and 30 families are reported to be used for different diseases as asthma, piles, cancer, skin diseases, as astringent, spermatorrhea, as refrigerant and diabetes. It was investigated that conservation of medicinally important plants and traditional folk knowledge is necessary in order to save them from extinction.
Page(s): 436-446
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(3) [July 2012]

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