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Title: Study on traditional knowledge and utility of medicinal herbs of district Buner, NWFP, Pakistan
Authors: Hamayun, Muhammad
Khan, Ambara
Afzal, Sumera
Khan, Mir Ajab
Keywords: Ethnomedicine
HinduKush mountains
Medicinal plants
Issue Date: Jul-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/00, A61P1/08,A61P1/10, A61P1/16, A61P1/16, A61P11/00, A61P11/06, A61P11/08, A61P11/10, A61P13/00, A61P13/02, A61P19/00, A61P19/02, A61P29/00, A61P33/00, A61P33/10
Abstract: Medicinal herbs are in human use for curing different ailments since thousands of years. Even in modern era, the rural population of third world countries is primarily relying on medicinal plants for healthcare. An ethnomedicinal study was carried out in order to document the indigenous knowledge of medicinal herbs in Buner. The area lies in HinduKush Mountains and exhibits diverse flora and immense potential regarding traditional knowledge of medicinal plants. The most frequently used medicinal herbs of the area include Acorus calamus, Ajuga bracteosa, Trachyspermum ammi, Paeonia emodi, Skimmia laureola, Thymus serphylum, Valariana jatamansii and Viola biflora. These plants collected from wild and sold in the local markets for earning livelihood contribute to the socioeconomic of the area.
Page(s): 407-412
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.05(3) [July 2006]

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