Traditional Uses of Medicinal Plants in Their Conservation in Charmang Village, Bajaur, KP, Pakistan
International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 70-83
Received: Feb. 10, 2019; Accepted: May 10, 2019; Published: Jun. 4, 2019
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Syed Abidullah, Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan
Abdur Rauf, Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan
Shah Wali Khan, Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan
Mehnaz, Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan
Aisha Bibi, Department of Biochemistry, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women, University, Peshawar, Pakistan
Abdur Rauf, Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan
Sommya Fazal, Department of Physics, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Pakistan
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Abstract
The Ethno-medicinal studies have been carried out for the first time in Charmang, Tehsil Nawagai, district Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan. In this project a total of 64 medicinal plants belonging to 39 families and 58 genera and species have been documented, which are being used by the local communities for the treatment of different human sicknesses. Among 64 plant species, 58 medicinal plants species were found as compared with the 12 earlier published articles. This study mainly focused to protect the world’s cultural tradition and to document the importance of medicinal plants present in the research area. A complete data has been established on the general and worldwide uses of the projected study to find out new possible species for further studies. A general field surveys was arranged in the desire area, which was based on semi-structured meetings of 135 local sneaks. To assess the exact herbal knowledge, the data were investigated using quantifiable Ethno medicinal records as RFC (Relative Frequency Citation) and UV (Use Value), separately. The local interviewed peoples used 64 plant species belonging to 58 genera in 39 families, mainly Lamiaceae, Rhamnaceae and Solanaceae. The type of most common diseases (25%) was Respiratory diseases (Asthma, Throat infection, Cough etc.). The present study was emphasized based on ironic herbal knowledge to know the novel findings of medicinal plants in district Bajaur, KP, Pakistan which could be a standard use for upgrading the knowledge in terms of plant phytochemistry, pharmacology and biological activities for the efficiency and safety of medicinal plants.
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Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants, Charmang, Bajaur, Pakistan
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Syed Abidullah, Abdur Rauf, Shah Wali Khan, Mehnaz, Aisha Bibi, Abdur Rauf, Sommya Fazal, Traditional Uses of Medicinal Plants in Their Conservation in Charmang Village, Bajaur, KP, Pakistan, International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 70-83. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbc.20190401.20
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