Herbal medicines used to cure various ailments by the inhabitants of Abbottabad district, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan

Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Mir Ajab Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Muhammad Zafar

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Abstract

Present survey was conducted in the hilly areas of Abbottabad district of North-West Frontier Province in order to inventorise the medicinal plants used in the folk medicine to treat various ailments by the local inhabitants. A total of 54 plant species belonging to 51 genera and 40 families were recorded for their therapeutic uses. The medicines were prepared from various plant parts of a single plant or multiple plants. The ethnomedicinal inventory is presented by plant name, local name, family and uses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-183
Number of pages9
JournalIndian Journal of Traditional Knowledge
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abbasies
  • Abbottabad
  • Awans
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Folk medicine
  • Herbal medicine
  • Jadoon
  • Mashwani
  • Medicinal plants
  • Pakistan
  • Qureshis
  • Sardars
  • Sheikhs
  • Syeds
  • Tanolis
  • Tareen

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