During ethnobotanical investigations in Chikar and allied areas of Muzaffarabad a total of 53
plant species belonging to 48 genera of 33 families were recorded. Most of the plant species
are used as medicinal plants for the ailment of various diseases while some wild plant
species are used as fuelwood, timber, fruit, fodder and vegetables. Some of the most
interesting and representative plants of the area are Adhatoda zeylanica which is mainly
used for cough, bronchitis, stomachache and dysentery. Arisaema jacquomontii is poisonous
plant. Extract of the leaves of Viburnum cotinifolium is administered in menorrhagia and the
fruit is laxative and blood purifier.
Imtiaz Ahmad Saghir , Ashfaq Ahmad Awan , Syed Majid , Mir Ajab Khan , Sohail Jamil Qureshi and Sofia Bano , 2001. Ethnobotanical Studies of Chikar and its Allied Areas of District Muzaffarabad. Journal of Biological Sciences, 1: 1165-1170.