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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2000 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 1245-1246
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.1245.1246
Ethnobotanical Study of Some Medicinal Plants of Rawal Town
Muhammad Arshad and Qurrat Ul Ain Khan

Abstract:
Ethnobotanical survey was carried out in Rawal Town. The winter medicinal flora of town consisted of twenty-five species, which belong to twenty families. Out of them seventeen were dicot and three were monocot. Family Euphorbiaceae had three species, which was followed by Amaranthaceae, Astraceae and Papilionaceae with two species each. The remaining families had one species each. According to survey carried out in the specified area four species that is Achyranthus, Capsella, Cynodon and Cyprus are used as diuretic and for the treatment of gall blabber diseases. The leaves and fruits of Acacia are used for curing cough. Amaranthus is highly effective against snakebite and rheumatism. Calotrpis is used for treatment of cholera and malaria, where as Cannabis is notorious for its narcotic effects and also used for curing diarrhoea. Carthamus is supposed to be effective in ulcer and itching. Cassia and Convolvulus are used as purgative. The vegetative part of Chenopodium is anthelmintic and those of Aloe are effective in eradicating piles. The stem, leaves and roots of Dalbergia are used in curing leprosy.
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How to cite this article:

Muhammad Arshad and Qurrat Ul Ain Khan, 2000. Ethnobotanical Study of Some Medicinal Plants of Rawal Town. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 1245-1246.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.1245.1246

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2000.1245.1246

 
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