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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2001  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 331 - 332

Medicinal Potential of Poisonous Plants of Tehsil Kahuta from District Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Sohail Jamil Qureshi, Sofia Bano, Taj Mohammad and Mir Ajab Khan


Medicinal potential of some poisonous plant was studied from Kahuta Rawalpindi district. Calotropis procera is a remedy for asthma, leprosy and skin diseases. Convolvulus arvensis is mild poisonous plant. It is an excellent remedy for skin diseases and is also used for washing hair to remove dandruff. Oil of Ricinus communis is useful in constipation in children and the plant is used as an antiseptic. Root of Euphorbia helioscopia is used as an anthelmintic. Tribulus terrestris is also a mild poisonous plant for humans but poisonous for goats. The leaves of Cannabis sativa are antispasmodic, narcotic and sedative.

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