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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2004  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 7  |  Page No.: 1104 - 1108

Ethnophytotherapies for the Treatment of Various Diseases by the Local People of Selected Areas of NWFP (Pakistan)

Majid Saeed, Muhammad Arshad, Mushtaq Ahmad, Ejaz Ahmad and Muhammad Ishaque    

Abstract: The present study was conducted to document the traditional use of medicinal plants as indigenous recipes for the treatment of human and domestic animals. As the people of the area are poor and living far away from the city, so they rely mainly on medicinal plants for various diseases. Flora of the area constitutes a large number of medicinal plants including trees, herbs and shrubs. The present study comprised on data collection from local reliable people of the area by interviewing them in exploring valuable medicinal plants and traditional knowledge about them. In a total of 28 wild plant species belonging to 26 genera and 24 families were used traditionally for medicinal purposes.

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