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Ethnobotanical Investigation of Medicinal Flora used by Indigenous People in District Attock, Pakistan


Irum Naz, M. Ahmad, Tamoor-ul-Hassan

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Irum Naz,
Department of Plant Sciences,
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320, Pakistan.
Ph. No. +00923155075953,
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Received: June 2, 2014,   Accepted: July 14, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

The Present Survey deals with ethno taxonomical observation of medicinal plants of district Attock. The study was designed to disseminate the dynamic of local knowledge, explore, conserve and document medicinal flora. During survey, traditional folk uses of medicinal flora were gathered via questionnaire, plant specimens were collected and photography was done for identification. Eighty medicinal plant species belonging to 64 genera reported to be used by local inhabitants for different diseases: asthma, piles, cancer, skin diseases, diabetes, cough, inflammation, kidney stones, Jaundice, as refrigerant, antidote and astringent etc. The medicinally important plants and traditional knowledge is going to be threatened day by day because of mortality of old experienced healers, overpopulation, overexploitation, deforestation, and modern agricultural practices. In this context conservation of medicinal flora and traditional folk knowledge demands serious attention. This study will be fruitful in future conservation strategies and will also assist plant scientists and other academic disciplines.


Keywords: Attock. Traditional folk uses, Used value, Overexploitation, Conservation strategies,


Citation:

Irum Naz, et al (2014). T Ethnobotanical Investigation of Medicinal Flora used by Indigenous People in District Attock, Pakistan. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V1I4.DOI: 10.15297/JABZ.V1I4.02.


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© 2014 Irum Naz. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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