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Biological Spectrum and Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants in Chellah District Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir Pakistan


Muhammed Jamil Ahmed , Zahid Hussain Malik, Farooq, Ahmed, Saima Khan1 and Sidra Nasar

Department of Botany, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.


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Received: July 20, 2014,   Accepted: August 12, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

The recent study was carried out on medicinal plants of Chellah District Muzaffarabad Azad Jammu and Kashmir to find out life form and leaf size spectra and also to explorer folk uses of plants of that area. The 30 plants species were collected of medicinal values which were belonging to 16 families. The folk uses of plants were recorded from local inhabitant through questionnaire. The plants species were used for treating various ailments such as malaria, diarrhea, dysentery etc by the local inhabitants. Biological spectrum explored that higher number of Therophytes and low number of trees indicated that vegetation that plants communities were under high biotic pressure due to anthropogenic activities.


Keywords: Biospectrum, Ethnomedicinal uses. Subtropical zone, Muzaffarabad


Citation:

Muhammed Jamil Ahmed. et al (2014) Biological Spectrum and Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants in Chellah District Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir Pakistan. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V1I4. DOI: 10.15297/JABZ.V1I4.09.


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© 2014 Muhammed Jamil Ahmed. 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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