Indigenous uses, knowledge, and population density of threatened medicinal plants in Gabral valley, district Swat of-Pakistan
Habib Ullah, Saif Ullah, Sadia Basar
This study was focused with the aim to investigate and document the indigenous medicinal knowledge and common threats of medicinal plants from Gabral valley Swat Pakistan and to establish a baseline data in continuing studies aimed at more comprehensive investigations of indigenous medicinal plants. People of this area have strong belief in herbal medication by these medicinal plants. This investigation was carried out during 2014-15 to enlist plant species of this un-explored area and record their medicinal uses before the ethno-medicinal information is lost. Data were collected through the use of questionnaires and personal interviews during field trips. Total 19 plants species belonging to 18 families were identified by taxonomic description and locally by traditional knowledge of people in the area. This study was carried out to identify and protect these high value threatened medicinal plant species, indicating high potential for economic development through sustainable collection.
Habib Ullah, Saif Ullah, Sadia Basar. Indigenous uses, knowledge, and population density of threatened medicinal plants in Gabral valley, district Swat of-Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(1):448-451.