Economic Botany: Ethnobotany
Zaidi, Mudassir , Tareen, Rasool Bakhsh .
Uses of medicinal plants by the inhabitants of Ziarat, Pakistan.
Ziarat, the world’s second largest Juniper forest is a beautiful hill station of Balochistan, Pakistan. Ziarat has a rich floral diversity including medicinal plants. As Ziarat is a mountainous, remote area, 7500 feet above sea level therefore much health facilities are not available. The local people rely on traditional methods and use plants for their living and health purposes. Thirty five medicinal plants belonging to 20 different families were identified. These plants were commonly used for gastrointestinal, cardiac diseases, hypertension, cancer, respiratory and all kinds of disorders. These plants are used by different methods, older women were found to be the experts of the recipe. Through literature survey these plants were found to be containing natural chemical compounds including antibiotics, steroids, alkaloids or some other biologically active compounds. Therefore they show some biological activity against different disease and provide relief to the patient.
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1 - University of Balochistan, Department of Botany, C-9 University Colony, Quetta, 83700, Pakistan
2 - University of Balochistan, Dept of Botany, Quetta, Pakistan
Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Topics
Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Time: 2:45 PM