Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part A (2018)
Ethnobotanical survey of some important medicinal plants of area Mandan district Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Author(s): Taj Yousaf Khan, Lal Badshah and Asghar Ali
Abstract: The present study was conducted to assessed knowledge about important medicinal plants through semi structured interview and questionnaire in area Mandan district Bannu Pakistan. A total of 4 study trips were arranged during 2017 and 2018.Asteraceae was the most leading family followed by Euphorbiaceae, Moraceae and Solonaceae. They used Herbs (29 plants, 61.70%). Shrubs (7 plants, 14.89%) and Trees (11 plants, 23.40%). Similarly part used as whole plant (15 plants, 31.91%), leaves (16 plants, 34.04%), flower (2 plants, 4.25%), fruit (7 plants, 14.89%), seed (9 plants, 19.14%), shoot (2 plants, 4.25%), bark (2 plants, 4.25%) and gum and branches (1 plant, 2.12%). They used medicinal plants at different percentage as stomach disorder (6 plants, 12.76%), laxative (4 plants, 8.51%) and condiments (2 plants, 4.25%). Similarly fodder and fuel (7 plants, 14.89%), Diarrhea and dysentery (5 plants, 10.63%) and diuretic (3 plants, 6.38%).It is concluded that this study will provide a folkloric claim base for researchers and also assess in treatment of local diseases.
How to cite this article:
Taj Yousaf Khan, Lal Badshah, Asghar Ali. Ethnobotanical survey of some important medicinal plants of area Mandan district Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Int J Herb Med 2018;6(6):15-21.