alexa Ethnobotanical Study of Some Medicinal Plants of Tehsil Kabal, District Swat, KP, Pakistan

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Ethnobotanical Study of Some Medicinal Plants of Tehsil Kabal, District Swat, KP, Pakistan

The present study was designed to explore the medicinal plants of Tehsil Kabal District Swat, KP, Pakistan. Successive field trips were arranged to gather the information from the local people of the area by means of semi structured individual interviews, open ended questionnaires, informal interviews, and group discussion. The study was conducted from Feb 2012 to June 2012. Total 45 medicinal plants were collected in this study belonging to 27 different families. Out of 45 plants 30 were herbs followed by 13 shrubs and only 2 were trees. Lamiaceae was largest family contributing 6 species. From the result it recorded that leaves are the frequently used plant part used in medical formulation. Excessive use for medicinal purposes, over grazing, deforestation is the main threats to these medicinal plants. From the result it is concluded that people awareness among the people of Kabal is very necessary. This is the first detail ethnomedicinal report of Kabal, District Swat, KP, Pakistan.

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