ETHNOMEDICINAL SURVY OF PLANTS FROM DISTRICT SIALKOT, PAKISTAN
From ancient times, plants are being used in various diseases. Many of today’s drugs have been derived from plant sources. This study was conducted to record the ethnomedicinal information of highly medicinal plants of district Sialkot, Pakistan. Medicinal uses of plants were collected through questionnaire method, interviews and direct observation of plants and their actions. Data was recorded on questionnaires and plants were collected. 25 plants belonging to 17 families were recorded in this survey and 135 locals were visited, including 80 males 43 females and 12 Hakims. Medicinal information collected by this study is presented here. This study indicated that the district Sialkot has abundance of indigenous medicinal plants to cure a broad spectrum of human ailments. There is therefore, a need to preserve this treasure and to harvest these medicinal plants from the wild, train local collectors. Thus; the fundamental features of source, scientific origin and clinical value have been established to develop the future plans of isolation, purification and synthesis therapeutical effective medicinal plants of the area.