Author(s): MUSHTAQ AHMAD, RAHMATULLAH QURESHI, MUHAMMAD ARSHAD, MIR AJAB KHAN, MUHAMMAD ZAFAR
The aim of present study was to record the ethnomedicinal uses of indigenous plants to control diabetes mellitus. During the survey, 37 plant species belonging to 33 genera and 23 Angiospermic families were discovered. The most dominant antidiabetic plant bearing family was Fabaceae (5 spp.) followed by Poaceae (4 spp.) and Liliaceae (3 spp.). The inhabitants of the study area used different parts of plants and method of their uses. About 29 phytotherapies were investigated from the rural inhabitants of the area. These traditional recipes include extracts, leaves, powders, flour, seeds, vegetables, fruits and herbal mixtures.