Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, District Lower Dir (Medicinal plants)
Imran Khan, Muhammad Irfan, Imtiaz Ali, Jamshed Khan, Sidra Hassan Saeed, Ashrit Gulfraz
Citation: Khan, I. M. Irfan, I. Ali, J. Khan, S. H, Saeed, and A. Gulfraz. 2016. Checklist of some medicinal plants of Lower Dir, Pakistan. Journal of Agricultural and Bio-chemical Science 1: 15-22.
Locality: Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, District Lower Dir (34.820000, 71.843855)
Abstract: District Lower Dir has diverse flora of medicinal plants. 65 medicinal plant species were collected, distributed in 42 families and 60 genera. Among these 17 species were monocots (26.98%), 46 were Dicots (73.02 %) while 2 species of Gymnosperm. Local inhabitants use these plants for various medicinal purposes. Common uses include remedies for Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Diuretic, Blood Purifier, Refrigerant and Tonic, Antispasmodic, Narcotic, sexual desire, Wounds skin diseases and Kidney stones. Anthropogenic activities, grazing and environmental changes reducing numbers of these medicinal plants.
Notes: This checklist includes only species used medicinal purposes by people in Lower Dir. Uses for four species have been added; the original article provides information about the use of all the species shown. Area of Lower Dir(from Wikipedia): 1582 km2
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Digestion; reducing acid in stomach, blood purification, cooling
Plant tea: blood purification, measles pimples, headaches, digestion; leaves: acid stomach
Rhzome: diuretic, demulcent, astringent, reduce fever, cough, diarrhea, pulmonary infections
Gum: dysentery, skin diseases; bark tea: dysentry; anthelmintic