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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 57-73
Bioline Code: tc06023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 57-73

 en ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, INDIGENOUS COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES OF SOME FREQUENTLY USED MEDICINAL PLANTS OF UTROR AND GABRAL, DISTRICT SWAT, PAKISTAN
Muhammad Hamayun, Sumera Afzal and Mir Ajab Khan

Abstract

An ethnomedicinal study was conducted in the remote Hindukush-Himalayan valleys of Utror and Gabral, during which 36 common folk medicinal recipes of the area were documented. The indigenous methods of medicinal plants collection and their further processing were also explored. It was also observed that huge quantities of valuable medicinal plants are lost every year due to lack of proper collection, cleaning, packing and storage techniques on the part of local collectors.

Keywords
Medicinal plants; Folk recipes; Hindukush-Himalayas

 
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