Ethnobotanical studies of wild herbs of central Punjab, Pakistan

  • Arifa Zereen Department of Botany, GC University, Lahore
  • Zaheer-ud-din Khan Department of Botany, GC University, Lahore
  • Andleeb Anwar Sardar Department of Botany, GC University, Lahore
Keywords: Ethnobotany, Wild herb, Herbal Medicines, Pakistan

Abstract

The current research work was designed to file the indigenous knowledge on the flora of eight districts of Central Punjab, viz., Faisalabad, Pakpattan, Lahore, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Sahiwal, Sialkot and Vehari. Frequent field trips were made during 2006-2008 to record ethnobotanical data by interviewing people of various age groups, mostly ranging between 30 to 70 years, including medicinal healers (herbalists/hakims). The total number of species recorded was 102 that belonged to 90 genera and 38 families and were being used by local people of respective districts for various purposes e.g. medicine, fuel, fodder, vegetables, fruits and for making mats and baskets.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v20i1.15466

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 20(1): 67-76, 2013 (June)

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2013-06-25
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Zereen, A., Khan, Z.- ud- din, & Sardar, A. (2013). Ethnobotanical studies of wild herbs of central Punjab, Pakistan. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 20(1), 67-76. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v20i1.15466
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