Traditional uses of wild medicinally important plants of Batkhela, kpk, Pakistan


  • Fayaz Ali Department of Botany, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal Dir(u) KPK
  • Imran Khan Department of Botany, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal Dir(u) KPK Pakistan
  • Shariat Ullah Department of Botany, University of Malakand Chakdara Dir(lower), KPK
  • Mohammad Ihsan Department of Botany, Hazara University Mansehra KPK Pakistan
  • Amir Abdullah Khan College of Life Sciences, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Nankai University, Tianjin China.


Medicinal plant resources, traditional uses, Plant species


The present study was carried out in Sangina valley of Batkhela, Malakand District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. The aim of the current work was the documentation of plants utilized by the local inhabitants for different medicinal purposes. Majority of cases utilized same plant species in several ways for distinct remedies. After collecting informations through an open-ended questionnaire, totality of 46 plant species used for different medicinal purposes were recorded in the study area belonging to 31 families. Family Lamiaceae ranked as top by contributing 10.86% to the total documented medicinal plant species in the studied area. Family Euphorbiaceae and family Solanacaea shares individually 8.69% and 6.52% to the total, followed by Family Mimosaceae, Asteraceae, Moraceae and family Polygonaceae each having a contribution of 4.34%. Of total 46 reported plant species, 12 plant species were used as diuretic, 8 species were found good as tonic, 7 plant species were significant in curing of cough and 6 plant species were used for remedy of stomach pain. 5 plant species each were used for curing of fever, diarrhea and dysentery.


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Fayaz Ali, Imran Khan, Shariat Ullah, Mohammad Ihsan, Amir Abdullah Khan. Traditional uses of wild medicinally important plants of Batkhela, kpk, Pakistan. ijp [Internet]. 2017 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];9(3):471-8. Available from:



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