Biodiversity in Medicinal Plants and Its Distribution inrnVillage Shahbaz Khel, Lakki Marwat, Kpk, Pakistan
Saad Ullah Khan* Rehman Ullah Khan*, Sabir jamil, Sultan Mehmood, Ihsan Ullah*, M. Zahoor, Muhammad Daud* (Pakistan)
The research work was initiated to get information and report the diversity of medicinal plants in the villagernShehbaz khel District Lakki Marwat, during October, 2012. A total of 33 plants belonging to 21 families wererncollected. These plants belong to the following families, Astraceae (5 sp), Solonaceae, (3 spp), Zygophyllaceae (3rnsp), Poaceae (2 spp), Amaranthaceae (2 spp), Chenopodiaceae (2 spp) Convolvolaceae (1 sp), Boraginaceae (1 sp),rnApocyanaceae (1 sp), Euphorbiaceae (1 sp), Fabaceae (1 spp), Cucurbitaceae (1 sp), Myrsiniaceae (1spp),rnAsphodelaceae (1 spp), Nyctaginaceae (1 spp), Cuscutaceae (1spp), Malvaceae (1 spp), Oxaladiaceae (1 spp),rnPolygonaceae (1 spp), Portulaceae (1spp), and Rannunculaceae (1 spp). It was found that the local inhabitants werernunaware or had little knowledge about the uses of medicinal plant and their proper time of collection. Even thernyounger generations don’t know about various medicinal plants, but the old people especially women have somernknowledge about the wild resources of medicinal plants. The plants were identified botanically; arrangedrnalphabetically along with their scientific names, family names, local names, habit, part used and medicinal uses. Itrnwas reported that Achyranthes aspera L. was used in stomach troubles and its aqueous extract for removing ofrnstones in the bladder, astringent, and Haemostatic, Anagallis arvensis L. to expel worm, laxative, demulcent,rntoothache and locally applied to wounds, boils and ulcers, while Amaranthus viridis L. was used as vegetables,rnsnakebite, inflammations, boils and abscesses.
Saad Ullah Khan* Rehman Ullah Khan*, Sabir jamil, Sultan Mehmood, Ihsan Ullah*, M. Zahoor, Muhammad Daud* (Pakistan). Biodiversity in Medicinal Plants and Its Distribution inrnVillage Shahbaz Khel, Lakki Marwat, Kpk, Pakistan. J Med Plants Stud 2013;1(3):78-86.