Biodiversity of Prominent Indigenous Medicinal Plants ofrnVillage Khujaki, District Karak, KPK, Pakistan
Saad Ullah Khan, Rehman ullah khan*, Sultan Mehmood, Ihsan ullah, Manzoor Ullah
The research work was initiated to get information and report the prominent indigenous medicinal plants of villagernKhujaki District Karak during 2012. The present study deals with the use of medicinal plants by the people ofrnvillage Khujaki Karak area. As a whole about 35 plants belonging to 19 families were collected. Most of the plantsrnbelong to the following families, Poaceae (4 spp), Moraceae (4 spp), Brassicaceae (4 spp ) Mimosaceae ( 3 spp),rnZygophyllaceae (2 spp), Cucurbitaceae (2 spp), Papilionaceae ( 2 spp), Malvaceae ( 2 spp), Alliaceae ( 2 spp),rnAmaranthaceae (1 sp), Solonaceae, (1 sp), Liliaceae (1 sp), Capparaceae (1 sp), Asclepidiaceae (1 sp), Apiaceae (1rnsp), Tamaricaceae (1 sp), Cannabiaceae ( 1 sp), Chenopodiaceae (1 sp) and Asteraceae (1 sp). The localrninhabitants were ignorant and had little knowledge about the medicinal plant and proper time of collection. Youngerrngeneration doesn’t know about indigenous knowledge of various medicinal plants, but the old people especiallyrnwomen have some knowledge about the wild resources of medicinal plants. The plants were identified botanically;rnarranged alphabetically along with their scientific names, family names, local names, habit, part used and medicinalrnuses. The plants were deposited in the Department of Botany University of Science and Technology Bannu. Most ofrnthe plants are wild while few plants are cultivated.
Fig.: Graphic representation Percentage of Families