Study of Prominent Indigenous Medicinal Plants of Village Ahmad Abad, District Karak, Kpk, Pakistan
Saad Ullah Khan, Rehman ullah khan*, Sultan Mehmood, Ihsan ullah, Zain ullah , Muhammad Zahoor
The research work was initiated to get information and report the prominent indigenous medicinal plants of villagernAhmad Abad District Karak during 2011. The present study deals with the study of medicinal plants used by thernpeople of village Ahmad Abad in district Karak. A total of 32 plants belonging to 23 families were collected. Thesernplants belong to the following families Fabaceae (6 spp), Poaceae (3 spp), Amaranthaceae (2 spp), Solonaceae, (2rnspp), while Liliaceae, Meliaceae, Capparaceae, Convolvolaceae, Asclepidiaceae, Rutaceae, Moraceae, Apiaceae,rnBoraginaceae, Apocyanaceae, Arecaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Rosaceae, Tamaricaceae, Zygophyllaceae,rnCucurbitaceae, Moraceae, Astraceae and Rhamnaceae has one species each. It was found that the local inhabitantsrnwere unaware or had little knowledge about the uses of medicinal plant and their proper time of collection. Even thernyounger generation doesn’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.
Fig.: Graphic representation Percentage of Families
Saad Ullah Khan, Rehman ullah khan*, Sultan Mehmood, Ihsan ullah, Zain ullah , Muhammad Zahoor. Study of Prominent Indigenous Medicinal Plants of Village Ahmad Abad, District Karak, Kpk, Pakistan. J Med Plants Stud 2013;1(4):121-127.