Research Article | Volume: 2 Issue: 10, October, 2012

Tradable and Conservation Status of Medicinal Plants of KurramValley, Parachinar, Pakistan

Wahid Hussain Javid Hussain Roshan Ali Ikhtiar khan Zabta khan Shinwari and Iracema Andrade Nascimento Wilson Araujo Lope   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.21013


Present study was carried out to find the conservation status, explore the channels for tradable medicinal plants and motivate the inhabitants to use their knowledge in a better way. Several study trips were made to the study area. Kurram agency is one of the seven tribal areas in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Present study revealed that 37 % of the total utility plants are critically endangered, 20 % are endangered, 35% are vulnerable and only 8% are secured. Several drug dealers were interviewed by filling 70 questionnaires to confirm the local names, estimated price, and quantity of the drugs available.

Keyword:     Medicinal plantsTradableConservation Status and Kurram Valley Parachinar.


Wahid Hussain, Javid Hussain, Roshan Ali, Ikhtiar khan, Zabta Khan Shinwari and Iracema Andrade Nascimento. Tradable and Conervation Status of Medicinal Plants of Kurram Valley, Parachinar, Pakistan. J App Pharm Sci. 2012; 2 (10): 066-070.

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