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

Phytomedicinal Studies of Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan

Wahid Hussain Javid Hussain Roshan Ali Sajid Hussain Muhammad Ashfaq Khan Ikhtiar Khan Zabta khan Shinwari Wilson Araujo Lopes and Iracema Andrade Nascimento   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.21016


The present studies were aimed to identify medicinal plants, folk knowledge and to use local recipe for different diseases in the study area of kurram agency. The questionnaire method was adopted for documentation of folk indigenous knowledge. The Preliminary data were collected from the local community, experts, knowledgeable person, Herdsmen and main users of medicinal plants such as Hakims, old wise woman etc. The ethno medicinal data on 21 plants species belonging to 19 families were properly identified i.e. their vernacular names, chemical constituents, scientific names, families, part used, habitat conservative status and locality during the research work. The plants were collected, pressed dried, preserved, mounted and identified through the literature and were confirmed by the experts in plants sciences department, Kohat university of Science and Technology, Pakistan. The specimens were deposited in the herbarium at plant sciences department, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan.

Keyword:     EthnomedicinalLocal recipeChemical constituentMedicinal plantsParachinar Kurram Agency Pakistan.


Wahid Hussain, Javid Hussain, Roshan Ali, Sajid Hussain,Muhammad Ashfaq Khan,Ikhtiar Khan, Zabta khan Shinwari, Wilson Araujo Lopes and Iracema Andrade Nascimento. Phytomedicinal Studies of Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. J App Pharm Sci. 2012; 2 (10): 081-085.

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