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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 2)
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The use of Medicinal Plants among Different Communities of Balochistan against Hepatitis

Shahab-ud-Din, H. Doutani, F.A. Sattar, F. Ahmad, S. Faridullah, F. Khan, J.K. Tareen and B. Arif
Corresponding Author:  Shahab-ud-Din 

Key words:  Balochistan, decoction, ethno botanical knowledge, hepatitis, liver, medicinal plants,
Vol. 4 , (2): 215-219
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2011 December, 02 2012 Januray, 04 2012 March, 10
Abstract:

The present study was conducted during 2010 to enlist the medicinally important plants which are used against viral infection especially hepatitis in different areas of Baluchistan. The study was also confined to the traditional medicinal uses of weeds. The people of Baluchistan are using the medicinal plants for the treatment of various diseases including hepatitis and have for a long time been dependent on surrounding plant sources for their health care, food, shelter, fodders, and other purposes. The ethno botanical knowledge of local traditional healers and the native plants that are used for medicinal purposes were collected through questionnaire by interviewing local communities, local men, women, local healers (Hakims), herbal dealers (Pansars) and personal interviews during field trips. The interviews were held in local community, to investigate local people and knowledgeable persons, who are the main user of medicinal plants. Information regarding their botanical name, local name, parts used, chemical constituents, mode of administration and application are tabulated below. A total of 22 plants species were identified by taxonomic description and locally by folk knowledge of people existing in the region. It was the first time to be aware of the significance of weeds with special reference to their medicinal uses in this area of Balochistan. It is suggested that such type of studies should be carried out in future on consumption and maintenance of indigenous knowledge of weeds.
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Shahab-ud-Din, H. Doutani, F.A. Sattar, F. Ahmad, S. Faridullah, F. Khan, J.K. Tareen and B. Arif, 2012. The use of Medicinal Plants among Different Communities of Balochistan against Hepatitis.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(2): 215-219.
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