The present research work was based on the results of an enthnobotanical research project conducted in the Galliyat areas of North-West Frontier Province (Pakistan) during July 2003-March 2004. The region is mountainous with pine forests. Botanists have rarely studied the remote villages of the area, hence ethnobotanical information is quite meager. The local people of the area have always used surrounding natural resources, that is wild plants, for medicinal purposes and have for a long time depended on the surrounding plant sources for their food, shelter, fodder, timber, fuel and health care. The present study mainly focuses on the information regarding indigenous uses of plants for medicinal as well as other purposes by the native people of the area. The ethnobotanical data of 40 plant species belonging to 37 genera and 26 families, during summer and winter season was collected. Among them the two families belong to gymnosperms, two families of pteridophytes, one family of monocot and 21 families of dicot (Angiosperms) were studied ethnobotanically. The ethnobotanical inventory consist of botanical name of plant followed by its local name, family, habit and habitat, flowering period, voucher specimen number, part use, ethnomedicinal uses and other ethnobotanical uses.
Arshad, Muhammad and Ahmad, Mushtaq
"Ethnobotanical Study of Galliyat for Botanical Demography and Bio-Ecological Diversification,"
1, Article 21.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2005/iss1/21