The present studies were aimed to investigate ethnomedicinal folk recipes used to cure different diseases in the study area. Questionnaire method was adopted for documentation of folk indigenous knowledge. The interviews were carried out in local community, to investigate local people and knowledgeable persons (Hakims, Women and Herdsmen) who are the main user of medicinal plants. The ethnomedicinal data on 44 plant species belonging to 31 families were recorded during field trips from different villages of the area. The botanical name, followed by local name, family, part used and ethnomedicinal uses in different folk recipes was recorded. Plants were collected, pressed, dried, preserved, mounted and identified through the available literature (Nasir& Ali, 1971-2001) and were confirmed by the experts in Department of Biology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad. The specimens were deposited in the Herbarium, Department of Plant Sciences, and Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (ISL).
Shah, Ghulam Mujtaba and Khan, Mir Ajab
"Common Medicinal Folk Recipes of Siran Valley, Mansehra, Pakistan,"
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2006/iss1/5