The ethnobotanical data of total 12 gymnosperms belonging to four families was collected from the local people of the Kaghan Valley. A complete list of the plants is given with their name, family and ethnobotanical use, distribution and occurrence. Indigenous knowledge of local inhabitants about the use of native plants were collected during field trips through questionnaire The inhabitants of the area have to use the medicinal plants for various purposes and have for a long time been dependent on surrounding plant resources for their food, shelter, fodder, health care and other cultural purposes. Pinus roxburgii, P. wallichiana, Cedrus deodara, Abies pindrow and Taxus wallichiana are prominent gymnosperms of Kaghan Valley which are not only source of timber but also utilized as fuel wood and for medicinal purposes.
Hussain, Manzoor; Shah, Ghulam Mujtaba; and Khan, Mir Ajab
"Traditional Medicinal and Economic Uses of Gymnosperms of Kaghan Valley, Pakistan,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2006
, Article 7.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2006/iss1/7