This paper enumerates the traditional uses of 34 plant species belonging to 26 families, that are used by the village communities of Dir Kohistan Valley (NWFP, Pakistan) for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery diseases. Some of useful species are under serious threat due to unsustainable activities. Hence, a proper documentation of useful plants with their present status and local traditional knowledge as well as practices is urgently needed. Effort should also be initiated to implement appropriate conservation measures for preservation and sustainable uses of these useful species.
Jan, Gul; Khan, Mir Ajab; and Gul, Farzana
"Ethnomedicinal Plants Used Against Diarrhea and Dysentery in Dir Kohistan Valley (NWFP), Pakistan,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 84.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/84