The purpose of our survey was to collect distribution data and folk tibb knowledge of milk thistle at NWFP Pakistan. NWFP area’s including District Haripur and Abbottabad were visited during 2007 and 2008 in the month of December. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.) was found growing wildly covering about 20-52% area. A total of 90 Hakims and 90 local peoples were interviewed regarding the use of Milk thistle. It was concluded that Milk thistle was used for liver disease especially for Hepatitis. About 75% from interviewed community were using it seeds while 25% preferred to use its whole plant as medicine.
Hussain, Khalid; Zia-ul-Hussnain, Syed; and Shahazad, Aamir
"Distributions and Folk Tibb Knowledge of Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum L.) in NWFP, Pakistan,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2010
, Article 5.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2010/iss3/5