THE ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN RAWALAKOT USED FOR ASTHMA
Medicinal plants are considered to be the prime source of remedy for the ailment of the local community of the Rawalakot valley and its surrounding areas in Poonch District of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The basic aim of the current study was to record information regarding the population of the area about the use of medicinal plants and its crude preparation in a chronic Asthma: and quantification of recorded data. During Ethnobotanical survey 15 species of Anti-Asthmatic plants belonging to 15 Families were identified. In Ethnomedicinal uses, flowers, stem, Seeds, Roots, and Rhizomes were used. It’s seen that young generations are inclined to the use of allopathic medicines. It is also suggested that local community should be educated about the importance of the traditional medicinal plants.