ETHNOBOTANICAL SURVEY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS FROM TEHSIL DARGAI, DISTRICT MALAKAND, PAKISTAN
The Ethno botanical information were collected from 40 plants, belonging to 26 families, from Tehsil Dargai, District Malakand Pakistan. Among these, 12 are trees, 18 are herbs, 7 are shrubs and 2 are climbers. Questionnaires was used to collect data on the traditional Knowledge about medicinal plants from local people. The detailed local uses, part used, recipe preparation along with their local names and disease treated were recorded for each species. Many of these plants have more than one local use. There were 19 species present in local market, 8 plants were found as indicators of the area, and 8 species are used for burning, fodder, furniture and timber. The other species were found useful and effective for the treatments of various diseases like Diarrhea, Cholera, Dysentery, Fever, Cough, and Cold, Tonic, Daily food, Diabetes, Blood purifier, Throat diseases, Skin diseases, Cleaning teeth and Urine trouble. Economic importance of these medicinal plants are also described.