Author(s): Hafiz Muhammad Khawar Saeed, Qasim Shahzad, Iram Iqbal, Sumaira Nawaz, Qudsia Bano, Muhammad Irfan and Muqeet Wahid


This study was carried in Rata basti, Labar basti, Bagh wala, Buch khosro and Nehaly wala areas lying around the Bahaudin Zakariya University Multan (Pakistan). The method implemented for documentation of native knowledge was based on direct communication with the local inhabitants, local hakims and gardeners of the area. The aim of the study was to collect original knowledge of natives about the use of native plants, which were being consumed by the people for the treatment of different diseases. The ethno medicinal uses of 44 plant species belonging to 26 families were documented during field tours from the study area. The check list and ethno medicinal register was established by botanical, local, family name, part used and folk medicinal uses. Plant varieties were collected, identified, preserved, attached and voucher was deposited from the Department of pure and applied Biology, Bahaudin Zakariya University, Multan for future references.

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