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Ethnobotanical profile of plants of Shawar Valley, District Swat, Pakistan



Ethnobotanical profile of plants of Shawar Valley, District Swat, Pakistan



International Journal of Biology and Biotechnology 3(2): 301-307



This preliminary study indicated that the locals of Shawar Valley, District Swat use 121 plant species for various purposes. It includes 65 (53.7%) medicinal, 52 (43%) fodder, 31 (25.6%) fire wood, 30 (24.9%) honey bee, 19 (15.7%) fruit (including 11 wild species), 16 (13%) timber wood, 11 (9%) vegetable (including 6 wild sp.) and 9 (7%) furniture wood species. Three species were used as fish poisoning and two as antilice agents. Acorus calamus was used antidote for snakebites.

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