Studies on traditional knowledge of medicinal herbs of Swat Kohistan, District Swat, Pakistan
Muhammad Hamayun; Khan, M.A.; Chudhary, M.F.; Habib Ahmad
Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 12(4): 11-28
Medicinal herbs provide prime source of primary health care in the northern mountainous parts of Pakistan in the Himalayas, Hindu-Kush and Karakorum mountain ranges. However, with the introduction of allopathic drugs, the use of crude drugs from medicinal plants is on decline and subsequently, the pertinent traditional knowledge may be lost in the near future. During the present study, traditional knowledge of 126 medicinal herbs were documented from Swat Kohistan.