Ethnoveterinary botanical survey of medicinal plants used in
Pashto, Punjabi and Saraiki communities of Southwest
Sheikh Zain Ul Abidin, Afifa Munem, Raees Khan, Gaber El-Saber Batiha, Mushtaq
Amhad, M.Zafar, Atif Ali Khan Khalil, Helal F. Hetta, Mohamed H. Mahmoud8, Abdus
Sami, M. Zeeshan Bhatti
Presented By: Jehad Ali
• The aim of the present study is to explore the ethno veterinary medicinal
practices in three different communities and discuss the cross-cultural
consensus on the usage of medicinal plants for the treatment of animals
• 83 Total informants
• Total 59 species of plants
• Traditional knowledge obtain from cross- cultured communities.
• From the start of mankind’s life, plants are useful source of medicine (Lev,2003;
• Medicinal plants are used for both man and livestocks (Barboza et al., 2007;
Pradhan and Badola, 2008).
• Ethnoveternary a comprehensive field. (Tamboura et al., 2000).
• Herbal medicines have low isk factors as compared to synthetic drugs.
• EVM are much cheaper (Raza et al., 2014).
• The current study in The three regions provide basic exploration of new
Materials and Methods
Southwest Pakistan (Study Area)
• Located between 31°49t`N and 70°55t`E on the Western bank of the Indus
River , D.I khan ( KPK), East to Mianwali and Bhakkar districts (Punjab
Province), South to Der Ghazii Khan District (Punjab) and West to the
Tribal Areas of Pakistan.
• Data collection By questionnaire and interview Plant identification by
taxanomist + compared with specimen herberium Name of MPs by
Medicinal Plants Name Services ( MPNS)+ International Plant Name Index(
IPNI)+ Flora of Pk
• Data were collected from 83 informants.
• Foundation for future pharmacological, Phytochemical and scientific
• Highlight the importance of traditional Medicinal plants
• Elder and health practitioners Hold the traditional knowledge
• Younger uninterested in herbal formula.
• Reduction of Medicinal flora due to lack pf attention
• People should be educated about the importance of Medicinal Plants.
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