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Economic Botany Section

Asrar, Mudassir [1], Huda, Sohaib [2].

Ethnobotanical studies: Medicinal Plants of Balochistan, Pakistan used for the treatment of disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract.

Herbal medicines are used as primary health care needs. Almost 70% of population in Balochistan, Pakistan still rely on medicinal plants to cure their ailments. An ethnobotanical survey of plants of Balochistan, commonly used for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract was carried out. Local men, women and herbalists were asked about the usage of medicinal 24 plants belonging to different families were found to be commonly used by the inhabitants. Some plants are particularly used for diarrhea and indigestion, while few plants are used to cure other diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, GERD etc as well. Artemisia spa, Carum copticum, Cocculus hirsutus, Capparis decidua, Ficus carica, Foeniculum vulgare, Fumaria indica, Mentha longifolia, Punica granatum, Polygonum plebejum, Seriphidium quettense Caryophyllus aromaticus Withania somnifera etc. this paper describes botanic and common names of plants and their usage.

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1 - University of Balochistan , Botany, Syrian road, Quetta, Balochistan , Pakistan
2 - Liaqat National Medical college and hospital , Surgery , University rd, Karachi, Sind , Pakistan

Medicinal plants
Digestive tract.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 4
Location: Salon 2/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 8:15 AM
Number: 4002
Abstract ID:1438
Candidate for Awards:Economic Botany Section best student paper

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