ETHNOMEDICINAL INVENTORY OF VILLAGE TARAKAI, DISTRICT SWABI, PAKISTAN
Keywords:Tarakai, ethnomedicinal, Swabi, ethnobotany, traditional knowledge
Present study was an effort to investigate the ethnomedicinal flora of village Tarakai, District Swabi, Pakistan. Result of this study showed 59 medicinally important species of plant belongs to 45 different families the dominant families include Solanaceae, Rhamnaceae and Liliaceae. These medicinal plants are used for the cure of different diseases from these39.2% plant species are used for the cure of digestive problem, 26.7% for skin disorders and 12.5 % for respiratory disorders and rest for other disorders. Our study also showed some recipes documented by the local peoples for the cure of disease and the mode of preparation and their mode of administration were also documented by the local inhabitants including both male and females. The result of this study may be helpful for further drug investigation.