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Jan, Dr. Gul [1].

Quantitative ethno-botanical analysis and conservation issues of medicinal flora from Alpine and Sub-alpine, Hindukush region of Pakistan.

It is the first quantitativeethno-botanical analysisand conservation issues of medicinal flora of Alpine and Sub-alpine, Hindikush region of Pakistan. The objective of the study aims to report, compare the uses and highlight the ethno-Botanical significance of medicinal plants for treatment of various diseases. A total of 250 (242 males and 8 females) local informants including 10 Local Traditional Healers were interviewed. Information was collected through semi-structured interviews, analyzed and compared by quantitative ethno-botanical indices such as Jaccard index (JI), Informant Consensus Factor (ICF), use value (UV) and Relative frequency of citation (RFC).Thorough survey indicated that 57medicinal plants belongs to 43 families were investigated to treat variousillnesses. The highest ICF is recorded for digestive system (0.69%), Circolatory system (0.61%), urinary tract system, (0.53%) and respiratory system (0.52%). Used value indicated that, Achillea mellefolium(UV = 0.68), Aconitum violaceum (UV = 0.69),Valeriana jatamansi (UV = 0.63), Berberis lyceum (UV = 0.65) and are exceedingly medicinal plant species used in the region.In comparison, highest similarity index is recorded in these studies with JI 17.72 followed by 16.41.According to DMR output, Pinus williciana ranked first due to multipurpose uses among all species and was found most threatened with higher market value. Unwise used of natural assets pooled with unsuitable harvesting practices have exaggerated pressure on plantspecies of the research region. The main issues causative to natural variety loss found were over grazing of animals, forest violation, wild animal hunting, fodder, plant collectionas medicine, fuel wood, forest fire, and invasive species negatively affectthe natural resources. For viable utilization, in situ and ex situ conservation, skilfulcollecting, and reforestation project may be the resolution. Further wide field management research is required.

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1 - Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Khyber Pakhtu, Botany, Department of Botany, Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan, Mardan, Khyber Pakhoonkhwa, 23200, pakistan

Medicinal Plants.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 35, Ethnobotany
Location: Sundance 4/Omni Hotel
Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Time: 9:15 AM
Number: 35004
Abstract ID:411
Candidate for Awards:None

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