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Authors Abbasi, AM; Khan, MA; Zafar, M
Author Full Name Abbasi, Arshad Mehmood; Khan, Mir Ajab; Zafar, Muhammad
Title ETHNO-MEDICINAL ASSESSMENT OF SOME SELECTED WILD EDIBLE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OF LESSER-HIMALAYAS, PAKISTAN
Source PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
Language English
Document Type Article
Keywords Plus TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE; PLANTS; DISTRICT; VALLEY; ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY; CONSERVATION; REMEDIES; FORESTS; KASHMIR; PUNJAB
Abstract The present investigation is an attempt to assess the ethno-medicinal worth of some selected wild edible fruits and vegetables used by the inhabitants Lesser Himalayas, Pakistan. Informed consent semi-structured interviews from 95 inhabitants of fifteen mountainous vicinities were conducted to collect data. A total of 20 wild edible fruits and vegetables belonging to 18 families and 18 genera were documented. Amaranthus viridis, Berberis lycium and Zanthoxylum armatum were found most significant ethno-medicinal species. Among wild edible fruits Berberis lycium, Carissa opaca, Ficus carica, Ficus palmata and Ziziphus nummularia express extreme citation; while Amaranthus viridis and Solanum nigrum were among the most popular wild edible vegetables. Ficus carica, Ficus palmata, Phyllanthus emblica and Zanthoxylum armatum were used equally as fruit and vegetables. Gathering, processing and consuming wild edible plants are still experienced in all explored areas. The tradition of using wild palatable plants is still alive in the rural populations of Lesser Himalayas, but is vanishing. Consequently, the recording, preserving, and infusing of this traditional knowledge to upcoming generations is pressing and vital.
Author Address [Abbasi, Arshad Mehmood; Khan, Mir Ajab; Zafar, Muhammad] Quaid I Azam Univ, Dept Plant Sci, Islamabad, Pakistan
Reprint Address Abbasi, AM (corresponding author), Quaid I Azam Univ, Dept Plant Sci, Islamabad, Pakistan.
E-mail Address arshad799@yahoo.com
ResearcherID Number Abbasi, Arshad Mehmood/J-9314-2015
ORCID Number Abbasi, Arshad Mehmood/0000-0001-9978-3866
Funding Agency and Grant Number Higher Education Commission (HEC) of PakistanHigher Education Commission of Pakistan
Funding Text We are thankful to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan for their financial assistance in order to complete this project.
Times Cited 15
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 16
Publisher PAKISTAN BOTANICAL SOC
Publisher City KARACHI
Publisher Address DEPT OF BOTANY UNIV KARACHI, 32 KARACHI, PAKISTAN
ISSN 0556-3321
29-Character Source Abbreviation PAK J BOT
ISO Source Abbreviation Pak. J. Bot.
Publication Date JAN
Year Published 2013
Volume 45
Special Issue 1
Beginning Page 215
Ending Page 222
Page Count 8
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number 095TY
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000315358800029
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