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Authors Azhar, MF; Aziz, A; Haider, MS; Nawaz, MF; Zulfiqar, MA
Author Full Name Azhar, Muhammad Farooq; Aziz, Abida; Haider, Muhammad Sajjad; Nawaz, Muhammad Farrakh; Zulfiqar, Muhammad Asif
Title EXPLORING THE ETHNOBOTANY OF Haloxylon recurvum (KHAR) AND Haloxylon salicornicum (LANA) IN CHOLISTAN DESERT, PAKISTAN
Source PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Ethnobotany; traditional use; nutritive analysis; desert flora; rangeland
Keywords Plus NATURAL-PRODUCTS; CURCUMA-LONGA
Abstract Human beings are dependent on plants to fulfill various life accessories. Plants and various fungi are also a significant part of healthcare. Traditional system of medicine based on plants and herbs is gaining grounds today. Cholistan desert is enriched with various plant species of medicinal value. The objective of the study was to enlist the traditional use and folklores of two Haloxylon species by the local dwellers of Cholistan desert rangeland. Detailed questionnaires were used to interview the local inhabitants from 16 villages and medicinal plant experts/herbal medicinal practitioners of the area. Both plant species were also chemically analyzed for various nutritive and secondary metabolite attributes. It was found that local people used these plants for treating various human and livestock diseases (total 20) in different traditional recipes. During this study, the use of Haloxylon salicornicum (Moq.) Bunge is first time recorded in treating eye infections (fresh juice of green leaves), diarrhea, skin diseases and piles. Similarly, Haloxylon recurvum (Moq.) Bunge ex Boiss use in wounds (burned plant is externally applied), ear infections and in sciatica pain is not reported yet in other parts of the world. Both species were found rich in Nitrogen, Protein, Total Ash, Crude Fibre, Ether Extractable Fat other salts like Potassium, Phosphates and Secondary metabolite components.
Author Address [Azhar, Muhammad Farooq; Haider, Muhammad Sajjad] Univ Sargodha, Dept Forestry, Sargodha, Pakistan; [Aziz, Abida] Univ Lahore, Dept Bot, Lahore, Pakistan; [Nawaz, Muhammad Farrakh] Univ Agr Faisalabad, Dept Forestry Range Management & Wildlife, Faisalabad, Pakistan; [Zulfiqar, Muhammad Asif] Bahauddin Zakariya Univ, PARC Res & Training Stn, Multan, Pakistan
Reprint Address Azhar, MF (reprint author), Univ Sargodha, Dept Forestry, Sargodha, Pakistan.
E-mail Address faarooqazhar@yahoo.com
Funding Agency and Grant Number Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
Funding Text This paper is a part of Ph.D research work sponsored by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan under Indigenous Scholarship and is highly acknowledged.
Cited Reference Count 37
Times Cited 1
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 1
Publisher UNIV AGRICULTURE, FAC VETERINARY SCIENCE
Publisher City FAISALABAD
Publisher Address UNIV AGRICULTURE, FAC VETERINARY SCIENCE, FAISALABAD, 00000, PAKISTAN
ISSN 0552-9034
29-Character Source Abbreviation PAK J AGR SCI
ISO Source Abbreviation Pak. J. Agric. Sci.
Publication Date DEC
Year Published 2015
Volume 52
Issue 4
Beginning Page 1085
Ending Page 1090
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Subject Category Agriculture
Document Delivery Number DC0KA
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000368904600027
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