TITLE

Tradable and Conservation Status of Medicinal Plants of Kurram Valley, Parachinar, Pakistan

AUTHOR(S)
Hussain, Wahid; Hussain, Javid; Ali, Roshan; khan, Ikhtiar; Shinwari, Zabta khan; Nascimento, Iracema Andrade; Lope, Wilson Araujo
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science;Oct2012, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Present study was carried out to find the conservation status, explore the channels for tradable medicinal plants and motivate the inhabitants to use their knowledge in a better way. Several study trips were made to the study area. Kurram agency is one of the seven tribal areas in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Present study revealed that 37 % of the total utility plants are critically endangered, 20 % are endangered, 35% are vulnerable and only 8% are secured. Several drug dealers were interviewed by filling 70 questionnaires to confirm the local names, estimated price, and quantity of the drugs available.
ACCESSION #
88017171

 

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