ETHNOMEDICINAL SURVY OF PLANTS FROM DISTRICT SIALKOT, PAKISTAN
Aqeel Mahmood1, Adeel Mahmood2* and Alia Tabassum3
1 Department of Pharmacy, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
2 Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
3 Department of Biochemistry, University of Veterinary and Animal sciences, Lahore,
Keywords: Fast Dissolving Tablets, Aceclofenac, Sublimation, kyron T-314.
From ancient times, plants are being used in various diseases. Many of today’s drugs
have been derived from plant sources. This study was conducted to record the
ethnomedicinal information of highly medicinal plants of district Sialkot, Pakistan.
Medicinal uses of plants were collected through questionnaire method, interviews and
direct observation of plants and their actions. Data was recorded on questionnaires and
plants were collected. 25 plants belonging to 17 families were recorded in this survey
and 135 locals were visited, including 80 males 43 females and 12 Hakims. Medicinal
information collected by this study is presented here. This study indicated that the
district Sialkot has abundance of indigenous medicinal plants to cure a broad spectrum
of human ailments. There is therefore, a need to preserve this treasure and to harvest
these medicinal plants from the wild, train local collectors. Thus; the fundamental
features of source, scientific origin and clinical value have been established to develop
the future plans of isolation, purification and synthesis therapeutical effective medicinal
plants of the area.