Useful Medicinal Plants Found in Isakhel

Isakhel
Isakhel

Isakhel

A research study was carried out at Isakhel to confine the identification of useful flora of Isakhel. This study was conducted during September 2005- January 2006 in different villages of the area by Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad-Pakistan.

S.No

Botanical Name

Vernacular Names

Family

Part Used

Ethnomedicinal Uses

1

Achyranthes aspera (Mill.)

Puthkanda

Amaranthaceae

Whole plant

Diuretic, Dropsy, Piles, Skin eruptions

2

Acacia arabica (Lam.) Willd

Kikar

Mimosaceae

Leaves and fruits

Cough, Dysentery

3

Acacia modesta Wall.

Phulai

Mimosaceae

Bark, wood and Gum

Tonic use for back and joints pain

4

Abutilon indicum (Linn.) Sweet

Peeli booti

Malvaceae

Leaves and stem

To treat boils

5

Aloe barbadensis Mill.

Ghee kunvar

Liliaceae

Whole plant

Boils, Piles and fever

6

Amaranthus viridus(L.)

Chulai

Amaranthaceae

leaves

Emollient, snake and scorpion bite

7

Argyrolobium roseum (Camb.)Jaub. And Spach

Makhan booti

Papillonaceae

Whole plant

Aphrodisiac and Tonic

8

Azadirachta indica Linn.

Neem

Meliaceae

Leaves

Skin diseases and blood purification

9

Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. J.A. Schultes

Booh

Amaranthaceae

Whole plant

Skin infection, inflammation and abdominal worms

10

Brassica nigra L.

Kali sarson

Brassicaceae

Whole plant

Laxative, headache, toothache, cold and rheumatic pains

11

Bryophyllum pinnatum Kurz.

Zakham-e-hayat

Crassulaceae

Leaves and juice

Hypertension, renal calculus and skin diseases

12

Calotropis procera (Wild) R.Br.

Ak

Asclepiadaceae

Whole plant

Malaria and Cholera

13

Capparis decidua (Forssk.) Edgeuu

Kirrer

Capparidaceae

Whole plant

Ulcers, asthma and rheumatic pain

14

Capparis aphylla L.

Kareen

Capparidaceae

Whole plant

Brain tonic, joints and back pain

15

Carum copticum Benth.

Ajwain desi

Apiaceae

Whole plant

Appetizers, kidney stone, digestion and whooping cough

16

Cassia augustifolia L.

Sena

Caesalpiniaceae

Leaves, branches and fruit

Headache, brain tonic and intestinal diseases

17

Chenopodium album (L.)

Bathu

Chenopodiaceae

Whole plant

Laxative and Anthelmintic

18

Cleome brachycarpa Vahl.

Dhanar khathoori

Capparidaceae

Whole plant

Joints pain and inflammation

19

Cucumis melo var-agrestis Nudin

Chibber

Cucurbitaceae

Fruit

Digestive and stomach problems

20

Citrullus colocynthus L.

Tumba

Cucurbitaceae

Root and fruit

Antidiabetic and stomach problems

21

Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers

Khuble ghas

Poaceae

Roots

Diuretic and laxative

22

Cyperus rotundus (L.)

Dellia ghas

Cyperaceae

Tuber

Anthelmintic, stimulant, diuretic

23

Cymbopogon jauuarancusa (Jones) Schult

Kattan

Poaceae

Whole plant

Fever and phlegmatic pains

24

Dalbergi sissoo Roxb.

Tali

Fabaceae

Leaves, roots and wood

Leprosy, boils, eruptions and stop vomiting

25

Datura innoxia (Linn.) Miller

Datura

Solanaceae

Leaves and seeds

Hydrophobia and earache

26

Digera muriacata (L.) Mart.

Lulur

Amaranthaceae

Whole plant

Use as laxative

27

Eruca sativa

Tara mera

Brassicaceae

Leaves and seeds

Skin diseases and joint’s pain

28

Eucalyptus globules

Safaida

Myrtaceae

Seeds and leaves

Malaria, Antibacterial and Antiseptic

29

Euphorbia thymifolia (L.)

Dodak

Euphorbiaceae

Whole plant

Bronchial affection, cough and asthma

30

Fagonia indica Brum.f.

Dhumia

Zygophyllaceae

Whole plant

Antibetic, pimples and ear infection

31

Ficus religiosa (L.)

Pipal

Moraceae

Seeds and fruits

Laxative, Cooling and alterative

32

Fumaria parviflora (Haussk.) pugsley

Shahtra

Fumariaceae

Whole plant

Diuretic, Alterative Anthelmintic and aperient

33

Lathyrus aphaca L.

Jangli phalli

Papillonaceae

Seeds and flowers

Seeds used as Narcotic and flowers as resolvent

34

Launea procumbens (Roxb.) Ramayya and Raja gopal

Bhatter

Asteraceae

Whole plant

Painful urination and gonorrhoea

35

Melia azedarach L.

Dherak

Meliaceae

Seed and Leaves

Diabetes, blood purification and Skin tonic

36

Mentha spicata (L.)Hudson

Pehari podina

Lamiaceae

Whole plant

Nausea, sickness, vomiting and stomach diseases.

37

Mimordica dioca

Jungli karela

Cucurbitaceae

Fruit, seeds and root

Diabetes, sedative, bleeding piles and urinary complaints

38

Morus nigra L.

Kala shahtoot

Moraceae

Fruits

General tonic for body and cough, throat, and chest infection

39

Ocium sanctum L.

Niazboo

Lamiaceae

Seeds

Stomach and vomiting.

40

Plantago ovata Forsk.

Ispaghul

Plantaginaceae

Seeds fruit and leaves

Antidiarrhoeal, Constipation and Inflammation of mucous membrane

41

Peganum harmala L.

Hermal

Zygophllaceae

Whole plant

Brain tonic, insecticidal and viral diseases

42

Phoenix sylvestris (L.) Roxb.

Khajoor

Palmae

Fruit, root and juice of tree

Toothache, Tonic, Cooling and Laxative

43

Rhyncosia minima (L.) Dc.

Jungli moath

Fabaceae

Whole plant

Used for bath after delivery for body care

44

Ricinus commumis Linn.

Harnoli

Euphorbiaceae

Seeds, leaves, and Bark

Boils, Swelling, Laxative and to start Labour pain

45

Rhazya stricta Dcne.

Verian

Apocynaceae

Roots, leaves and branches

Tooth diseases, Diabetes, Constipation and  Intestinal diseases

46

Spinacea oleracea L.

Palak

Chenopodiaceae

Leaves and stem

Anemia, Bone’s Tonic and produce fresh blood

47

Solanum nigrum Miller.

Makoo

Solanaceae

Whole plant

Phthisis, Dropsy, and for enlargement of  spleen

48

Solanum surretense Burm.

Mohakri

Solanaceae

Fruit

Cough, Asthma and Rheumatic pain

49

Salvadora oleides Dcne.

Pilu

Salvadoraceae

Whole plant

Purgative, Cough and Regulate the menstruation periods

50

Tagetes patala L.

Sudburga

Asteraceae

Fruits

To cure piles

51

Tribulus terrestris Linn.

Bhakra

Zygophyllaceae

Whole plant

Painful urination and Spermatorrhoea

52

Tephrosia uniflora Pers.

Fabaceae

Whole plant

Harmful

53

Trianthema portulacastrum Linn.

Woho

Aizoaceae

Whole plant

Jaundice, Astma, Cough and for Fever

54

Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal.

Asgand

Solanaceae

Whole plant

Leucoderma, Diuretic and Analgestic

55

Zizyphus nummularia (Burm.f.) Wight

Jangli beri

Rhamnaceae

Fruit, leaves and roots

Jaundice

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  1. Aamir Abbas Sabri says:

    Excellent and realy appreciable efforts and nice to see the flora of ISAKHEL. This the 1st time, i have gone through a botanical introduction of an area and being produced by its inhabitants.
    please continue your efforts to further add up fauna, biodiversity, locla use of medicinal plants, local potential medicinal plants, agriculture crops and markets, industry and indus, people, culture etc.
    lot of can be done.
    i am available if my help is required.
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