ETHNOBOTANICAL USES OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN TEHSIL UTMAN KHEL DISTRICT BAJAUR, KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN
The ethnobotanical uses of medicinal values of plants by inhabitant community were documented in tehsil Uthman Khel district Bajaur. 76 plant species belonged to 47 families of shrubs, wild herbs, mushrooms, trees and vegetables was recorded as a source of medicinal values. These include 74 plants (96%) of angiosperms, 1 (1%) of gymnosperms, 2 (2%) of fungi and 1 (1%) of pteridophytes. Asteraceae is the dominant family having 5 species follows by Brassicaceae and Moraceae each one is represented by 4 species. Among angiosperms 73 (63.01%) was herbs, 20 (27.39%) were trees and 4 (5.47%) was shrubs. The local community is currently using these plant species along with mushrooms for more than one purpose such as medicinal, wood as timber, food for animal and as a fuel.
Key words: Ethnobotanical plants, Teshil Utman Khel, Disrict Bajaur, Pakistan