Medicinal Herbs

The  Medicinal Herbs 
This Gilgit based organization, with the technical and financial assistance of Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and South Asian Watch on Trade Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), on the important medicinal plants of Northern Areas of Pakistan. It gives botanical names, local names, common English names, Urdu names and family names of a total of 56 medicinal herb species of Northern Areas with pictures, habitat, medicinal uses and brief descriptions which are listed here:



Botanical namesFamily namesLocal names (Shina)Urdu namesEnglish names
Artemisia maritima L.Compositae (Asteraceae)ZoonAfsanteenSantonica, Worm seed
Aconitum chasmanthumRanunculaceaeBeshmoloMoriAconite
Aconitum napellusRanunculaceaeSai Booma, PatrisMori, Mitha zaherAconite, Monks hood
Anaphalis nepalensisCompositae (Asteraceae)ChikeeChoraAngelica roots
Angelica glaucaApiaceae (Umbelliferae)ChoroChoraAngelica roots
Berberis lyceum RoyalBerberidaceaeIshkeenKashmalBerberr
Berberis vulgarisBerberidaceaeIshkeenKashmalBerberi
Bargenia himalacia BoissSaxifragaceaeSanspurZakham -i- hayatBargenia
Cannabis sativa L.CannabaceaeThonchiBhangHemp
Carum balbocastanum Clarke (syn: bunium persicum).Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)HayyoSia ZiraCaraway Seeds
Carum carvi L.UmbelliferaeHayyoSia ZiraCaraway Seeds
Capparis spinosa Linn.Capparidaceae (or Capparaceae)KaberCabraCapper
Carthamus tinctoriousCompositae (Asteraceae)Pong (Shina)Zaffron-e- kazibBastards saffron, Safflower
Cichorium intybus L.Compositae (asteraceae)IshkanagiKasiniChicory
Cuminum cyminum L.Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)HayyoZira SafedCumin Seeds
Datura stramonium (Linn)SolanaceaeDaturoDaturaThorn Apple
Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. Don) Soo. Syn: Orchis latifoli auct plur).OrchidaceaeNar madaSalapMarsh Orchis
Delphinium brunonianum RoylRanunculaceaeMakhotiMushk Dana, Gul-e- MamoonDelphinium, Lark Spur
Elaeagnus angustifolia L (Syn: E. hortensis Bieb)EiaeagnaceaeGonareSinjitNot available
Ephedra gerardiana. Wall. ex StapfGnetaceaeSoomAsamaniaEphedra
Ferula narthexApiaceae (Umbelliferae)SuffHingDevils dung
Fumaria officinalis (Linn.)Fumariaceae.PaptraPaptraFumitory
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Linn.)Papilionaceae (Leguminosae)ShalakoMulathiLiquorice root
Hippophae rhamnoides L.EiaeagnaceaeBuruNot availableSea Buckthorn
Hyoscyamus niger L.SolanceaeBazarbangAjwain-i- KhurasaniHanbane
Juniperus communis LinnCupressaceaeChilliPadumJuniper berries
Juniperus macropoda Hk.fCupressaceaeChilliPadumPencil cedar
Mentha longifolia (Linn)LabiataePhileelJungali PodinaHorse mint
Onosma bracteatum WallBoraginaceaeTelsharongGao zabanSedge
Peganum harmala L.ZygophyllaceaeIspandurHarmalWild Rue
Picrorhiza kurrooa Royle ex BenthScrophulariaceaeKurroKutkiGentian
Plantago major L.PlantaginaceaeKay-e-khapyIspaghulePlantain
Podophyllum emodi Wall.PodophyllaceaetchaudaiBankakriMandrake
Rheum emodi Wall.PolygonaceaeJaro chuntalRavand chiniGilgiti rhubarb
Rheum webbianum Royle.PolygonaceaeChuntalRavand chiniGilgiti rhubarb
Rumex hastatus.PolygonaceaeChurki, churcaKhati butiCurle sock
Saussurea lappaCompositae (Asteraceae)MinalKuthCostus, Kuth
Swertia petiolate D.Don.GentianaceaeMumiranChirayitaChiretta
Taraxacum officinale Weber.Compositae (Asteraceae)IshkanagiGul-e-QasadiDandelion
Thymus sepryllum L.LabiataeTumuroBen ajwainWild Thyme, Mother of Thyme
Urtica dioica, LINN.UrticaceaeJumiBichu-butiStinging nettle
Valeriana wallichii DC. (Syn:V. jatamansi Jones.)ValerianaceaeGaneshpawrobatiMushk bala, Risha walaGilgiti valerian
Viola rupestris, Schm.ViolaceaeLiloBanafshaSweet violet
Heracleum candicans Wall.UmbelliferaeFollaNot availableUnknown
Tribulus terrestrisZygophyllaceaeKurkosul-e-konoGhogroCaltrop or puncture wine
Primulla macrophylPrimulaceaeMeo Not available
Trigonella foenum- graecum Linn.PaplionaceaeShikarkosMethiFenugreek
Berberis lycium (Syn: B.pseudoumbellata)BerberidaceaeIshkeenKashmal, berberryNot available
Daphne oleoides(Syn D.mucronataRoyle.ThymelaeaceaeNircoRatilalUnknown
Melilotus officinalis(L)PaplionaceaeBsisasingAspurkUnknown
Corydalis govaniana, WallFumiraceaeLaskir butiUnknownGoven, scorydalis
Polygonum alpinum.lPolygonaceaeDanviUnknownAlpine polygonum
Chenopodium album L.ChenopodiaceousKunnaBathwaNot known
Verbascum thapsus.ScrophulariaceaeTamakushJungle tambakoMullein
Corianderum sativumL.UmbelliferaeThownDhanyaCoriander
Papaver somniferumL.PapaveraceaeMardkhiAfimOpium poppy
Swertia pitolata Royle.GentianaceaeMomiranCharitaNot known
Tamarix gallicaL.TamaricaceaeHokaroJhauNot known
Betula utilisD. DonBetulaceaeJongiBhog pathaterNot known


The photo gallery on the web site contains some 43 pictures of medicinal plants or herbs whereas the links contains four major links for information on medicinal plants i.e. MedPlant: Medicinal Plant Network , IUCN, IDRC, People and Plants Internationa

24 comments:

  1. Very good work.
    But it need to do more and grow westren herbs in our nothren area.
    Make a comunity for this purpose.
    Dr Ahtisham from Gujranwala 03214175294

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  2. bhot acha kam per agar picture bhi hoti to or aasan hojata

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  3. ASSALAM O ALIE KUM DEAR, MAASHA-ALLAH EXCELLENT WORKS, I HOPE U ILL ENTER OTHERS PLATS DETAILS.

    SIRAJ MUSANI
    03003633123

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  4. good work need more Dr Syed Faisal 03158900763

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  5. Will u tell me guyz ye mushk bala kaha se milta ya milte hai plzzz ans

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  6. I have designed a 5 years mega project for non timber forest products cultivation as livelihoods source of ruralcommunities in Disrict mansehra and District Battgram. it includes different tyes of medicinal and aromatic plants. can any one guide me in this regards. u can contact me through email aleeshah@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, I live in Poland, I make soap and other natural cosmetics, is there a list of herbs that can be used for that purpose?

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  7. Capparis spinosa is found in wild of upper Chitral, biggest district of KPK. It's local name is "KAWEER" and cooked as a very special dish on important social occasions or for distinguished guests. It is one of very expensive cosines. Arbab Arshad

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  8. Assalamu alaykum! i m working on ethnomedicine, now stuck with writing and tabulating the data as the recipes or mode of administration of specific disease have many plants in single recipe. how should i write them? should i write each plant of the very same recipe in different colum.plzzz help

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  9. Where can i get Ephedra? Source? contact?
    03218911899

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  10. Where I can find aksan plant??? Any one can help me

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  11. Medicinal plants are currently of considerable importance because they can be used for therapeutic purposes in many medical systems and are increasingly becoming a substitute for synthetic drugs in modern society. Material of medical care

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  12. Slaam to all
    Is page k outher ya koi or sahib yeh bta sakty hain k woh kon si booti hoti hai k jis k patty sabz magar chawal (rice) jaisey hoty hain or patton ko dabany se doodh sa nikalta hai
    Agar kisi ko maloomat hain to whatsapp pr text ya picture send kar sakta hai
    Shukriya
    Amir Sohail
    03214564969

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  13. What is the name of nar and mada boti in English

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  14. Salam to all
    what is call "glo" in english nd in what kind of deases this will be used

    Thank you

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  15. Assalamu Alikum!

    Very Good Job done! I have my own research work on the herbal plants grow in the northern region of Pakistan, and In Sha Allah very soon I will publish my work on my own web with pictures and their herbal benefits.

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  16. Good effort and much more informative

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  17. all person who are working on herbs in pakistan and have any kind of knowledge plz contact me on whatsup number +33753497892
    or email saqib5757@gmail.com

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