Ethnobotanical assessment of woody flora of district Kasur (Punjab), Pakistan
Ethnobotany Research and Applications
An ethnobotanical survey of woody flora comprising of trees was conducted from district Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan. Materials and Methods: The data was collected by interviewing native people through a semi-structured questionnaire. Results: A total of 78 tree plant species belonging to 63 genera and 27 families were explored from the study area. The ethnobotanical results revealed that 21 species had medicinal importance, 11 species were used as fodder, 16 species as fuel wood, 10 species for
... 10 species for making agriculture tools, 19 species in furniture, 33 species were ornamentals, fruits or flowers of 7 species were cooked as vegetable, 04 species were utilized as hedge, 6 species for shade purpose and 7 species had multifarious perspectives. The inhabitants of studied area utilized 21 tree species out of 78 against various ailments viz.; cough (33.3%), asthma (23.8%), diabetes (23.8%), sexual tonics (28.5%), liver problems (9.5%), skin disorders (23.8%), wounds healing (9.5%), blood purifier (9.5%), kidney problems (4.7%), piles (19%), digestive disorders (28.5%), jaundice (4.7%), fever and flu (28.5%), menstrual problems (9.5%) and toothache (14.2%). Conclusions: The ethnobotanical utilization trend observed was most prevalent amongst the rural communities of the studied area.