Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Full Length Research Paper

Medicinal biodiversity of weeds and livelihood security of District Shangla, Pakistan

Abdul  Razzaq1, Abdur Rashid1, Muhammad Islam2 and  Ajmal Iqbal2    
1Centre of Plant Biodiversity, University of Peshawar, Pakistan. 3Department of Genetics, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan.    
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 February 2012
  •  Published: 25 April 2013


District Shangla is a hot center of plant biodiversity located in Hindukash Range, Pakistan. A study was conducted during 2005 and 2006 to investigate the medicinal weeds in the District Shangla, Pakistan. Study revealed that there are 22 medicinal weeds belonging to 13 families. Among these, 10 weeds are perennial, 10 weeds are annual, one is biennial and one is parasitic. Plants were systematically arranged into botanical name, local name, habitat, and part used. The main aim of this work was the documentation and exploration of the medicinal weeds growing in the area.


Key words:  Shangla medicinal weeds, perennial, annual, biennial, local uses.