Medicinal plants research in Pakistan

  title={Medicinal plants research in Pakistan},
  author={Zabta Khan Shinwari},
Out of about 258,650 species of higher plants reported from the world; more than 10% are used to cure ailing communities. Beside many known drugs (e.g. tubocurarine, reserpine, aspirin and morphine etc) are discovered based on traditional knowledge. Majority of the people in Pakistan rely on medicinal plants to find treatment for their minor, even in some cases major diseases. Some wild plants are now being commonly used e.g. Ephedra, Artimisia, St. John’s wort, Hippophae beside some that have… CONTINUE READING


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