Medicinal plants in Pakistan

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Medicinal plants in Pakistan

Documentary about MEDICINAL PLANTS IN PAKISTAN in Urdu produced by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Pakistan scientific and technological information center (PASTIC)

MEDICINALLY IMPORTANT PLANT SPECIES OF AZAD KASHMIR FOREST AREAS

In Azad Kashmir, about 70 % of the productive areas were surveyed. The approximate annual yield of plants in the reserves of medicinal herbs in Gureze and Sharda Forest Ranges/Shard Forest Division and Keran Range of Keran Forest Division are shown inTable (1) :

 

Table (1): Important medicinal plant species of Kashmir forests,
North Western Frontier Province and Baluchistan.

Plant names Parts used Approximate
Annual Yield (tons)
Aconitum chasmanthum Roots

5

Aconitum heterophyllum Roots

1

Acontium sp. Leaves

7

Adianthum capillus Whole plant

120

Angelica glauca Roots

7

Artemisia vulgaris Leaves/ shoots

148

Atropa acuminata Roots

74

Berberis lycium Roots

300

Dioscorea deltoidea Rhizome

148

Dioscorea deltoidea Twigs

233

Geranium wallichianum Roots

18

Myrtus communs Fruits

45

Paeonia emodi Rhizome

99

Podophyllum emodi Rhizome

55

Polygonum amplexicauler Roots

27

Rheum emodi Roots

259

Saxifraga ciliata Roots

37

Thymus serphyllum Leaves

7

Valeriana wallichii Rhizome

148

Zizyphus vulgaris Fruits

30

 

The quantitative surveys of some of the above mentioned pharmacopoeially important medicinal plants, conducted in different forests of the North West Frontier Province and Baluchistan reveal that substantial quantities of such crude drug plants can be procured.

 

CONSUMPTION OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN PAKISTAN

The actual supply/demand of herbs and medicinal plants is in the range of 20,000 tonnes per annum. About 14,000 tonnes of herbs were imported in 1989-1990 while about 106 tonnes of herbs and 3,083 tonnes of medicinally-used plants were exported in that year. Essential oils of Anise, Caraway, Coriander, Fennel, Lavender, Spearmint and Rosemary are extensively used as flavours for domestic consumption and for export.

Consumption of essential oils in Pakistan has been estimated by the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan and values are shown in Table (2).

 

Table (2) : Annual consumption (Kg) of essential oils in Pakistan.

Products

Consumption (kg)

Eucalyptus oil

10,000

Pepper mint oil

10,000

Menthol

25,000

Lemon oil

15,000

Orange oil

15,000

Herbaceous oils

1,000

Other oils

10,000

Total

86,000

Source: http://www.fao.org/docrep/x5402e/x5402e15.htm

13 comments

  • Comment Link Naseer Ahmed Monday, 22 April 2019 07:25 posted by Naseer Ahmed

    Sir please what is the medicine for apple tree leaves worm,,,Suggist me for

  • Comment Link muhammad arshad khan Sunday, 22 January 2017 15:24 posted by muhammad arshad khan

    i am looking for indian goose berry plant as i want to grow it or get its ripe fruit known as "آملہ" and "برگے نیل جسے وسمہ بھی کہتے ہیں"

  • Comment Link Dr Azim Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:33 posted by Dr Azim

    Cappartis spinosa is a wonderful medicinal plant in many parts of punjab. You can explore this plant for its domestication and value addition

  • Comment Link fatima Saturday, 26 November 2016 16:11 posted by fatima

    i am doing my research so please help me and provide me some information or data about medicinal plants of punjab

  • Comment Link Taimoor Khan Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:01 posted by Taimoor Khan

    Thankyou!

  • Comment Link hayat ullah mphil botany Sunday, 07 February 2016 15:16 posted by hayat ullah mphil botany

    its reaily great effort

  • Comment Link haider ali Tuesday, 12 January 2016 12:17 posted by haider ali

    SIR
    we have many herbs thing
    what i can do for u ?

  • Comment Link humaira Sunday, 03 January 2016 14:40 posted by humaira

    how to download this

  • Comment Link Dr.jawed Sunday, 22 November 2015 17:15 posted by Dr.jawed

    word of any doctor in the world is not the word of Allah /God or the final word.People should wake up and be aware that doctors only know what they are taught in their books....knowledge. doctors knowledge is limited to what they are taught....BUT there is lot more unlimited knowlege available like an ocean......so dig in and discover

  • Comment Link Hakim Habib ullah Tuesday, 28 July 2015 17:16 posted by Hakim Habib ullah

    its a good documentary about herbs in Pakistan

  • Comment Link M.Siddique Sunday, 19 July 2015 14:22 posted by M.Siddique

    Good effort, we have Medicinal Botanic Centre in PCSIR Labs Peshawar working on different medicinal Plants,herbs and development of herbal products

  • Comment Link hina sharif Monday, 16 February 2015 05:21 posted by hina sharif

    Its really a great documentary --- It should be on air on all tv channels as an awareness program frequently.

  • Comment Link dr syed sajid hassan Thursday, 15 January 2015 13:16 posted by dr syed sajid hassan

    i want to learn about medicinal plats and their uses

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