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Yaseen, Ghulam [1], Ahmad, Mushtaq [1], Zafar, Muhammad [1], Sultana, Shazia [1].

Plant Diversity in the Deserts of Sindh Used for the Veterinary Disorders and Sustainable Development of Livestock.

The project is confined to the exploration of medicinal plants used as herbal drugs for the treatment of cattle population in the deserts of Sindh, Pakistan. The study involved data documentation, plant collection, identification, field photography and data analyses using qualitative and quantitative ethnobotanical techniques (Use reports (UR), Use value (UV) and Relative frequency of citation (RFC)). In total, 57 important medicinal plant species belonging to 29 families were reported for the treatment of veterinary disorders. The most dominant life form was herbs whereas it was reported in the current study that the most used common methods of utilization of recipes were decoction, powder, and juices. Among the plants used in veterinary disorders, Senna italica Mill., Solanum surrattense Burm. f., Fagonia bruguieri DC., Fumaria indica (Hausskn.) Pugsley, Mukia medraspatana (L.) M.Roem., Opuntia dillenii (Ker Gawl.) Haw., Tamarix aphylla (L.) H.Karst. and Tribulus terrestris L. were commonly reported. The present study highlights the baseline data for further experimental elucidation and validation through phytochemical and pharmacological research, which could be of develop interest in the design of sustainable development of new herbal drugs based upon traditional recipes. In addition, species with only a few documented traditional uses may be further explored for preservation of traditional knowledge to them.

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2 - Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan, Plant Sciences

traditional knowledge

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Number: ETH1014
Abstract ID:1019
Candidate for Awards:None

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