Medicinal Plants of Northern Areas of Pakistan

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Last Updated on October 25, 2018 by Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani

Medicinal Plants of Northern Areas of Pakistan

The Medicinal Herbs 

This Gilgit based organization, with the technical and financial assistance of Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and South Asian Watch on Trade Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), on the important medicinal plants of Northern Areas of Pakistan.

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It gives the botanical names, local names, common English names, Urdu names and family names of medicinal herb species of Northern Areas:

Botanical names Family names Local names (Shina) Urdu names English names
Artemisia maritima L. Compositae (Asteraceae) Zoon Afsanteen Santonica, Worm seed
Aconitum chasmanthum Ranunculaceae Beshmolo Mori Aconite
Aconitum napellus Ranunculaceae Sai Booma, Patris Mori, Mitha zaher Aconite, Monks hood
Anaphalis nepalensis Compositae (Asteraceae) Chikee Chora Angelica roots
Angelica glauca Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Choro Chora Angelica roots
Berberis lyceum Royal Berberidaceae Ishkeen Kashmal Berberr
Berberis vulgaris Berberidaceae Ishkeen Kashmal Berberi
Bargenia himalacia Boiss Saxifragaceae Sanspur Zakham -i- hayat Bargenia
Cannabis sativa L. Cannabaceae Thonchi Bhang Hemp
Carum balbocastanum Clarke (syn: bunium persicum). Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) Hayyo Sia Zira Caraway Seeds
Carum carvi L. Umbelliferae Hayyo Sia Zira Caraway Seeds
Capparis spinosa Linn. Capparidaceae (or Capparaceae) Kaber Cabra Capper
Carthamus tinctorious Compositae (Asteraceae) Pong (Shina) Zaffron-e- kazib Bastards saffron, Safflower
Cichorium intybus L. Compositae (asteraceae) Ishkanagi Kasini Chicory
Cuminum cyminum L. Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) Hayyo Zira Safed Cumin Seeds
Datura stramonium (Linn) Solanaceae Daturo Datura Thorn Apple
Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. Don) Soo. Syn: Orchis latifoli auct plur). Orchidaceae Nar mada Salap Marsh Orchis
Delphinium brunonianum Royl Ranunculaceae Makhoti Mushk Dana, Gul-e- Mamoon Delphinium, Lark Spur
Elaeagnus angustifolia L (Syn: E. hortensis Bieb) Eiaeagnaceae Gonare Sinjit Not available
Ephedra gerardiana. Wall. ex Stapf Gnetaceae Soom Asamania Ephedra
Ferula narthex Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Suff Hing Devils dung
Fumaria officinalis (Linn.) Fumariaceae. Paptra Paptra Fumitory
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Linn.) Papilionaceae (Leguminosae) Shalako Mulathi Liquorice root
Hippophae rhamnoides L. Eiaeagnaceae Buru Not available Sea Buckthorn
Hyoscyamus niger L. Solanceae Bazarbang Ajwain-i- Khurasani Hanbane
Juniperus communis Linn Cupressaceae Chilli Padum Juniper berries
Juniperus macropoda Hk.f Cupressaceae Chilli Padum Pencil cedar
Mentha longifolia (Linn) Labiatae Phileel Jungali Podina Horse mint
Onosma bracteatum Wall Boraginaceae Telsharong Gao zaban Sedge
Peganum harmala L. Zygophyllaceae Ispandur Harmal Wild Rue
Picrorhiza kurrooa Royle ex Benth Scrophulariaceae Kurro Kutki Gentian
Plantago major L. Plantaginaceae Kay-e-khapy Ispaghule Plantain
Podophyllum emodi Wall. Podophyllaceae tchaudai Bankakri Mandrake
Rheum emodi Wall. Polygonaceae Jaro chuntal Ravand chini Gilgiti rhubarb
Rheum webbianum Royle. Polygonaceae Chuntal Ravand chini Gilgiti rhubarb
Rumex hastatus. Polygonaceae Churki, churca Khati buti Curle sock
Saussurea lappa Compositae (Asteraceae) Minal Kuth Costus, Kuth
Swertia petiolate D.Don. Gentianaceae Mumiran Chirayita Chiretta
Taraxacum officinale Weber. Compositae (Asteraceae) Ishkanagi Gul-e-Qasadi Dandelion
Thymus sepryllum L. Labiatae Tumuro Ben ajwain Wild Thyme, Mother of Thyme
Urtica dioica, LINN. Urticaceae Jumi Bichu-buti Stinging nettle
Valeriana wallichii DC. (Syn: V. jatamansi Jones.) Valerianaceae Ganeshpawrobati Mushk bala, Risha wala Gilgiti valerian
Viola rupestris, Schm. Violaceae Lilo Banafsha Sweet violet
Heracleum candicans Wall. Umbelliferae Folla Not available Unknown
Tribulus terrestris Zygophyllaceae Kurkosul-e-kono Ghogro Caltrop or puncture wine
Primulla macrophyl Primulaceae Meo Not available
Trigonella foenum- graecum Linn. Paplionaceae Shikarkos Methi Fenugreek
Berberis lycium (Syn: B.pseudoumbellata) Berberidaceae Ishkeen Kashmal, berberry Not available
Daphne oleoides(Syn D.mucronataRoyle. Thymelaeaceae Nirco Ratilal Unknown
Melilotus officinalis(L) Paplionaceae Bsisasing Aspurk Unknown
Corydalis govaniana, Wall Fumiraceae Laskir buti Unknown Goven, scorydalis
Polygonum alpinum.l Polygonaceae Danvi Unknown Alpine polygonum
Chenopodium album L. Chenopodiaceous Kunna Bathwa Not known
Verbascum thapsus. Scrophulariaceae Tamakush Jungle tambako Mullein
Corianderum sativumL. Umbelliferae Thown Dhanya Coriander
Papaver somniferumL. Papaveraceae Mardkhi Afim Opium poppy
Swertia pitolata Royle. Gentianaceae Momiran Charita Not known
Tamarix gallicaL. Tamaricaceae Hokaro Jhau Not known
Betula utilisD. Don Betulaceae Jongi Bhog pathater Not known

 

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Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani

NJMH is working as Deputy Conservator of Forests in Balochistan Forest & Wildlife Department (BFWD). He is the CEO of Tech Urdu (techurdu.net) Forestrypedia (forestrypedia.com), Majestic Pakistan (majesticpakistan.pk), All Pak Notifications (allpaknotifications.com), Essayspedia, etc & their YouTube Channels). He is an Environmentalist, Blogger, YouTuber, Developer & Vlogger.

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