An Ethnobotanical Inventory of Himalayan Region Poonch Valley Azad Kashmir (Pakistan)

Muhammad Azam Khan, Mir Ajab Khan, Mazhar Hussain, Ghulam Mujtaba Ghulam

Abstract


This study indicated that the inhabitants of Poonch Valley utilized 169 plant species for more than 30 domestic needs. Major use categories were determined with the largest (most species) being for medicines and foods. Medicinal plants, timber and fodder are identified as use categories that are of particular conservation importance in the area.

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