Ethnobotanical Information

Table-Descrition of medicinal properties of plants used by traditional healers from Rural areas of Sindh Province, Pakistan.

S.# Botanical Name English Name Sindhi Name Family Parts Used Medicinal uses
1 Acacia catechu L. Hear wood Bhhoh Fabaceae Leaves and pods Heals wounds
2        Acacia concinna L. Shikakai Sika kai Fabaceae Fruit Hair fall, Alopecia
3 Acacia erioloba  E.Meyer Camel thorn Jawasi Fabaceae

 

Seeds,pods and leaves Scabies and Infections
4 Acacia nilotica.L.wild Gum Arabica Babar Fabaceae

 

Leaves and Bark Tinea Versicolor and Scabies
5 Aerva javanicaBurm .f Juss Pillow weed Bhooh Amaranthaceae

 

Leaves Wound infection.
6 Alhagi maurumMedic Persian Manna plant Kandairo Fabaceae

 

Pods Scabies
7      Allium sativum.L Garlic Thoom Alliaceae Bulbs Impetigo, athlete’s foot , itching ,scalp ringworm and vitiligo
8     Allium cepa. L Onion Basar Amaryllidaceae Bulbs Scabies, Ringworm, Wound, Onychomycosis, Snake Bite, Pimple, Abscess, Alopecia.
9 Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f. Aloe vera Ghee Kunwar Liliaceae Leaves and its gel Acne,Pimple,Sunburn,wound
 

10

Amomum subulatum Roxb Black cardamomum Wado photo Zingiberaceae Seeds Measles
11 Anewthum sowaRoxb. Dill Sowa Apiaceae / Umbellifarae Leaves and seeds Measles
 

12

Artemesisia scoporia Waldst Red Stem, Worm wood Kikar Asteraceae Stem and Leaves Ringworm and Prickly Heat
 

13

Azadirachta indicaA. Juss. Velvet mesquite Neem Meliaceae

 

Bark, leaves and seeds Scabies, infections, Ringworm, Heat rashes, Hair fall, dandruff, deep lesions and Candida Infections.
14 Balasamodendron mukul Indian Bdellium Googar Burseraceae Plant Gum Wound Infection
15 Berberis vulgaris L. European Barberry Rasaut Berberidaceae Stem and fruit Ringworm and Alopecia
16 Brassica rapa.L Mustard Sarsoon Brassicaceae Seeds oil Scabies, Dandruff, Otitis Externa, Ringworm
17 Butea frondosaKoen.Roxb Flame of the Forest Kamarkas Fabaceae Leaves and resins Boils and abscess
18 Calotropis porceraW.T.Aiton Crown Flower Aak Akada Apocynaceae Leaves, flowers and Bark Ringworm, Wound, Tinea Versicolor, Prickly heat, Otitis Externa
19 Camellia sinensis(L.). Kuntze Black Tea Chaanh Theaceae Leaves Measles and Otitis Externa
20 Capsicum annum L. Red chillies Garha Mirch Solanaceae Fruit Dog Bite
21 Carum copticum L. Bishops weed Ajwaan Apiaceae

 

Seeds Alopecia, Ringworm skin infections
22 Cassia fistula L. Golden shower Chimkini Fabaceae Stem,Friut,seeds Athlete’s Foot, deep lesions
23 Centratherum anthelminticum Kari jeeri Herb
24 Chenopodium album L. Bathua Saag Chenopodiaceae Leaves Ringworm and Pimples
25 Cicer arientum L. Gram seeds Chana Fabaceae seeds Brown spots on face
26 Citrulus colocynthis(L.) Schard Bitter apple Indrayan, trooh Cucurbitaceae Fruits Scabies, Pustules,Otitis Externa, Psoriasis, Pimle
27 Citrus sinensis L. Orange Kinnoo Rutaceae Fruit pulp and peel Athletes foot, Brown spots on face, acne
28 Citrus limonum R. Lemon Leemoon Rutaceae Fruit Wrinkles, Ringworm, Ptyriasis alba, Pimples, Heat rashes,Leprosy and Alopecia
29 Clerodendrum serratum L. Bleeding heart Bhangri Lamiaceae Leaves and Roots Fungal infections and Alopecia.
30 Cocus nucifera L. Coconut khopra Arecaceae Fruit Scabies, pimples, acne,Measles, Chicken pox, Alopecia
31 Colligonum polygonoides L. Phog Phog Polygonacea Roots Prickly Heat
32 Chorchorus depressus L. Quercus Margarettiae Mundairi Malvaceae Leaves and seeds Skin infections
33 Cuminum cyminumL. Cumin seeds Achho jeero Apiaceae Seeds Candida infections
34 Cucumis sativus L. Cucumber Kheero Cucurbitaceae Fruit Boils, Tinea pedis
35 Curcuma caesia L. Black turmeric Nar kachoor Zingiberaceae Hair follicle,Pyoderma
36 Curcuma longa L. Turmeric Hait Zingiberaceae Fruit Wound, Heat rashes,
37 Cuscuta reflexaRoxb. Devil’s hair, Gold thread Akash bail Convolvulaceae Roots Injury, wound infections
38 Cucumis melon L. Musk melon Chibbar Cucurbitaceae. Stem Measles, chicken pox
39 Cyamposis tetragonoloba L. Cluster bean Gawar Fabaceae Rhizome bark gum Wound infections.
40 Datura stromonium L. Datura Datooro Solanaceae Leaves Skin eruptions
41 Eclipta prostrate L. False Daisy Khokro Asteraceae Leaves and Roots Dermatitis, eczema and snake bite
42 Elettaria cardamomumMaton. Cardamom Nando Photo Zingiberaceae Seeds Itching,Eczema
43 Emblica ribes  L. False Black pepper Baobrring Myrsinaceae Leaves Acne
44 Fagonia arabica L. Cretan Prickly Dramaho Zygophyllaceae Leaves Acne,Pimple,Scabies,Ringworm,Prickly heat
45 Ficus carica L. Figs Injeer Moraceae Friut Scabies and skin infections.
46 Foeniculum vulgare L. Saunf Fennel seeds Apiaceae Bark and seeds Eczema
47 Gossypium hirsutum L. Cotton Kappah Malvaceae Seeds and Flower Abscess, Dog bite, Wound
48 Helianthus annus C. Sunflower Sijmukhi jo Gul Asteraceae Flower and seeds Psoriasis, Sun burn, Healing Wounds
49 Ipomoea aquatica Water Spinach Devi naro Convolvulaceae Leaves Acne,Pimple
50 Kaempferia galanga Aromatic Ginger Kapoor kachri Zingiberaceae  Hairfall
51 Laptadenia phyrotechnicaDecne Camel Thron Khip Apocynaceae Bark Scabies,Ringworm, Vitiligo
52 Lawsonia inermis L. Henna Mehndi Lythraceae Leaves Burns, hairfall, dandruff, alopecia, ezema, Tinea capitis, heat rashes.
53 Lallemantia royleana Benth. Cool seeds Nazboo Labiata Seeds and Leaves Ringworm, Eczema, Onychomychosis
54 Luffa acutangula L. Dish cloth turi Cucurbitaceae Fruit and leaves Ringworm
55 Launaea procumbens L. Creeping Launea Bathar Asteraceae Leaves Acne
56 Mangifera indica L. Mango Aam Anacardiaceae Fruit and Leaves Boils, Acne, Pimple and itching
57 Mentha pipperita L. Peppermint Phudina Lamiaceae Leaves Scabies and Eczema
58 Mucuna cochichinenis(Lour)A. Tohar Valvet Bean Fabaceae Bark Scabies
59 Musa acuminate L. Banana kaila Musaceae Fruit Measles
60 Nicotiana rustica L. Tobacco tambaku Solanaceae Leaves Acne, Eczema
61 Olea Europaea L. Olive Zaitoon Oleaceae Fruit Eczema
62 Origanum vulgareL. Oregano Sathar Labiateae Leaves Candida Infections
63 Oryza sativa L. Rice Chawal Poeceae Grains Pimple,Vitiligo,Ringworm
64 Papaver somniferum L. Opium poppy seeds khaskhas Papaveraceae

 

Seeds Scabies.
65 Peganum harmala Harmal Harmalo Zygophyllaceae Bark Otitis externa
66 Phasaleus lunatusL. Butter Bean Lobia/Waaval Fabaceae
67 Plantago ovateForsk. Desert Indian weat Ispanghar Plantaginaceae

 

Blossom Pustules,itching,Wound,Pyoderma,Boils
68 Piper betel L. Betle leave paan Piperaceae Leaves Scabies
69 Piper nigrum L. Black pepper Kali mirch Piperaceae Fruit Scabies, Snake bite, Measles, Ringworm
70 Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene Frog fruit, Turkey tangle Bukkan,Jal nim Verbenaceae Herb and Leaves Acne,Scabies
71 Prunus amygdaluC. Almomd Badam Rosaceae Fruit Brown spots on face
72 Phyllanthus emblicaL. gooseberry Amla Phyllanthaceae Fruit Alopecia
73 Prosopis glandulosaTorr. Holy Basil Devi plant Lamiaceae Branches and leaves Abscess, Ringworm, Scabies
74 Punica granatum L. Pomegranate Darhoon Lythraceae Fruit peel Onychomycosis, Brown spots on face
75 Raphanus sativusL. Raddish Moori Brassicaceae Leaves Wound, Scabies
76 Rheum emodi L. Rhubarb Revand chini Polygonaceae Bark Wound and skin eruptions.
77 Red ochre Ochre Gairoo Skin lesions
78 Ricinus communisL. Castor oil plant Haran Euphorbiaceae Seeds and Leaves Tinea Unguium and Onychomycosis
79 Rosa indica L. Rose Gulab Rosaceae Flower Acne, Vitiligo and Tinea Pedis
80 Santalum album L. Sandal Wood Sandar Santalaceae Stem Snake bite, Burn, Wound
81 Salvadora persica Decne Tooth brush leaves Miswak Salvadoraceae Bark Ringworm and Tinea Capitits
82 Salvadora oleiods Decne Salvadora Jar, peelu Salvadoraceae Stem Wound and Dog bite
83 Saccharum officinarum L. Sugar cane/Table sugar Khandr Poaceae Stem Burn, Measles, Wound,Tinea Versicolor
84 Senna italic Mill. Senegal senna Dadh wal Fabaceae Leaves Fungal infections
85 Solanum surattenseBurm.F Wild Aderi Solanaceae Branches, Fruits and seeds Measles, Candida infections, Scabies
86 Sapindus trifoliatusL. Soap barries Retha Sapindaceae Fruits Psoriasis, Eczema
87 Sasanum indicumL. Sesame seeds Til Pedaliaceae Seeds Ringworm
88 Solanum lycopersicum L. Tomato Tamato Solanaceae Fruit Sun Burn
89 Solanum melongena L. Brinjal bengan Solanaceae Fruit Wrinkles and Pimples
90 Syzgium cumini L. Black pulm Jamoon Myrtaceae Leaves Boils, Wound, Scabies
91 Trachyspermum ammi L. Caromseed jarn Apiaceae Seeds Ringworm, Prickly heat
92 Terminalia belliricaL. Beleric or bastard myrobalan Harir Combretaceae Herb Vitiligo
93 Triticum aestivum L. Wheat Karank Poaceae Grains Otitis Externa, Boils,   acne,wound, Abscess
94 Tamarindus indicaL. Tamarind Imli Leguminosae Fruit Insect Bite
95 Tamarix aphylla (L.) Athel pine Lai Tamaricaceae Branches,Leaves Vitiligo
96 Valeriana hardwickiiL. Valerian Balcharr Valerianaceae Roots Chronic skin infections
97 Viola Odorata L. Sweet violet Gul Banafsha Violaceae Leaves,Flowers and roots Wound, Eczema
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Vigna radiate L. Moong Beans Moong ki Daal Fabaceae Grains Acne
99 Withania Coagulation Dunal. Cheese Paneer Solanaceae Leaves Scabies, Prickly heat
100 Zingiber OfficinaleRoscoe. Ginger Adrak Zingiberaceae Stem Ringworm and infections
101 Ziziphus numulariaL. Chinese apple Bairr Rhamnaceae Fruit Eczema