Ethnobotanical usages of Poaceae family in district Bannu

Ulfat Samreen, Muhammad Ibrar, Lal badshah


The Poaceae (Gramineae) constitutes the second largest family of monocotyledons, having great diversity and performs an important
role in the lives of both man and animals. The present study was carried out in district Bannu. A total of 25 species of grasses were
recorded from the area. Almost all grasses were used as fodder, medicinal purposes in the area like for fever, stomach problems,
respiratory tract infections, high blood pressure etc., and for other purposes like making huts, chicks, brooms, baskets etc.

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