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Family Name:

Rhamnaceae

Local Name/

Ganger, Gangern/Mock Buckthorn

English Name:

Flowering Period:

March-August

Status:

Common

Part Used:

Whole plant

Habit/Habitat:

A spreading shrub, mostly found in waste places on lower

hills in dry and hard soil.

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Family Name: Rhamnaceae

Distribution: Pakistan: Ziarat, Hazara, Peshawar, Kurram, Dir, Swat,

Chitral, Bundi, Berikot, Muzfarabad, Salt Range, Jhelum, Rawalpindi district, and Margalla Hills. World: India, Sri Lanka and Tropical and sub tropical North Africa eastward to south Iran, Greece and Afghanistan

Description: A small shrub up to 2 m tall. Stem erect, branched, and woody, with grayish bark. Leaves simple, small, ovate, entire, rounded at the apex, tapering toward the base; upper surface is dark green and under surface is whitish. Flowers yellowish, numerous, small. Fruit rounded and black (Fig. 3.84).

Medicinal Uses:

Collection: 2 kg of fresh roots and 1 kg of fresh leaves are collected by men, women, and children 14-40 years old. Roots are collected in winter (November-February), cleaned, washed in water 2-3 times, and cut into small 2-3-in. pieces. Leaves are collected in summer (March-July), dried in shade for 5-6 days, and stored in cotton sacks for further use.

Family Name: Rhamnaceae

Recipes: (a) 2 kg of fresh roots is boiled in 7-8 L of water for

2-3 h. When 2 L of water is left, it is filtered with a cloth and stored in a glass bottle. The decoction is given to patients suffering from cough, asthma, jaundice, kidney stones, and body weakness. For children, xh cup (125 mL) of decoction (at one time) is mixed with 1 cup (250 mL) of water and given twice daily (morning-evening) for 7-8 days. For adults, 1 cup (250 mL) of decoction (at one time) is mixed with 1 cup (250 mL) of water and given twice daily (morning-evening) for 8-10 days. (b) 120 g of dried leaves and roots is ground together for 8-10 min. This powder is stored in a glass or plastic bottle and given to patients suffering from diarrhea, dysentery, and skin diseases. For children, xh tsp (3-4 g) of the drug (at one time) is given with 1 cup (250 mL) of water 2-3 times per day for 3-4 days. For adults, 1 tsp (6-8 g) of the drug (at one time) is given with 1 cup (250 mL) of water for 5-6 days.

Diseases Cured: Cough, asthma, jaundice, dysentery, diarrhea, skin diseases, kidney stones, and general body weakness.

Ethnobotanical Leaves are used as fodder for goats and sheep. The fruit Uses: is edible. The plant is used in mud roof thatching and as firewood.

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