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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Roots are collected from the higher pastures, cleaned and chopped into pieces. These are then boiled in water and the decoction is used for lumbago, colic and uterine diseases. It is also sometimes given to children as a blood purifier. The dried roots are ground to a powder, mixed with flour, water and two eggs to make a thin paste. From this paste a thin bread called reshiki, which is given to women to aid pregnancy.

Local Name Mamekhi
Botanical Name Paeonia emodi
Part used Root
Locally used for Zhahdan/Mehchomique (lumbago), colic, uterine disease and to aid pregnancy.