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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Fruits (berries) are collected and grind into a paste which is applied around irritated eyes. It is considered most effective used in the early morning and before sleep. The juice is extracted from ripened berries and given to people with abdominal pain and as an anthelmintic. The paste is also applied to split heels, a condition often resulting from wearing chappels (sandals). The berries are also eaten by children. Branches are used to construct ‘hedges’ around cultivated fields, vegetable gardens and field boundaries to keep livestock out. They are also used as a fuel wood.

Local Name Mirghiz
Botanical Name Hippophae rhamnoides
Part used Fruit and branches
Locally used for Irritated eyes, Ishkama Chomique (abdominal pain) and used as hedges.