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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Local Practice:

Fresh gum is collected from the main stem and branches of thok, which is directly applied to split or splitting skin on both hands or feet. The gum is locally called thoktum and is considered very effective.The wood of thok is very hard and of a high density and is preferred as a fuelwood for cooking and heating.

Local Name Thok
Botanical Name ------- -------
Part used Fresh gum from the stem and branches.
Locally used for Bolushuk bik (Split or splitting skin on hands or healbases). Also firewood.