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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Local Practice:

Werznu (garlic) is a perennial, strong smelling, bulbous herb, the underground portions of which consist of a compound bulb. The fresh leaves and the bulb are collected, cleaned, crushed and mixed with kali (soup) and is given to the patient of Karpashang (running/streaming nose). It is considered very effective against all other symptoms resulting from yor chokique (sunstroke), as well as for garmi (fever) and coughs. Garlic is commonly used as a condiment in various local dishes.

Local Name Werznu
Botanical Name Allium sativum
Part used Leaves and bulb
Locally used for Karpashang (running/streaming nose), garmi (fever), yorchokique (sunstroke), coughs and as a condiment