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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Local Practice:

Leaves are used as vegetable. Vegetable is used against Niskamishti (typhoid fever). Roots are dug out and dried in shade then they are ground. The powder is then directly applied to the bleeding injuries. Stem is dried and scraped with a blade. The scrapings are collected and made a small ball. This is placed on aching joints, where the pain is at its most acute, and then burnt. The pain has to be endured for its efficacy. The dried stem is locally called Khafdaru and the scrapings are Khaf.

 

Local Name Chirkonzu
Botanical Name Rumex sp
Part used Leaves, stem and root
Locally used for Vegetable, healing injuries, Niskamishti (typhoid).