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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

In early spring, when there is scarcity of fodder for animals, the plants are dug out and slightly burned to remove spines. The plants are then chopped and used as animal feed. The roots are collected, cleaned and a miswak (toothbrush) is made, which is soft and considered good for gums.

Local Name Garmezu
Botanical Name Astragalus sp.
Part used Whole plant
Locally used for Fodder and toothbrush (Miswak)