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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Mature fresh leaves are collected and slightly heated and are applied externally to the abdominal part of the patient with Ishkama Chomique (abdominal pain) and the patient is kept warm by being wrapped up in a blanket. The yellow flowers (petals) are collected, dried and ground into a powder. The powder is used as a coloring agent for various local foods. Sometimes the leaves are used for dish washing, as they are very coarse, and are especially effective in cleaning oily and greasy utensils.

Local Name Gordogh Karu
Botanical Name Verbascum thapsus
Part used Leaves and flower
Locally used for Ishkama Chomique (abdominal pain), as well as dish washing and coloring agent.