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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Ispandur seeds are collected in August-September, dried and stored. The seeds are ground into powder and about 10 grams of powder is mixed with a cup of water and given to the children as an anthelmintic against lshkamo gogh (abdominal worms). Dry fruit and seeds are burnt and children and their cloths are fumigated with the smoke in order to protect them from ghecharibik (evil eyes).

Local Name Ispandur
Botanical Name Peganum hermala
Part used Fruit and seed
Locally used for Ishkamo gogh (abdominal worms), devil repellant and against ghecharibik (evil eyes).