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2022 Aug 27

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed



Medicinal waterbirds in the traditional healthcare system: an assessment of biodiversity-cultural linkages in Eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


Rahman Q, Nadeem M S, Umair M, Altaf M, Ni J, Abbasi A M, Jameel M A, Pieroni A, Hamed M H, Ashraf S, Sadaf T
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2022 Aug 27; 18(1):57.
PMID: 36030230.


Eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is home to a vast range of medicinal and edible waterbird species due to its diverse geographical environment. Waterbird species have been used for various ailments and cultural practices since ancient times, while ethno-pharmacological applications and cultural uses of waterbird species in this area have seldom been documented. This study is the first ethnomedicinal and cultural assessment of waterbird species, and the first compilation and listing of all known data on these species in Eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.