J Ethnopharmacol. 1987 Aug; 20(3): 245-90.
Repertory of drugs and medicinal plants used in traditional medicine of Afghanistan.
Laboratoire de Biologie VÃ©gÃ©tale et Pharmacognosie, UniversitÃ© de Metz, France.
The traditional uses of plants for medicine were studied in Afghanistan. To date, 215 medicinal plants have been identified and are presented in a table with the vernacular name (in Dari, Pashto and Kati), the geographical and ecological distribution, and the medicinal use. This study of traditional medicine demonstrates a close relationship between the kinds of medicinal plants used and pathology, and thus may serve as an indicator of the major health problems of the people.