Ethnopharmacological Note: An Ethnomedicinal Survey of Plants Used in Traditional Medicine in arid and Semi-arid Zone of Bahadur Khel, District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan 
Siraj Khan, Gul Jan, Hameeda Bibi, Waheed Murad, Kifayat Ullah, Ihsanullah

Ethnomedicinal studies have been carried out for the first time in Tehsil Bahadur Khel of District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Following the ISE (International Society of Ethnobiology) code of ethics, 150 local informants were interviewed. The interviewed persons used 68 plant species belonging to 58 genera in 41 plant families, mainly Amaranthaceae, Fabaceae, and Asteraceae (Table 1). The most frequent ailment (16%) was gastrointestinal disorder (diarrhea, constipation, stomachache).

Keywords: Medicinal plants; Pakistan