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Table 1 List of selected Pakistani Medicinal plants.

From: Antiviral activity of Acacia nilotica against Hepatitis C Virus in liver infected cells

Botanical Name Common Name Family Local uses
Withania coagulans Paneer dodi Solanaceae Remedy for dyspepsia, flatulent colic, intestinal diseases.
Tamarix gallica Tamarisk, jhavuka Tamaricaceae Used in bleeding disorders like menorrhagia, epistaxis
Tinospora cordifolia Guduchi, Tinospara, Giloy Meninspermaceae antipyretic, alterative, diuretic, anti-inflammatory
Berberis aristata Daruhaldi, Rasvat, Maramanjal Berberidaceae Antimalarial, remedy for ophthalmia
Raphanus sativus Radish, Daikon Brassicaceae As carminative, diuretic, expectorant, laxative and stomachic. Remedy for asthma and other chest complaints
Terminalia Chebula Myrobalan, Hardad Combretaceae An effective purgative and helps in removing toxins and fats from the body
Fumaria officinalis Fumitory, Earth smoke Fumariaceae Treatment for arthritis, liver disorders and gallstones, acts as a diuretic, slightly diaphoretic, aperient, a tonic, a digestive and as an infusion used externally in the treatment of scabies
Kalanchoe laciniata Christmas tree Crassulaceae As topicals for ulcer, headache, emollient
Eclipta erecta False daisy, Bringraj Asteraceae For jaundice and other ailments of the liver, spleen and gall bladder, shows antifungal activity
Citrullus vulgaris Water melon Cucurbitacea For dropsy and hepatic congestion and intestinal catarrh
Rheum Emodi Himalayan Rhubarb, Revat Chinni Polygonaceae As purgative and astringent tonic, strong laxative.
Piper nigrum Black Pepper, Peppercorns Piperaceae For the treatment of pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation, exhaustion, muscular aches, nerve tonic and fevers
Acacia nilotica Babul, Scented-pod Acacia Fabaceae Bark as a cough remedy, to treat eye diseases, or as a tranquillizer and even as an aphrodisiac