Ethenobotanical Study Of Vicia Faba Turbat (Kech)

Zakir Ibrahim

Abstract

Ethnobotany is the new science that deals with the ways how people use plants in their traditional society. The name of Vcia faba is originated by Romans.  It is large beans which can be growing in cool weather in warm areas. It is commonly known as habas, broad beans, faba bean, horse bean, English bean, English dwarf bean, Windsor bean, tick bean, cold bean, pigeon bean, bell bean, silkworm bean and vernacular name in Balochi is Bakala. It is one of the oldest crops grown by man and is used as a source of protein in human diet, as fodder and forage crop for animals. In some poor countries, such as Africa, Asia and Mediterranean countries such as Egypt, where there is deficiency of proteins, the V.faba is nutritional, economic and environmental vegetable. There seeds are eaten as a vegetable, which is rich of protein. Protein content (20-41%) has been reported. V.faba is found in different regions of Balochistan and it is abundantly grown in Makuran Division, where it is cultivated in the months of December and January. So the research was conduct to enhance the prominent feature of this vegetable but when local people use these plants in large quantity they suffer in the problem of jaundice and constipation which leads to death.

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