Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2015)
Plant resources used for traditional ethnoveterinary phytotherapy in Jessore District, Bangladesh
Author(s): Abdullah Al Mamun, Shanjida Islam Tumpa, Md. Iqbal Hossain, Tasneema Ishika
Abstract: Plants comprise the affluent source of therapy of traditional livestock healthcare practices. Ethno-veterinary medicinal practice and skills have developed through time mainly by trial and error and sometimes through deliberate experimentation and innovation. However, scarcity of documentation of farmer’s knowledge, attitude and practices can lead the indigenous knowledge lost forever. The objective of this study is to document the knowledge on ethno-veterinary medicine by conducting a survey among the local practitioner in Jessore district, Bangladesh. The majority of the herbs use to treat the ailment belong to Fabaceae but Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae are also the most commonly used family. Mostly used parts are leaf (36%), followed by seeds (23%), fruits (9%), stem (7%), whole plant (5%) etc. As the world is becoming more advanced, a blending of traditional wisdom and modern science could bring better use of medicinal plants to buildup of natural population.
How to cite this article:
Abdullah Al Mamun, Shanjida Islam Tumpa, Md. Iqbal Hossain, Tasneema Ishika. Plant resources used for traditional ethnoveterinary phytotherapy in Jessore District, Bangladesh. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 3(6): 260-267.