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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2015)

Medicinal plants used by a Traditional Ayurvedic Practitioner at Asadnagar Village in Narsingdi District, Bangladesh

Author(s): Md. Salahuddin, Hasibul Haque Rakib, Ashrafuzzaman Biplob, Md Shariful Islam, Md. Khaja Foyasal, Rafsan Zani Tanvir, Abdullah Al Imran, Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Binita Shome, Mahjabin Rashid, Muhammad Aurang Zeb, Nasreen Jahan
Abstract: Ethnobotany is the local traditional knowledge of utilizing indigenous plants, such as for food, medicine and tools, that local people have been practicing for a long time. The utilization of plant species found in nature varies in each region. Local folk wisdom on botanical uses has been applied in nature to the advantage of ethnic groups for a long time. Bangladesh has tremendous wealth of medicinal plants. Some plants were also used for the treatment of cancer, hypertension, nerve disorders, helmenthiasis, urinary tract infections, tuberculosis, leucorrhea, edema and chicken pox. Folk medicine forms the primary tier of health-care practices in Bangladesh. Narsingdi is one of early human settlements in Bangladesh. Thus we attempted to document the medicinal plant use of Monohardi area with a view to preserve the ethnobotanical knowledge and in order to protect the biodiversity of this area. The objective of this study was to document the medicinal uses of plants by a folk medicinal practitioner (Kaviraj) at Monohardi Upazila in Narsingdi district, Bangladesh. A total of 50 informants between the age group 20–86 years were interviewed with a questionnaire. The Kaviraj used 10 plants distributed into 7 families in his formulations. The study suggests that the medicinal plants used by the Kaviraj of Narsingdi district have good probability of new drug discoveries.
Pages: 269-275  |  1180 Views  19 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Md. Salahuddin, Hasibul Haque Rakib, Ashrafuzzaman Biplob, Md Shariful Islam, Md. Khaja Foyasal, Rafsan Zani Tanvir, Abdullah Al Imran, Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Binita Shome, Mahjabin Rashid, Muhammad Aurang Zeb, Nasreen Jahan. Medicinal plants used by a Traditional Ayurvedic Practitioner at Asadnagar Village in Narsingdi District, Bangladesh. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(2): 269-275.
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