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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015, 3(6), 184-192
DOI: 10.12691/aees-3-6-4
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Investigation of Medicinal Plants at Katakhali Pouroshova of Rajshahi District, Bangladesh and their Conservation Management

A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman1, and Ashit Kumar Sarker1

1Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: December 21, 2015

Cite this paper:
A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman and Ashit Kumar Sarker. Investigation of Medicinal Plants at Katakhali Pouroshova of Rajshahi District, Bangladesh and their Conservation Management. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015; 3(6):184-192. doi: 10.12691/aees-3-6-4

Abstract

Investigation of medicinal plants at Katakhali Pouroshova of Rajshahi district and their conservation management was carried out from December 2013 to July 2015. A total of twenty six field trips were made for documentation. During the field interview, the information was noted in the documentation data sheet. All the information regarding plant species, biological forms, habitat, local names and uses was documented. Medicinal information was obtained through informal interviews following semi-structured from knowledgeable person’s particularly local Kabiraj/Herbalists and elderly people. One hundred and forty three (143) medicinal plants have been documented with their uses for the cure of more than 109 diseases, and some of these are abscess, asthma, abortion, cough, cold, chicken pox, constipation, dysentery, diarrhea, diabetes, eczema, fever, and fracture of bone, headache, heart disease, itches, jaundice, menstrual disease, paralysis, piles, skin diseases, snake-bite, sex problems, toothache, vomiting, worm, wound and others. In majority cases, leaves of the medicinal plants were found leading in terms of their use followed by whole plant, stem, bark, fruits, rhizome, seed, root and flower. For each species scientific name, family, medicinal use and part(s) used are provided.

Keywords:
medicinal plants conservation management Katakhali Rajshahi Bangladesh

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