Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences
ISSN (Print): 2328-3912 ISSN (Online): 2328-3920 Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/aees Editor-in-chief: Alejandro González Medina
Open Access
Journal Browser
Go
Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2016, 4(3), 75-83
DOI: 10.12691/aees-4-3-4
Open AccessArticle

Inventory of Medicinal Plants at Mahadebpur Upazila of Naogaon District, Bangladesh

Smriti Kona1 and A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman1,

1Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: August 27, 2016

Cite this paper:
Smriti Kona and A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman. Inventory of Medicinal Plants at Mahadebpur Upazila of Naogaon District, Bangladesh. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2016; 4(3):75-83. doi: 10.12691/aees-4-3-4

Abstract

The present paper documented 159 medicinal plants at Mahadebpur Upazila of Naogaon district, Bangladesh belonging to 135 genera and 69 families were used by the local health healers for the treatment of different diseases. These plants are mostly used for curing some common diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, gastric ulcer, intestinal worms, abdomen pain, fever, malaria, cough, bronchitis, asthma, headache, toothache, wounds and sores, skin diseases, snake bite and some other diseases. The most important medicinal plant families were Acanthaceae, Amaranthaceae, Asteraceae, Apocynaceae, Araceae, Combretaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Malvaceae, Piperaceae, Poaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae, Solanaceae and Verbenaceae. This study further strengthened the relationship between indigenous knowledge medico-botanical practices and pharmacology.

Keywords:
medicinal plants indigenous uses Naogaon district Bangladesh

Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Figures

Figure of 3

References:

[1]  Ahmed, Z.U., M.A. Hassan, Z.N.T. Begum, M. Khondker, S.M.H. Kabir, M. Ahmad and A.T.A. Ahmed (Eds.). 2007-2009. Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh. Angiosperms; Dicotyledons. Vols. 6-12. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
 
[2]  Alam, M.K.. 1992. Medical ethno-botany of the Marma tribe of Bangladesh. Economic Botany, 46(3): 330-335.
 
[3]  Alexiades, M.N. (Ed). 1996. Selected Guidelines for Ethno Botanical Research: A Field Manual. The New York Botanical Garden, New York.
 
[4]  Anisuzzaman M, Rahman, A.H.M.M., Rashid, M. H., Naderuzzaman, A.T.M. and Islam, A.K.M.R. 2007. An Ethnobotanical Study of Madhupur, Tangail. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 3(7): 519-530.
 
[5]  BBS (Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics). 2009. Statistical Year Book of Bangladesh, 23rd edition, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Planning Division, Ministry of Planning Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka.
 
[6]  Chaudri, M.N. and R.A.Qureshi, 1991. Pakistan Endangered Flora II. A Checklist of Rare and Seriously Threatened Taxa of Pakistan. Pak. Syst. 5.12: 1-84.
 
[7]  Choudhury, A.R. and M.Rahmatullah, 2012. Ethnobotanical study of wound healing plants among the folk medicinal practioners several district in Bangladesh. American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Development, 6(4): 371-377.
 
[8]  Durrani, M.J. and M. Manzoor, 2006. Ethnobotanical Study of Some Plants of S.B.K. Woman University Quetta, Pakistan. Paki. J. Pl. Sci. 12: 193-207.
 
[9]  Ghani, A. 2003. Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka.
 
[10]  Hooker, J.D. 1961. Flora of British India. L. Vols. 1-7. Reeve and Co. Ltd. London.
 
[11]  Huq AM. 1986. Plant Names of Bangladesh. Bangladesh National Herbarium, BARC, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
 
[12]  Khan, M.S. and A.M. Huq, 1975. Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh, BARC, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
 
[13]  Kirtikar, K.R. and B.D. Basu, 1987. Indian Medicinal Plants. Vols. 1-4. Lalit Mohan Basu, Alhabad, India.
 
[14]  Pasha, M.K. and S.B.Uddin, 2013. Dictionary of Plant Names of Bangladesh (Vascular Plants). Janokalyan Prokashani. Chittagong, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
 
[15]  Prain, D. 1963. Bengal Plants.Vols. 1-2. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. India.
 
[16]  Rahman, A.H.M.M., Anisuzzaman, M., Ahmed, F., Islam, A.K.M.R. and Naderuzzaman, A. T.M. 2008. Study of Nutritive Value and Medicinal Uses of Cultivated Cucurbits. Journal of Applied Sciences Research. 4(5): 555-558.
 
[17]  Rahman, A.H.M.M., Anisuzzaman, M., Haider, S.A., Ahmed, F., Islam, A.K.M.R. and Naderuzzaman, A.T.M. 2008. Study of Medicinal Plants in the Graveyards of Rajshahi City. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. 4(1): 70-74.
 
[18]  Rahman , A.H.M.M., Kabir, E.Z.M.F., Sima, S.N., Sultana, R.S., Nasiruddin, M. and Naderuzzaman, A.T.M. 2010. Study of an Ethnobotany at the Village Dohanagar, Naogaon. Journal of Applied Sciences Research. Pakistan. 6(9): 1466-1473.
 
[19]  Rahman, A.H.M.M., Islam, A.K.M.R. and Rahman, M.M. 2011. The Family Asteraceae of Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller e.k. Publishers, Germany.
 
[20]  Rahman, A.H.M.M., Gulsan, J.E., Alam, M.S., Ahmad, S., Naderuzzaman, A.T.M. and Islam, A.K.M.R. 2012. An Ethnobotanical Portrait of a Village: Koikuri, Dinajpur with Reference to Medicinal Plants. International Journal of Biosciences. Bangladesh. 2(7): 1-10.
 
[21]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. An Ethno-botanical investigation on Asteraceae family at Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Academia Journal of Medicinal Plants. 1(5): 92-100.
 
[22]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Assessment of Angiosperm Weeds of Rajshahi, Bangladesh with emphasis on medicinal plants. Research in Plant Sciences. 1(3): 62-67.
 
[23]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Ethno-medicinal investigation on ethnic community in the northern region of Bangladesh. American Journal of Life Sciences. 1(2): 77-81.
 
[24]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Ethno-medico-botanical investigation on cucurbits of the Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 1(3): 118-125.
 
[25]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Graveyards angiosperm diversity of Rajshahi city, Bangladesh with emphasis on medicinal plants. American Journal of Life Sciences. 1(3): 98-104.
 
[26]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Medico-botanical study of commonly used angiosperm weeds of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Wudpecker Journal of Medicinal Plants. 2(3): 044-052.
 
[27]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Medico-Ethnobotany: A study on the tribal people of Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. Peak Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 1(1): 1-8.
 
[28]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Medico-botanical study of the plants found in the Rajshahi district of Bangladesh. Prudence Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 1(1): 1-8.
 
[29]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Angiospermic flora of Rajshahi district, Bangladesh. American Journal of Life Sciences. 1(3): 105-112.
 
[30]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Ethno-botanical Survey of Traditional Medicine Practice for the Treatment of Cough, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dysentery and Fever of Santals at Abdullahpur Village under Akkelpur Upazilla of Joypurhat District, Bangladesh. Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 1(2): 27-30
 
[31]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2013. Traditional Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of different Skin diseases of Santals at Abdullapur Village under Akkelpur Upazilla of Joypurhat district, Bangladesh. Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 1(2): 17-20.
 
[32]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and M. Akter, 2013. Taxonomy and Medicinal Uses of Euphorbiaceae (Spurge) Family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Research in Plant Sciences. 1(3): 74-80.
 
[33]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and A. Khanom, 2013. Taxonomic and Ethno-Medicinal Study of Species from Moraceae (Mulberry) Family in Bangladesh Flora. Research in Plant Sciences. 1(3): 53-57.
 
[34]  Rahman, A.H.M.M, Biswas, M.C., Islam, A.K.M.R. and Zaman, A.T.M.N. 2013. Assessment of Traditional Medicinal Plants Used by Local People of Monirampur Thana under Jessore District of Bangladesh. Wudpecker Journal of Medicinal Plants. 2(6): 099-109.
 
[35]  Rahman, A.H.M.M, Kabir, E.Z.M.F., Islam, A.K.M.R. and Zaman, A.T.M.N. 2013. Medico-botanical investigation by the tribal people of Naogaon district, Bangladesh. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 1(4): 136-147.
 
[36]  Rahman, A.H.M.M, Sultana, N., Islam, A.K.M.R. and Zaman, A.T.M.N. 2013. Study of Medical Ethno-botany of traditional plants used by local people at the village Genda under Savar Upazilla of district Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies, 1(5): 72-86.
 
[37]  Rahman, A.H.M.M, Saika Kabir Nitu, S.K., Ferdows, Z. and Islam, A.K.M.R. 2013. Medico-botany on herbaceous plants of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. American Journal of Life Sciences. 1(3): 136-144.
 
[38]  Rahman, A.H.M.M and M.I.A. Gulshana, 2014. Taxonomy and Medicinal Uses on Amaranthaceae Family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2(2): 54-59.
 
[39]  Rahman, A.H.M.M and M.I.A. Parvin, 2014. Study of Medicinal Uses on Fabaceae Family at Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Research in Plant Sciences. 2(1): 6-8.
 
[40]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and M.M. Rahman, 2014. An Enumeration of Angiosperm weeds in the Paddy field of Rajshahi, Bangladesh with emphasis on medicinal Plants. Journal of Applied Science And Research. 2(2): 36-42.
 
[41]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and Rojoni Gondha. 2014. Taxonomy and Traditional Medicine Practices on Malvaceae (Mallow Family) of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Open Journal of Botany. 1(2): 19-24.
 
[42]  Rahman, A.H.M.M., Afsana, M.W. and Islam, A.K.M.R. 2014. Taxonomy and Medicinal Uses on Acanthaceae Family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Journal of Applied Science And Research. 2(1): 82-93.
 
[43]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and M.A.Keya, 2014. Angiospperm Diversity of Bogra District, Bangladesh. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. p1-276.
 
[44]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and M.A.Keya, 2014. Assessment of Angiosperm Flora at the Village Sabgram under Sadar Upazila of Bogra District, Bangladesh. International Journal of Advanced Research. 2(11): 443-458.
 
[45]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and A.Debnath, 2014. Angiosperm Diversity of Pandit Para Village under Palash Upazila of Narsingdi District, Bangladesh. Frontiers of Biological & Life Sciences. 2(4): 98-105.
 
[46]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and A.Debnath, 2014. Taxonomy and Ethnobotany of Palash Upazila of Narsingdi, Bangladesh. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. p1-209.
 
[47]  Rahman, A.H.M.M., Ferdous, Z. and Islam, A.K.M.R. 2014. A Preliminary Assessment of Angiosperm Flora of Bangladesh Police Academy. Research in Plant Sciences. 2(1): 9-15.
 
[48]  Rahman, A.H.M.M., Jahan-E-Gulsan, S.M. and Naderuzzaman, A.T.M. 2014. Ethno-Gynecological Disorders of Folk Medicinal Plants Used by Santhals of Dinajpur District, Bangladesh. Frontiers of Biological & Life Sciences. 2(3): 62-66.
 
[49]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2014. Angiosperm Flora in the Graveyards of Rajshahi City, Bangladesh. Lambert Academic Publishing AG & CO KG. Germany. p1-197.
 
[50]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2014. Ethno-gynecological study of traditional medicinal plants used by Santals of Joypurhat district, Bangladesh. Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2(1): 10-13.
 
[51]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2014. Ethno-medicinal Practices for the Treatment of Asthma, Diuretic, Jaundice, Piles, Rheumatism and Vomiting at the Village Abdullahpur under Akkelpur Upazilla of Joypurhat District, Bangladesh. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 1(2): 4-8.
 
[52]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2015. Traditional Medicinal Plants in the treatment of Important Human Diseases of Joypurhat District, Bangladesh. Journal of Biological Pharmaceutical and Chemical Research, 2(1): 21-29.
 
[53]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. 2015. Ethnomedicinal Survey of Angiosperm Plants used by Santal Tribe of Joypurhat District, Bangladesh. International Journal of Advanced Research. 3(5): 990-1001.
 
[54]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and M.A. Keya, 2015. Traditional Medicinal Plants Used by local People at the Village Sabgram under Sadar Upazila of Bogra District, Bangladesh. Research in Plant Sciences. 3(2): 31-37.
 
[55]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and M.Jamila, 2015. Ethnobotanical Study of Chappai Nawabganj District, Bangladesh, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
 
[56]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and A. Debnath, 2015. Ethno-botanical Study at the Village Pondit Para under Palash Upazila of Narsingdi District, Bangladesh. International Journal of Advanced Research. 3(5): 1037-1052.
 
[57]  Rahman, A.H.M.M. and A.K. Kumar, 2015. Investigation of Medicinal Plants at Katakhali Pouroshova of Rajshahi District, Bangladesh and their Conservation Management. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 3(6): 184-192.
 
[58]  WHO. 1999. WHO Monograph on Selected Medicinal Plants. World Health Organization, Geneva.
 
[59]  Uddin, M.Z., M.A.Hassan, M.Rahman and K.Arefin, 2012. Ethno-medico-botanical study in Lawachara National Park, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 41(1): 97-104.
 
[60]  Uddin, M.Z., M.A.Hassan and M. Sultana, 2006. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Phulbari Upazilla of Dinajpur District, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 12(1): 63-68.
 
[61]  Uddin, M.Z., M.S.Khan and M.A.Hassan, 2001. Ethno medical plants records of Kalenga forest range (Habiganj), Bangladesh for malaria, jaundice, diarrhea and dysentery. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 8(1): 101-104.
 
[62]  Uddin, M., S.Roy, M.A.Hassan and M.M.Rahman, 2008. Medicobotanical report on the Chakma people of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 15(1): 67-72.
 
[63]  Uddin, S.N., M.Z.Uddin, M.A.Hassan and M.M.Rahman, 2004. Preliminary ethno-medicinal plant survey in Khagrachari district, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 11(2): 39-48.
 
[64]  Yusuf, M., J.Begum, M.N.Hoque and J.U.Choudhury, 2009. Medicinal plants of Bangladesh-Revised and Enlarged. Bangladesh Coun. Sci. Ind. Res. Lab. Chittagong, Bangladesh.
 
[65]  Yusuf, M., J.U.Choudhury, M.A.Wahab and J.Begum, 1994. Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1-340.
 
[66]  Yusuf, M., M.A.Wahab, J.U.Choudhury and J.Begum, 2006. Ethno-medico-botanical knowledge from Kaukhali proper and Betunia of Rangamati district. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 13(1): 55-61.