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Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2014, 2(1), 10-13
DOI: 10.12691/bb-2-1-2
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Ethno-Gynecological Study of Traditional Medicinal Plants Used by Santals of Joypurhat District, Bangladesh

A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman1,

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

Pub. Date: January 20, 2014

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A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman. Ethno-Gynecological Study of Traditional Medicinal Plants Used by Santals of Joypurhat District, Bangladesh. Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2014; 2(1):10-13. doi: 10.12691/bb-2-1-2


Ethno-gynecology means the medical practices for the treatment of Santals for their healthcare needs. The present paper documented 35 medicinal plants of Joypurhat district, Bangladesh belonging to 33 genera and 27 families were used by the local health healers for the treatment of gynecological diseases. Of these, Magnoliopsida (Dicots) is represented by 30 species under 28 genera and 22 families while Liliopsida (Monocots) is represented by 5 species under 5 genera and 5 families. Habit analysis shows that herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees are represented by 13, 4, 4 and 14 species, respectively. The medicinal plants used by the traditional users of Joypurhat district are arranged alphabetically followed by botanical name, local name, family, parts used and medicinal uses.

ethno-gynecology medicinal plants traditional uses Santals Joypurhat Bangladesh

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