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

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


Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 3, 75-83
DOI: 10.12691/aees-4-3-4
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

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Smriti Kona, 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.

Correspondence to: A.H.M.  Mahbubur Rahman, Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Email: ahmmahbubur_rahman@yahoo.com

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.

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