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Assessment of Angiosperm Weeds of Rajshahi, Bangladesh with Emphasis on Medicinal Plants

1Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh


Research in Plant Sciences. 2013, Vol. 1 No. 3, 62-67
DOI: 10.12691/plant-1-3-3
Copyright © 2013 Science and Education Publishing

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A. H. M. Mahbubur Rahman. Assessment of Angiosperm Weeds of Rajshahi, Bangladesh with Emphasis on Medicinal Plants. Research in Plant Sciences. 2013; 1(3):62-67. doi: 10.12691/plant-1-3-3.

Correspondence to: A.  H. M. Mahbubur Rahman, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Email: ahmmahbubur_rahman@yahoo.com

Abstract

Assessment of angiosperm weeds of Rajshahi, Bangladesh has been studied. A total of 155 angiosperm weed species under 125 genera and 50 families were recorded. Of these, Magnoliopsida (Dicots) was represented by 138 species under 109 genera and 43 families while Liliopsida (Monocots) was represented by 17 species under 16 genera and 7 families. Asteraceae were the largest family in Magnoliopsida represented by 27 species, and Araceae were the largest family in Liliopsida represented by 6 species. Fifty (50) medicinal plants have been documented with their uses for the cure of more than 61 diseases, and some of these are abscess, asthma, abortion, cough, cold, small pox, constipation, dysentery, diarrhea, diabetes, eczema, fever, and fracture of bone, headache, heart disease, itches, jaundice, menstrual disease, paralysis, piles, skin diseases, snake-bite, toothache, vomiting, worm, wound and others. This detailed information will be helpful for the pharmacognosist, botanist, ethno-botanist and pharmacologist for the collection and identification of the plant for their research work.

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