A Survey of Medicinal Plants Used by Traditional Healers and Indigenous People of Shariatpur District, Bangladesh
Moynul Islam, Mohammad Sajid Ali Howlader, Md. Salah Uddin
Corresponding Author : Moynul Islam
Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
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Received : 2020-04-22 Accepted : 2020-05-23 Published : 2020-05-23
Abstract : Shariatpur district is an administrative district in Bangladesh, which includes six sub-districts of Bangladesh. Shariatpur district is surrounded by Padma, Meghna and Arial Khan rivers from three sides. This district contains many Chars (Riverine islands). An ethnobotanical survey was conducted among the traditional healers and indigenous people of Shariatpur district resulted in the finding of 25 plants distributed into 17 families. Various plants were used for the treatment of ailments like diabetes, respiratory disorders (coughs, mucus), fever, sexual disorders (gonorrhea, loss of libido), gastrointestinal disorders (dysentery, diarrhea, indigestion), vomiting, skin diseases (eczema, rash, herpes, acne), gum diseases, high blood pressure, piles, small pox, chicken pox, itch, bronchitis, asthma, febrile convulsion, dehydration, scabies, stomach pain, snake bite, insect bite, fresh cuts and wound, memory weakness and for blood purification.
Keywords : Medicinal Plants, Traditional healers, Indigenous people, Shariatpur District, Bangladesh.
Citation : Moynul Islam et al. (2020). A Survey of Medicinal Plants Used by Traditional Healers and Indigenous People of Shariatpur District, Bangladesh. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V7I4.05. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.3841153
Copyright : © 2020 Moynul Islam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Reviewer Comments : 1# This ethnomedicinal Study of Shariatpur District in Bangladesh, is well written and their data is well presented and analysed. To preserve the ethnomedicinal knowledge of Bangladesh such type of works are highly appreciated. The selection of the study area is a good one as we didn't find any previously done study of that specific area. In addition the manuscript is suitable and shows the authors have gathered a wide and appropriate range of ethnomedicinal knowledge, and they have also managed to carry an independent research of considerable interest. In conclusion it is an excellent paper to publish.
Associate professor. Dr. K. M. Salim
Department of Botany, Government Titumir College, Dhaka - 1213, Bangladesh.
2# To enrich the ethnobotanical database of Bangladesh such type of works are highly appreciated. Your selection of the study area is a good one as you mention previously no survey was done in this regard though some literature we found as greater Faridpur district but not for the Shariatpur district. It's better if you mention why you did not collect the data around the year. Beside your visiting time to the area, are they (traditional healer or indigenous people) used others plants or plants part? Obviously your work is a tremendous one without include that information. Overall a good paper to publish.
Silviculture Research Division, Bangladesh Forest Research Institute, Sholashahar, Chittagong, Bangladesh.