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Ethnomedicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Diarrhoea and Dysentery by the Lushai Community in Bandarban District, Bangladesh


Md. Salah Uddin, Vashkar Chowdhury, Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin, Mohammad Sajid Ali Howlader

¹ Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh.
² Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 64, Helsinki, Finland.


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Md. Salah Uddin,
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Received: February 11, 2015,   Accepted: April 17, 2015,   Published:


Abstract:

Diarrhoea and dysentery are the most common illness for people around the developing countries. This study presents ethnomedicinal practices of some plants to cure that illness are often used by the Lushai community from Bandarban district in Bangladesh, whereas modern medicine and hospital are still unavailable within their home range. Result this survey includes 53 ethnomedicinal plants of 49 genera belonging to 34 families are featured in popular antidysentery and antidiarrhoeal activities, which may save millions of life from those deathly outbreak. Among which 37 plant species were used for diarrhoea, 40 for dysentery, and 24 for both diarrhoea and dysentery. Binomial scientific name, family, local name, parts used, and ethnomedicinal uses of the plant are reported briefly. Collected plants were identified using available literatures, and voucher specimens were deposited in the herbarium of Botany department, University of Chittagong.


Keywords: Ethnomedicine, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Medicinal plants, Lushai, Bandarban.


Citation:

Md. Salah Uddin et al. (2015). Ethnomedicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Diarrhoea and Dysentery by The Lushai Community in Bandarban District, Bangladesh. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V2I4. DOI: 10.15297/JALS.V2I4.05


      
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