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
Corresponding Author : Md. Salah Uddin,
Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh.
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Received : 2015-02-11 Accepted : 2015-04-17 Published : 2015-04-17
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 : 10.5281/zenodo.1000332
Copyright : © 2015 Md. Salah Uddin. 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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