Medico-Botany on Herbaceous Plants of Rajshahi, Banglabesh
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages: 136-144
Received: May 29, 2013; Published: Jun. 30, 2013
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A H M Mahbubur Rahman, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
Saika Kabir Nitu, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6206, Bangladesh
Zannatul Ferdows, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6207, Bangladesh
A K M Rafiul Islam, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6208, Bangladesh
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Medico-botanical studies on herbaceous angiospermic plant species growing of Rajshahi was recorded during the period of January 2011 to June 2012. A total of 91 plant species under 80 genera belonging to 35 families were collected and recorded for their use in various ailments. For each species scientific name, local name, family, ailments to be treated, mode of treatment and part(s) used are provided. In majority cases, leaves of the medicinal plants were found leading in terms of their use followed by whole plant, stem, bark, latex, fruits, flowers, rhizome, seed, bulb, tuber, root and inflorescence. Data have been gathered on the traditional uses of plant species, especially for asthma, anthelmintic, astringent, burning sensation, constipation, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, diabetes, eczema, earache, fever, fracture, gonorrhea, headache, heart disease, itches, jaundice, kidney disease, leprosy, piles, scabies, snake-bite, sex problems, syphilis, ulcers, vertigo, wound, worm and others.
Medico-Botany, Herbaceous Angiospermic Plants, Rajshahi, Banglabesh
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A H M Mahbubur Rahman, Saika Kabir Nitu, Zannatul Ferdows, A K M Rafiul Islam, Medico-Botany on Herbaceous Plants of Rajshahi, Banglabesh, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, pp. 136-144. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20130103.20
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