Types and availability of ayurvedic medicine in selected areas of Dhaka city, Bangladesh
Meher Nowrose, BM Rabiul Islam, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Mohammad Nurruzzaman, Md. Ismail Hossain and Jesmin Akhter
Ayurveda is one of the most effective and traditional system globally especially in south Asia. This descriptive type of cross sectional study was conducted to find out types and availability of Ayurvedic medicine in Dhaka city corporation area. 391 respondents were interview. The mean age was (38.24±12.638) years. 36.06% of them are in higher secondary school certificate, 76.1% are Muslim, 68.0% are married, and 41.4% are in this profession about 5-10 years. Mean income of the respondents were Tk. 17171.36±8923.826. About 58.6% of the respondents reported availability of all kinds of Ayurvedic medicine and 89.6% of the respondents got medicine in just time. About 92.3% respondents collect from company. The study found that 43.7% of all classes’ people are buying Ayurvedic medicine and 37.6% buys for general weakness. About 45.6% choices as tablets, 69.9% respondent’s opinion about the price is reasonable. About 58.6% drugs prescribed by all kinds of practitioners and 89.7% response that Ayurvedic medicine takes long time to heal diseases. Top six classical Ayurvedic drugs are for gastritis (95.4%), skin diseases (92.3%), constipation (99.0%), sexual diseases (93.4%), gout (86.4%) and nutrition (91.8%). 81.8% pharmacies had medicine for gynecological problem, 82.1% for respiratory tract infection, 71.1% for asthma 67.0% for liver diseases. Finding suggests that Ayurvedic medicine availability in Dhaka city corporation area of Bangladesh is satisfactory.
Meher Nowrose, BM Rabiul Islam, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Mohammad Nurruzzaman, Md. Ismail Hossain, Jesmin Akhter. Types and availability of ayurvedic medicine in selected areas of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. J Med Plants Stud 2017;5(2):49-53.