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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part A
Rhynchostylis retusa (L.) Blume: A potential plant to cure paralysis

Shahanoor Rohani, Tarana Afrooz, Md. Salahuddin Sarder, Moutushi Khan Tuti, Khoshnur Jannat and Mohammed Rahmatullah

xParalysis is a complete loss of muscle function in one or more muscle groups, where the paralyzed person may lose both sensory and motor function in the affected area. It is a common disorder and can arise from multiple causes including strokes and injuries. Treatment of paralysis can involve both time and substantial expenditures, which are beyond the means of most people in Bangladesh. We describe here a plant, Rhynchostylis retusa (L.) Blume (Orchidaceae family) known in English as Foxtail Orchid, used by a folk medicinal practitioner (FMP) of Naogaon district, Bangladesh to treat paralysis arising from any causes. Comparative ethnomedicinal uses of this plant and possible validation for the use of the plant in paralysis treatment are also discussed.
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How to cite this article:
Shahanoor Rohani, Tarana Afrooz, Md. Salahuddin Sarder, Moutushi Khan Tuti, Khoshnur Jannat, Mohammed Rahmatullah. Rhynchostylis retusa (L.) Blume: A potential plant to cure paralysis. J Med Plants Stud 2018;6(4):20-21.
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