Some plant-based home remedies used in Narayanganj district, Bangladesh
Amena Khatun, Khoshnur Jannat, Rownak Jahan and Mohammed Rahmatullah
Home remedies are perhaps the most elementary and frequently used means to treat illnesses. It is quite possible that treatment of human illnesses since the advent of humans started with home remedies, progressed to folk medicine and ended up in codified forms of traditional medicinal systems. The objective of this study was to document some home remedies used in Narayanganj city of Narayanganj district, Bangladesh. Eight plant species belonging to eight families are described, which were found to be used as remedies against bleeding from cuts and wounds, diabetes, pain, jaundice, diarrhea and dysentery. Scientific validation of such remedies can lead to low-cost treatment of the above-mentioned disorders.