Herbal formulations for jaundice treatment in Jamalpur district, Bangladesh
Khoshnur Jannat, Nasrin Akter Shova, MM Maidul Islam, Rownak Jahan and Mohammed Rahmatullah
Jaundice is a condition where levels of bilirubin in blood goes above normal levels due to disorders of the liver. This condition is characterized by yellow tinge of skin and the eyes. Since jaundice can be a manifestation of serious hepatic disorders like cirrhosis or hepatitis, it is important that jaundice be taken care of and liver brought to its normal state in a short period of time. Rural people of Bangladesh mostly rely on folk medicinal practitioners for treatment of diseases. We here present two plant-based formulations administered by a practitioner in Jamalpur district of Bangladesh for treatment of jaundice, and discuss the scientific evidence and relevancy of the plants used by the practitioner as hepatoprotective agents and their possible therapeutic efficacy against jaundice.