Some herbal remedies for treatment of humans and cattle in Jamalpur district, Bangladesh
Khoshnur Jannat, Rownak Jahan, Be-nazir Farzana and Mohammed Rahmatullah
Even following the advent of allopathic medicine, folk medicine still plays an important role in the health-care of humans and animals in Bangladesh. Folk medicine is often called herbal medicine, because the practitioners mainly rely on phytotherapeutic treatments. The present study documents the use of three formulations to treat three human and one cattle disease by a folk herbalist in Jamalpur district, Bangladesh. The human diseases treated were leucorrhea, chronic dysentery, and hemorrhoids (piles), while the cattle disease treated was swelling of cow’s udder. Various aspects of the treatments including scientific validations, if any, are discussed.