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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862

Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part A
Folk medicinal practice in Noakhali district, Bangladesh: A scientific appraisal

Sumaiya Alam Titly, Faozia Abida Islam, SM Anwer Majid Tareq, Nusratun Nahar and Mohammed Rahmatullah

Folk medicine is an important part of the traditional health-care system in Bangladesh. The objective of the present study was to document the phytotherapeutic practices of a folk medicinal practitioner (FMP) in Noakhali district, who used some unique formulations to treat some diseases difficult to cure with allopathic medicine. Interviews of the FMP regarding his phytotherapeutic practices were carried out with the help of a semi-structured questionnaire and the guided field-walk method. The FMP used a total of 19 plants distributed into 15 families in his 10 formulations. The diseases treated included leech bite, external cuts and wounds, piles, poisoning, kidney stone diabetes, paralysis, erectile dysfunction, bone fracture, and pain. The FMP used plant-based formulations to cure several diseases, which either need surgical treatment or cannot be cured with existing allopathic medicine(s). As such, the formulations of the FMP merit further scientific studies toward discovery of lead compounds and new drugs.
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How to cite this article:
Sumaiya Alam Titly, Faozia Abida Islam, SM Anwer Majid Tareq, Nusratun Nahar, Mohammed Rahmatullah. Folk medicinal practice in Noakhali district, Bangladesh: A scientific appraisal. J Med Plants Stud 2021;9(3):01-05. DOI: 10.22271/plants.2021.v9.i3a.1272
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