A review on medicinal properties some commonly used culinary agents of Bangladesh
Md. Monirul Islam, Md. Imran Nur Manik, Abu Zobayed and Furhatun-Noor
Medicinal plants are being used by human beings from the beginning of civilization to treat different ailments. As an origin of medicine, these plants played essential roles in almost every civilization. Bangladesh is a country of a tropical region having large amounts of medicinal plants which native people are using. A large portion of therapeutically active molecules is present in these plants, which can be used to synthesize modern medicines. However, a lot of plant-based substances are used to make the cooking more tasteful. In this review, we gathered the chemical compositions and pharmacological activities of several culinary agents which are very commonly used in this country. These substances contain several secondary metabolites, including alkaloids, tannins, glycosides, flavonoids, and important medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-pyretic antidiabetic, and anticancer. A detailed study may be performed on the structure of these medicinal compounds and designing novel drugs. This work will help those who want to explore the activities and use them to treat diseases better.