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Volume 3 Number 9 September 2017

Documentation of Medicinal Plants at the Village Kholabaria of Natore District, Bangladesh

Authors: Rajia Sultana ; A. H. M. Mahbubur Rahman
Pages: 52-78
The present study was carried out on medicinal uses of plants by the local people at the village Kholabaria of Natore district, Bangladesh. The study was conducted during February 2016 to March 2017. The information about medicinal uses of rural people was collected through interview. A total of 124 plant species under 112 genera and 59 families have been documented which were used for the treatment of 114 categories ailments. These medicinal plants were used by the rural people for the treatment of various diseases like  diabetes, bronchitis, high blood pressure, asthma, passing of semen, gonorrhea, skin disease, jaundice, headache, diarrhea, cough, cancer, dysentery, scabies, menstrual disorder, fever, toothache, burning wounds, stomachache, piles, gout, rheumatism, abortion, vomiting, ulcer, anemia, ring worm, tuberculosis, arthritis, heart disease, birth control, diuretic, hypertension, paralysis, constipation, baldness, sore, dyspepsia, chicken pox, pain, eczema, cholera, indigestion, tonic, women nervous and general debility, tetanus, liver disorders, sexual disease in male, worms, wound and injury, menstruation, cold, kidney disease, eye inflammation, boils, high cholesterol, urinary tract infections, sunburns, hepatitis, hair fall and others. The results of the study revealed that the local peoples had rich knowledge of medicinal plants and were using the plants for their primary healthcare. Therefore, it would be important to document the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants for further healing purpose.