Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
An Ethnomedicinal survey of Ayurvedic plants used by the folk practitioner at Kondokpur village in Bhola district Bangladesh
Author(s): Md. Shariful Islam, M. Salahuddin, Ashrafuzzaman Biplob, Sultan Shajahan Ahsan, Sayma Farabi, Rafsan Zani Tanvir, Juthi Adhikari, Sabrina Akhter, Abu Zaffar Shibly
Abstract: Background: Plants are anrnintegral part of life in various communities. In modern science, new drugrndesign and for vaccination gradually depends on natural ayurvedic formulationrnof medicinal treatment by treating folk practitioners in the rural area. InrnBangladesh, there are various rich sources of natural medicinal plants whichrnare so much effective various ailments. Folk medicine forms the primary tier ofrnhealth-care practices in Bangladesh. The objective of this study was torndocument the medicinal uses of plants by a folk medicinal practitionerrn(Kaviraj) at Kondokpur Village in Bhola district, Bangladesh. Methods: The field workrnwas conducted during April – August 2015. Data was collected by interview withrnrandomly selected 95 informants and Traditional Health Practitioner (THP)rnliving in the study area. Results:rnThernKaviraj (folk practitioner) used 10 plants distributed into 10 families in hisrnformulations. The formulations were used to treat diverse diseases likerngastrointestinal disorders, skin disorders, pain, fever, burns, infertility,rndiabetes, jaundice, diarrhea, stomach pain, inflammation, dysentery,rntuberculosis, asthma and cuts and wounds. Conclusion: The present study revealed that some of thernwell-known medicinal plants are used an effective ethnobotanical practice inrnour study area. Moreover herbal plants used by the Kaviraj of Bhola districtrnneeds to be scientifically studied towards discovery of useful drugs.