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Faruque MO

Uddin SB

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Uddin SB


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Research Article

Academia Journal of Medicinal Plants 2(2): 014-025, February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15413/ajmp.2013.0140

ISSN: 2315-7720

2014 Academia Publishing

 

 

Abstract

 

Ethnomedicinal study of the Marma community of Bandarban district of Bangladesh

 

Accepted 12th December, 2013

 

Mohammad Omar Faruque and SB Uddin*
Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh.

Corresponding author E-mail: Roben68@gmail.com; Tel: +8801711065377.

 

An ethnomedicinal survey of the Marma indigenous community, living in the Bandarban district of Bangladesh was carried out in order to document the utilization of medicinal plants by them. Information was documented from elderly men and women as well as from the professionals (Baiddya). A total of 66 species, in 62 genera and 38 families were documented which is known to be used for the treatment of 40 diseases/illness. Voucher specimens were collected during the documentation and preserved at the Herbarium of Chittagong University (CTGUH). An enumeration of the species have been presented with their botanical name following the family name in bracket, Bangla name, indigenous name, mode of preparation, doses and with the mode of application. Ecology of the species along with their frequency of distribution has also been presented.

Key words: Ethno-medicine, Marma community, indigenous healthcare, Bangladesh.

 

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Cite this article as:
Faruque MO, Uddin SB (2014). Ethnomedicinal study of the Marma community of Bandarban district of Bangladesh. 2(2): 014-025.


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