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Title: Medicinal plants used by Chakma tribe in Hill Tracts districts of Bangladesh
Authors: Rahman, M Atiqur
Uddin, SB
Wilcock, CC
Keywords: Medicinal plants
Ethnobotany
Indigenous knowledge
Chakma tribe
Hill Tracts
Bangladesh
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/16, A61P17/00, A61P17/10, A61P17/14, A61P19/00, A61P25/00, A61P25/08, A61P29/00, A61P31/00, A61P31/12, A61P33/06, A61P35/00, A61P35/04, A61P39/02
Abstract: An ethnobotanical survey was carried out on the utilization of medicinal plants by Chakma tribe living in the remote hilly forest areas of Hill Tracts districts of Bangladesh by interviewing traditional herbalists, called Baiddaya, and various elderly men and women. Indigenous knowledge of herbal medicine remains an integral part of the healthy system among chakmas in the Hill Tracts area. 198 plant species with their local (Chakma) names were recorded for their uses for curing at least 78 ailments. These species, belonging to 74 families, are listed in alphabetical order, each with local names, methods of preparation, route of administration and uses.
Page(s): 508-517
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.06(3) [July 2007]

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