Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
Taxonomic study and traditional medicinal practices on important angiosperm plant species in and around Rajshahi metropolitan city
Author(s): M. Ismail, AHM Mahbubur Rahman
Abstract: Taxonomic study and traditional medicinal practices on important angiosperm plant species in and around Rajshahi metropolitan city was carried out from September 2014 to October 2015. A total of 8 species under 8 genera belonging to 7 families were collected and identified. For each species English name, botanical name, synonyms, local name, status of occurrence, habit, habitat, flowering and fruiting time, chromosome number, distribution, taxonomic description and traditional medicinal uses have been mentioned. Through questioner method more than 51 interviews were made on random basis from local people, herbalists and hakims. The medicinal data collected about these plant species were recorded, preserved and documented which revealed that they are quite effective remedies for different diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, cough, cold, dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia, headache, rheumatism, piles, stomachic, eczema, chicken pox, scabies, skin diseases, toothache, wound and others.