Ethnomedicinal knowledge of Khasia tribe in Sylhet Region, Bangladesh

Uddin, Mohammad Belal and Mukul, Sharif Ahmed (2012) Ethnomedicinal knowledge of Khasia tribe in Sylhet Region, Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity, 20 1: 69-76.

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Author Uddin, Mohammad Belal
Mukul, Sharif Ahmed
Title Ethnomedicinal knowledge of Khasia tribe in Sylhet Region, Bangladesh
Journal name Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity
ISSN 0971-4642
Publication date 2012-09-25
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 20
Issue 1
Start page 69
End page 76
Total pages 8
Place of publication Jabalpur, India
Publisher Society for promotion of Tropical Biodiversity
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A survey was performed over the Khasia tribe of Sylhet region to find out their ethnomedicinal knowledge and plant parts utilization for curing various ailments. A total of 26 species were identified. The data revealed that the Khasia tribes rely extensively on herbal medicine for treating 29 different ailments. They frequently used these species to retrieve from different common ailments like, fever, cough, dysentery, diarrhoea, joint ache, indigestion and others. For medicinal purposes they mostly used tree species (53%) followed by some herbs (27%), shrubs (8%), creepers (8%) and palm (4%). For medicinal preparations they mainly used green leaves, fruit, root/rhizome, bark, seed, flower, whole plant and resin. Since the shrinking of natural forest areas increasingly limits the indigenous people's ability to access in traditional plant-based medicines throughout the tropics. Introduction of culturally important medicinal plants (MPs) outside their natural habitats could ensure their sustainable supply as well as ex situ conservation.
Keyword Ethnomedicinal plant usage
Khasia tribe
Medicinal plants
Sylhet region
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