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Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2004  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 72 - 80

Collection of Indigenous Knowledge and Identification of Endangered Medicinal Plants by Questionnaire Survey in Barind Tract of Bangladesh

N.A. Siddique, M.A. Bari, A.T.M. Naderuzzaman, N. Khatun and M.H. Rahman

Abstract

This paper deals with over one hundred plants of ethnobotanical importance, used by the village doctors especially village kaviraj of Barind Tract for medicinal purposes.This work aims at the preservation and perpetuation of this knowledge of the local plants possessing medicinal properties for the benefit and further fruitful investigation on modern scientific lines and also identification of endangered medicinal plants by questionnaire survey.The data presented in this paper has been collected by personal contact with the local people and herbal practitioners, obtaining the information with great difficulty because of their recticence in divulging the secret of the identity of plants of great traditional reputation.

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