Taxonomic Study and Medicinal Uses of Verbenaceae Family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  • A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi.
  • Toma Rani Roy Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi.
  • Rubaiyat Sharmin Sultana Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi.
Keywords: Verbenaceae, Taxonomy, Medicinal Uses, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Abstract

Taxonomic study and medicinal uses of the family Verbenaceae of Rajshahi was carried out from July 2015 to June 2016. A total of 9 species under 9 genera belonging to the family Verbenaceae were collected and identified. For each species botanical name, local name, status of occurrence, habit, habitat, flowering and fruiting time, chromosome number, distribution and traditional medicinal uses have been mentioned. Photographs of all species are presented. The medicinal data collected about these commonly used plant species were recorded, preserved and documented which revealed that they are quite effective remedies for different diseases such as fever, rheumatism, worm, ulcers, asthma, headache, ringworm, piles, diuretic, eczema, skin disease, bronchitis, stomachic, boils, menstrual disease, malaria, tetanus, wounds, burning sensation, jaundice, anaemia, cough and leprosy. Thus a survey was carried out, to record the traditional health care remedies currently practiced by the local people.

Author Biographies

A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman, Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi.
Associate Professor, Department of Botany.
Toma Rani Roy, Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi.
Associate Professor, Department of Botany.
Rubaiyat Sharmin Sultana, Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi.
Associate Professor, Department of Botany.

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Published
2016-08-27
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Rahman, A., Roy, T., & Sultana, R. (2016). Taxonomic Study and Medicinal Uses of Verbenaceae Family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Journal of Progressive Research in Biology, 3(1), 160-172. Retrieved from http://scitecresearch.com/journals/index.php/jprb/article/view/866
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