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Booktitle:

Indigenous Knowledge of Medicinal Plants & Their Micropropagation

Indigenous knowledge of herbal medicine and in vitro propagation of some rare medicinal plants in Chittagong Hill Tracts

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-01-31 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8473-7352-0

ISBN-10:
3847373528
EAN:
9783847373520
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Chittagong Hill Tracts is the only extensive hilly areas of Bangladesh hold the vast reserves of medicinal plants, which is being used by its inhabitants belonging to different indigenous and ethnic groups.The study was undertaken aimed to address the indigenous knowledge of traditional herbal treatments and developing in vitro regeneration protocols for endangered species. One hundred ninety medicinal plant species belonging to 147 genera and 57 families were identified and studied. Sixty different diseases were known treated with these 190 medicinal plants and fever was noted as the most common disease being treated by the use of 35 plant species. On scoring perspective, among the rare species Plumbago indica possessed the highest (20.88) and Ocimum basilicum had the lowest (16.0) rarity score under this study. In vitro study was done in several of theses endangered species presenting tissue culture protocols for their micropropagation as well as their conservation, On the other hand ethnobotanical study of 190 plant species presents a invaluable document of age old inherited and indigenous knowledge of tribal peoples living over the hill tracts.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Animesh Biswas, M. A. Bari Miah, S. K. Bhadra
Number of pages:
232
Published on:
2012-01-31
Stock:
Available
Category:
Other
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
ethnobotany, Traditional Knowledge, Folklore Medicine, Herbs, Conservation, Medicinal Plant Biotechnology, Tissue Culture, Endangered Plants, medicinal plant, Herbal Medicine

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