Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
www.mpbd.info is the first and largests Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh. Bangladesh has tremendous wealth of medicinal plants. But unfortunately, there is a lack of systematic efforts to explore and exploit this valuable potential except some sporadic attempts by a few institutions.
One of the greatest difficulties confronting the research workers is the paucity of authentic informations on the identity, their distribution and availability, and the use of medicinal plants in this country. Medicinal plants mainly used in the preparations of Unani and Ayurvedic medicine, also prescribed by practitioners of traditional medicine in different parts of the country and others are used as household remedies by the common people.
In view of the growing interest in traditional medicine all over the world, the publication of "Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh" has undertaken to collect widely dispersed data from different parts of the country with their vernacular names against the scientific names and available literature into one convenient sourcebook for this region, for scientific community and the interested public.
It is also attempted here to compile information on Bangladesi medicinal plants with their common English name, their general distribution in Bangladesh and their actions and uses in medicine in a very concise form. It is therefore hoped that this www.mpbd.info besides being useful to research workers engaged in the study of herbal medicines and medicinal plants will also be a valuable guide to those who are involved in commerce and industry of medicinal plants.
www.mpbd.info are bringing out description of the plants, tribal and local name of the plants, chemical constituents, some antimicrobial and pharmacological information along with beautiful coloured photographs. We hope these meet the quest for knowledge on the identification, availability, chemical constituents and medicinal uses of different medicinal plants of the country.
Dr. Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin