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garlic, Allium sativum

Allium sativum Linn

Family: Liliaceae Common names: Rashun (Bengali); Garlic (English). Description: Garlic is cultivated all over the country as a spice plant. It is a perennial herb with narrow, angular, long, fleshy and slightly...
Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus Linn – Pharmacognosy

Family: Araceae Common names: Boch, Gora-Boch (Bengali); Sweet Flag (Eng.) The plant grows wild or under cultivation in many marshy places, stagnant water ditches and edges of lakes and rivers of...

Drugs of plant origin used in modern medicine

As mentioned before, only a few drugs of modern medicine that are directly obtained from plants have been listed here. In addition to these natural drugs of modern medicine, plants...
Traditional Medicine

Merits and Demerits of Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine is practised in almost all countries of the world, developed and developing alike. However, traditional medicines are more popular in the developing countries where almost 60 to...
Traditional Medicine

Scientific Basis of Traditional Medicine

Even though of antiquital origin, traditional medicine was not lost in antiquity as did many other ancient practices with development and progress of human civilization. Thus it can be...
Diagnosis

Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis: Diagnosis of diseases in traditional medicine particularly in the older forms, is based on mainly physical and psychological symptoms. These symptoms are determined by the following methods: Directly questioning...