Md. Hanif Tahsin
Background: Skin diseases are common and often have an impact on an individual’s health-related quality of life. Skin diseases have been of major concern recently due to their association ruler area. It is known that the lay people in this area depend on medicinal plants for their primary health care. Find out scientific validation of those plants used by traditional healer. The investigated which medicinal plants use in skin diseases.
The objective for this study was to perform on easement of skin disease prevalence in our country and assess to the associated impact of any skin disease. The study area was visited several times the study period.
Methods: The information collected from traditional healer they use treating skin diseases. After obtaining their consent, information regarding their knowledge of medicinal plants is recorded with the help of questionnaire-based interview and the data collection by traditional healer. The Survey purposely selected and participant traditional healers.
This study has identified medicinal plants used for skin disease treatment by traditional healer in Pirganj, Rangpur, Bangladesh. Generally fresh part of the plant used to preparation of medicine. When fresh plant part are not available dried parts also used in primary health care of people. During the survey it was that there must need to protect this knowledge forever. This might not reflect the actual scenario of the whole country.
Result: This medicinal plants use: Azadirachta indica, Curcuma longa, Aloe Vera/Aloe inlica, Allium sativum, Allium cepa, Pterocarpus santalinus, Solanum lycopersicum, Curcuma aromatica Salisb, Vitex negundo, Cassia angustifolia, Terminalia Chebula, Celosta argentea, Mentha spicata/Arvensis, Solanum ingrum, Rosa damascena, Androgrphis paniculata, Lawsonia inermis, Nigella sativa, Nymphaea nouchali, Mimosa pudica, Pericaria hydro piper, Terminalia bellarica, Ficus carica, Citrus, Centella asiatica.
Common treatment of skin diseases in traditional healers include rashes, eczema, leprosy and skin disease, fever, purification of blood, leaves is anti-septic, boils, ringworm, scabies, ulcers, eczema, antiviral, anti-fungal, ringworm, itching, wound, scabies, swelling, viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections, parasitic infections, pigmentation disorder.