Ethnobotanical investigation into the Mandi ethnic community in Bangladesh

  • Pavel Partha Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK), House 50, Road 16 (new), Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
  • ABM Enayet Hossain Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh
Keywords: Ethnobotany, Ethnic community, Mandi, Bangladesh

Abstract

The present ethnobotanical investigation has been carried out into the Mandi ethnic communities of 32 villages of seven upazillas of Dhaka and Sylhet Divisions in Bangladesh. A total of 109 plant species belonging to 59 plant families were found to be used by the communities to treat 38 common human diseases, in ethnoveterinary practices, for pest control, as food, and also to perform rituals, taboos and hunting.

Key words: Ethnobotany, Ethnic community, Mandi, Bangladesh

DOI: 10.3329/bjpt.v14i2.532 

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 14(2): 129-145, 2007 (December)

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Partha, P., & Hossain, A. (1). Ethnobotanical investigation into the Mandi ethnic community in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 14(2), 129-145. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v14i2.532
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