alexa Abstract | Tribal medicinal practices in Bangladesh-a case study of a Tonchongya healer in Cox’s Bazar district

Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Original Articles Open Access


The Tonchongya tribal community is a small community and can be found in isolated pockets of Bandarban, Khagrachaaria, Rangamati, and Cox’s Bazar districts of Bangladesh in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region. Since not much is known about this community, particularly regarding their tribal medicinal practices, the objective of this study was to document the medicinal practices of a Tonchongya healer practicing in Cox’s Bazar town of Cox’s Bazar district. The healer used medicinal plants for cure of diseases. A total of sixteen plants distributed into thirteen families were used by the healer. The various ailments that he treated included respiratory tract disorders, diabetes, edema, debility, cuts and wounds, infections, vomiting tendency, tumor, gastrointestinal disorders, piles, sexually transmitted diseases, pain, leucorrhea, fever, obesity, skin cancer, skin diseases, and intestinal and liver disorders. Since plants have always formed a rich source of efficacious drugs, the plants of the Tonchongya healer, particularly the plants used to treat diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, tumors, and skin cancer merit further scientific research as to their disease curing potential leading to discovery of perhaps novel drugs.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image

Author(s): Bipul Datta Preyanka Akter Rupaly Dipak Biswas Md Samim Hossain FahamidaBegum Aklima Akter Sharmin Akter Lila Nur Ishita Malekand Mohammed Rahmatullah


Tonchongya, ethnomedicine, tribal practices, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, Tonchongya healer,Tribal

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version