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Ethnopharmacological Note: Anti-cancer use of Eupatorium odoratum L. (Asteraceae) leaves by a folk medicinal practitioner in Satkhira district, Bangladesh
S.M. Shatil Shahriar, A.B.M. Anwarul BasharPrianka Roy Chowdhury, Ishita Malek, Mohammed Rahmatullah

Abstract
Eupatorium odoratum L. (Asteraceae) is a woody herbaceous perennial plant found growing in the wild in Bangladesh. In English, the plant is known as bitter bush, while in Bangladesh, the plant is known as ‘jarmany lota’. In a recent ethnomedicinal survey in 2016, it was observed that a female folk medicinal practitioner (FMP) named Mst. Ruma Khatun, age 37 years, and residing in Borokhordo village, Kolaroa in Satkhira district, Bangladesh, used leaves of the  
plant to treat tumours and cancer

Keywords: Eupatorium odoratum, anti-cancer