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Ethnopharmacological Note: Treating lymphatic filariasis with plants and cow urine – novel treatment method of a Bangladeshi folk medicinal practitioner 
Samsun Nahar, A.B.M. Anwarul Bashar, Mohammed Rahmatullah 

Abstract
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is an infectious tropical disease caused by any one of several species of thread-like parasitic round worms like Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia timori and Brugia malayi. The disease is spread by mosquitoes. The disease is also known as elephantiasis because it causes profound disfigurement of the body through lymphoedema, elephantiasis, and scrotal swellings leading to permanent disability. It has been mentioned that LF afflicts more than 250 million people in tropical countries and about 20 million people are afflicted with LF in twelve northern districts of Bangladesh

Keywords: lymphatic filariasis, Bangladesh