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Ethnopharmacological Note: A novel formulation for use of Tamarindus indica fruits to treat blood dysentery
Srabony Akter, Md. Tanvir Prodhan, Mohammed Rahmatullah

Abstract
Tamarindus indica L. is a leguminous plant belonging to the Fabaceae family and is indigenous to tropical Africa but found in abundance in Bangladesh. The fruits are consumed orally in both the ripe and unripe forms. In English, the plant is known as tamarind and in Bengali as tetul. The tree is considered to possess medicinal value, particularly its fruits, which are used traditionally in India and Bangladesh to treat abdominal pains, diarrhea, and dysenter

Keywords: Tamarindus indica, medicinal plants