Editorial


     

Editorial Article

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Rahmatullah

Dhaka

1. Abstract: Traditional medicinal systems have always played an important part in the health-care system of almost all countries of the world. Even in the developed countries, most people have at least once in their life time has visited traditional medicinal practitioners or have taken traditional medicinal products. Bangladesh is particularly rich in traditional medicinal systems, which include Ayurveda, Unani, homeopathy, and folk medicine. Ayurveda is the oldest and arguably the most systematized form of traditional medicinal system in the Indian sub-continent. The practice of Ayurveda has been going on for at least the last three thousand and five hundred years. Sadly, with the introduction of allopathic medicine, traditional medicines started to lose ground with people switching over more and more to allopathic drugs. However, in recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the traditional medicinal systems, and such systems has been given due recognizance by the World Health Organization. This is a timely turn of events for many modern drugs have been discovered through close observations of traditional medicinal practices. Moreover, many modern drugs have developed drug-resistance and some have quite serious adverse side-effects. In many of such cases, traditional medicines can fill up the gap, more so, because of their ready availability and cheaper prices.

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