A review on pharmacological and phytochemical study on Bangladeshi medicinal plants
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Medicinal plants have always played an important role in discovering new drug entities. As a source of lead compounds, they are a great attraction for researchers. In this regard, the medicinal plant of Bangladesh can play a vital role. The flora of Bangladesh includes 5000 of medicinal plants distributed in 200 families. Over the past few years, there has been a vast investigation on pharmacological and phytochemical properties of Bangladeshi medicinal plants. In this paper, the pharmacological and phytochemicals of the past 10 years are reviewed. Pharmacological screening of the plant showed the presence of anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-tumor and etcetera. Alkaloids, Carbohydrates, Tannins, and Flavonoids like phytochemicals presence were observed. So, this proves the richness of the pharmacological activity of the plants of Bangladesh. There are also plants yet to be discovered for their activity. Pharmacological and phytochemical studies of these plants may help to discover new lead for drugs.