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MPDB 2.0: A Large Scale and Integrated Medicinal Plant Database of Bangladesh

Version 1 : Received: 8 February 2021 / Approved: 10 February 2021 / Online: 10 February 2021 (16:29:00 CET)

How to cite: Hussain, N.; Chando, R.; Abir, R.A.; Mou, M.A.; Hasan, M.K.; Ashraf, M.A. MPDB 2.0: A Large Scale and Integrated Medicinal Plant Database of Bangladesh. Preprints 2021, 2021020270 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0270.v1). Hussain, N.; Chando, R.; Abir, R.A.; Mou, M.A.; Hasan, M.K.; Ashraf, M.A. MPDB 2.0: A Large Scale and Integrated Medicinal Plant Database of Bangladesh. Preprints 2021, 2021020270 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0270.v1).

Abstract

Medicinal plants are generally defined as rare herbals with potent medicinal activities that can be used as an alternative treatment for diseases. Recent studies exploring novel medicine developments, originating from folk-medicinal practices challenges this notion and suggests that both the circumference of the term medicinal plant and their potential application covers a substantially extensive verse than previously suggested. While medicinal plants are not limited to the borders of any country, Bangladesh and its south-east Asian neighbors do boast a huge collection of potent medicinal plants with considerable folk-medicine history compared to most other countries of the world. MPDB 2.0 is the continuation of MPDB 1.0, it serves as both a data repertoire for medicinal of Bangladesh and a user-friendly interface for researchers, health practitioners, drug developers, and students who wish to study the various medicinal & nutritive plants scattered around Bangladesh and the underlying phytochemicals contributing to their efficacy in folk medicine. While in developing MPDB 2.0 human diseases have been highly focused upon, the information in this database is not limited in its application for human diseases or diseases only, as many of the plants indexed here can serve in developing biofuel or bioremediation technologies or nutritive diets or cosmetics, etc. MPDB 2.0 comprises a collection of more than five hundred medicinal plants from Bangladesh along with a record of their corresponding scientific, family, and local names together with their utilized parts, information regarding ailments, active compounds, and PubMed ID of related publications.

Keywords

MPDB2.0,; medicinal plant; medicinal plant database of Bangladesh; folk medicine

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