Traditional or folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) administer primary healthcare to most of the rural population in Bangladesh. They utilize medicinal plants for various formulations to treat diverse ailments. The medicinal plants used by the Kavirajes vary considerably from region to region.
In this essay, we attempted to catalogue and describe African indigenous knowledge, in contributing to sustainable health development in Sub Saharan Africa. In the face of poverty and threats of diseases such as ebola.We also describe how biotechnology can enhance cultural mechanism for improved health care.
The present work seeks to quantify the knowledge of two rural communities in the semi-arid region of the state of Pernambuco (northeastern Brazil) concerning two species of native medicinal plants: “aroeira do sertao”, ˜ Myracrodruon urundeuva (Engl.) Fr. All. (Anacardiaceae) and “angico”, Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan (Mimosaceae).