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Traditional Medicine/Plants for the Treatment of Reproductive Disorders in Asia Nations
Muhammad Jahangir Hossen1,2, Md Bashir Uddin3,4, Syed Sayeem Uddin Ahmed5, Zhi-Ling Yu6 and Jae Youl Cho1,*
1Department of Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea; 2Department of Animal Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali -8602, Bangladesh; 3College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, Republic of Korea; 4Department of Medicine, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh; 5Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh; 6School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China
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Traditionally, ethnomedicine plays a vital role for curing various diseases in Asian nation’s specially rural and ethnic peoples for its lucrative and ease of use. For primary health care, 70-80% of the peoples in the developing countries rely on medicinal plant and the tendency of using ethnomedicine was also gradually increasing in the developed countries as it has almost no side effect. Traditional medicine plays an important role in the management of reproductive health problems of the Asian native population due to socioeconomic and geographical factors. Recently, attention of many pharmaceutical companies and researchers has been focused on medicinal plants, especially dietary products, as a wealthy resource for drug discovery and development because of the merit of diversified health benefits and therapeutic potentialities due to the presence of pharmacologically active compounds. Here, we benchmark the traditional herbal remedies for treatment of reproductive disorders to both human and animals with their identified molecular mechanisms and possibilities of further research as candidate for future drug discovery and development.

Key words: Asian countries, Ethnomedicine, Medicinal plants, Reproductive disorder, Reproductive health


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)