Ethnopharmacological Note: Tectaria variolosa (Wall. ex Hook) C. Chr. (Dryopteridaceae) – previously unreported use of the fern species against diabetes and swelling of legs 
S.M. Shatil Shahriar, Muhammad Shaiful Alam Bhuiyan, Mohammed Rahmatullah

Tectaria variolosa (Wall. ex Hook) C. Chr. is a fern species belonging to the Dryopteridaceae family and also known by its synonym, Tectaria impressa (Fée) Holttum. The fern can be found in the Rema Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary, in Chunarughat of Habiganj district, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. A survey of medicinal plants present within the Sanctuary area revealed the fern, whose medicinal uses were obtained from a local folk medicinal practitioner, Md. Atiyar Gazi.

Keywords: Tectaria variolosa, swelling