Ethnomedical Survey of Aborigines Medicinal Plants in Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia

Hamzah, Nurraihana and Noor Azmi, Norfarizan Hanoon and Hasmah, A. and Norsuhana, A. H. and Fatan, H. Y. (2016) Ethnomedical Survey of Aborigines Medicinal Plants in Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia. Health and the Environment Journal, 7 (1). pp. 59-76. ISSN 2180-1126

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    Abstract

    The practice of herbal medicine had been diminishing, which may lead to the loss of valuable information about healing herbs. Therefore, an ethnomedical analysis was carried out in order to document the traditional medicinal uses of plants, which are commonly used among the Kelantanese Aborigines. A detailed systematic exploration of traditional ethnobotanical knowledge of medicinal plants of rural area in Kelantan was carried out mainly through interviews among aboriginal households (house-to-house interviews) and traditional healers. A total of 46 species was identified as having potential medicinal efficacy in curing different diseases and illnesses. Findings from this study can be used as a pharmacological basis in selecting plants for further phytochemical and pharmaceutical-nutrition studies.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnomedical, medicinal plants, Kelantanese aborigines.
    Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
    Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Kesihatan (School of Health Sciences) > Article
    Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Kesihatan (School of Health Sciences) > Health and the Environment Journal
    Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press) > Health and the Environment Journal
    Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
    Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 12:52
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 12:52
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/35818

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