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Ethnomedical knowledge of plants used for the treatment of tuberculosis in Johor, Malaysia

Sabran, Siti Fatimah and Mohamed, Maryati and Abu Bakar, Mohd Fadzelly (2016) Ethnomedical knowledge of plants used for the treatment of tuberculosis in Johor, Malaysia. Evidence-based of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016. ISSN 17414288

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Abstract

This study documented ethnomedical knowledge of plants used for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and its related symptoms as practiced by the Jakun community of Kampung Peta, situated in Endau Rompin Johor National Park, Johor, Malaysia. Eight key informants were selected by snowball sampling technique and data about medicinal plants were collected by semistructured interviews, participatory observations, and focus group. Qualitative analysis was undertaken using thematic analysis. There were 23 species of plants (22 genera, 20 families) documented and herbarium specimens were deposited at the UTHM Herbarium. Dipterocarpus sublamellatus was recorded for the first time with ethnomedical uses while other species were previously reported. The qualitative approach employed in this study demonstrates the emic perspective in terms of perceptions on traditional herbal medicine, transfer of knowledge, significant taboos related with medicinal plants, and their conservation efforts. Local and biomedical terminology in treatment of TB showed substantial correspondence. The outcomes obtained in the study are worth being further investigated for conservation strategies and are worthy of verifying their ethnomedical claims scientifically.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technolgy and Heritage
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 03:10
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 03:10
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8429
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