Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Iban Community in selected longhouses in Tatau, Bintulu

Poh, Shirley (2016) Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Iban Community in selected longhouses in Tatau, Bintulu. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Ethnobotany study is a study of relationship between people and plants. This study was carried out among Iban community in four longhouses in Tatau district, Bintulu. Over-exploitation of forest causes the detailed documentation of plants to decrease. The objectives of this study are to document medicinal plants, its part involved and method of herbal preparation. It was carried out through interview session with the respondents and identification of medicinal plants. A total of 64 species from 33 families were identified and documented in study area. The most common species used as medicinal plants was Zingiberaceae family, followed by Fabaceae and Lamiaceae families. There were 34 ailments treated by medicinal plants where majority of it were minor ailments such as cough and diabetes. In addition, ailments can be treated internally and externally such as eating and applying onto infected area respectively. The most common method in herbal preparation is decoction. The part of plant that was commonly used was leaves where fresh leaves was preferred for better effect. The significance of this study is that these species, Alstonia scholaris, Fagraea auriculata, Imperata cylindrica, Ipomea aquatica, Sapindus rarak, Tinospora rumphii and Zea mays were used only among Iban community in Malaysia.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnobotany, Medicinal plants, Iban community, Tatau district, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 00:14
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24165

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