An Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Used by Malay Community in Selected Village in Jempol Negeri Sembilan

Izzati Nurshakira, Binti Md Aris (2014) An Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Used by Malay Community in Selected Village in Jempol Negeri Sembilan. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Ethnobotanical study is the study of interaction with a particular emphasis on traditional tribal cultures. Considering the importance of ethnobotanical study, a study was carried out on the traditional knowledge and usage of medicinal plants among the Malay communities at two selected village in Jempol Negeri Sembilan. Information was obtained from survey by talking with respondent by interviewing also with semi-structured questionnaire. The samples of medicinal plants collected along the interview were preserved as herbarium specimens at Herbarium of Faculty of Resource Science and Technology. A total of 69 species belonging to 43 families was recorded where family Zingiberaceae has the highest number of species and family Cucurbitaceae has the least number of species. Most species are herbs, followed by trees, climbers and shrubs. Plants parts most commonly used include leaves, fruits, flowers, roots, whole plants, rhizomes and stem, with the leaves as the most reported used. The plants were used externally, internally and also externalinternal application. The most disease can be treated by medicinal plants collected are hypertension, diabetes, postpartum period, skin problems, and as an anti-aging.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnobotany, Medicinal plants, Malay community, 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: 09 May 2019 02:58
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 02:58
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24776

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