Use of Wild Plants for Medicinal Purposes Among Rural Bidayuh Communities of Selampit and Raso in Lundu District

Eva Empira, Anak Kasim (2007) Use of Wild Plants for Medicinal Purposes Among Rural Bidayuh Communities of Selampit and Raso in Lundu District. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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The potential of wild plants as the herbal product are readily known long time ago and the knowledge have been passed through several generations. A case study on two in Lundu District villages (Selampit and Raso) shows that traditional and modem medicines are used in treatment of illness. Wild plant is regarded as the appropriate treatment for serious and non-serious illness among the Bidayuh communities in Lundu. A total of 54 respondents from two villages were studied of their use of medicinal plants. The methods that been used to gather the infonnation is the structure questionnaire. This study highlights aspects on the types of plants, types of illnesses, the plant uses and their application. The methods used to estimate the values of plants used for medicine by the local communities are opportunity cost / direct cost, replacement value and contingent valuation. About 30 species of plants were identified as having some medicinal properties by the communities. Few examples of popular medicinal plants available in the target area are Blumea balsamifera (Si'suoh), Zingiber OfJicinale Roscoe (Roie) and Cassia alata (Dowon Su'lok). The average value of traditional medicine used by a household was estimated to be RM48.40 per year. By extrapolating this value to the certain area in Lundu the estimate would be RM34,291.40 per year, based on a conservative assumption that only 25% of the household population these use traditional medicine

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (BSc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak , 2007.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional medicine, Opportunity cost/direct cost, Replacement Value and Contingent valuation, 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
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 03:41
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 04:34

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