AN ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL STUDY ON COMMONLY USED TRADITIONAL PLAN & HERBAL TREATMENT IN MALAYSIA FOR ORANG ASLI PEOPLEAbstract
A qualitative ethnopharmacological survey was carried out among a local Orang Asli tribe to gather information on the use of medicinal plants in the region of Kampung Buluh Nipis. After meeting and interviewing some informants we have gotten some few traditional plants and treatment used by Orang asli people in their daily life. After Study the results showed that majority of the Orang Asli, of Kampung Buluh Nipis are still dependent on local plants as their primary source of medication. Preservation and recording of ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological uses of traditional medicinal plants is an indispensable obligation for sustaining the medicinal and cultural resource of mankind. Extensive research on such traditional plants is of prime importance to scientifically validate their ethnopharmacological claims.
Arindam Das , B. K. Gupta , Bhole Nath , Mohd. Shahimi Mustapha
Faculty of Pharmacy, Lincoln University College , Mayang Plaza, No. 1, Block A, Jalan SS 26/2, Taman Mayang Jaya, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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