Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part A (2020)
Medicinal plants diversity in Bukit Rimbang Bukit Baling wildlife reserve, Riau, Indonesia
Author(s): Nurma Rosalia and Ratna Susandarini
Abstract: Documentation of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants from people live in remote areas plays an important role in preserving local wisdom and culture. The objectives of this study were to explore the diversity of medicinal plants and to produce documentation on indigenous knowledge from people living in the Bukit Rimbang Bukit Baling Wildlife Reserve. Data on medicinal plants were obtained based on interviews with 20 respondents from two villages. Collection of plant specimens was done for species identification. Results showed that there were 63 species from 38 families used as traditional medicine. Part of plants most widely used for treatment of illness or health problems was leaves. Decoction and maceration were two methods mainly used for preparing herbal recipes. The most common mode of oral administration was by drinking the potion of herbal recipes, whereas topical administration was generally done by rubbing the herbal poultice on the affected body parts.
How to cite this article:
Nurma Rosalia, Ratna Susandarini. Medicinal plants diversity in Bukit Rimbang Bukit Baling wildlife reserve, Riau, Indonesia. Int J Herb Med 2020;8(4):33-38.