Vol. 11, Issue 6, Part A (2023)
Ethnobotany of medicinal plants by the Suak Bugis community, Nagan Raya, Aceh, Indonesia
Author(s): Saudah and Ernilasari
Abstract: Sumber Bakti Village, Suka Makmur District, Nagan Raya, was the site of an ethnobotanical survey. Suak Bugis with a peat area is the name of this location. Plants are increasingly being used as medicine in traditional medicine treatment efforts. The use of therapeutic plants in the Suak Bugis area, however, has not been adequately documented or scientifically validated. As a result, this study was conducted to document the varieties of medicinal plants utilized by the community in Sumber Bakti, as well as traditional knowledge about the use of plants as medicine. To collect ethnographic data, the snowball sampling approach was used. The interview was detailed and candid. Semi-structured and in-depth interviews were done. The data was analyzed using the quantitative value of the ethnomedicinal index (UV). This study resulted in the identification of 31 plant species from 18 families that are employed in traditional medicine. The Zingiberaceae family is the most prevalent. The leaves are the most commonly used portion. Plants as medicines can be used to improve public health by serving as standards in traditional medications and conventional medicinal formulations.
How to cite this article:
Saudah, Ernilasari. Ethnobotany of medicinal plants by the Suak Bugis community, Nagan Raya, Aceh, Indonesia. Int J Herb Med 2023;11(6):15-22. DOI: 10.22271/flora.2023.v11.i6a.909