ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY AND USAGE OF MEDICINAL PLANT IN DAYAK TUNJUNG TRIBE, EAST KALIMANTAN

Francisca Murti Setyowati

Abstract


Modern medicine has been known by people in East Kalimantan including Dayak Tunjung tribe, but until now they still maintain their tradition in utilizing plants in the forest and the surrounding area for curing various diseases.The empirical experience and knowledge from them are very valuable information for developing new drugs. Field study recorded 47 plant species were being used as medicinal plants by Dayak Tunjung people in East Kalimantan. Further research need to be done to analyze the chemical compounds of these medicinal plants and also the safe dosage of its use.

Keywords: Medicinal plant, traditional medicine, Dayak Tunjung Tribe, East Kalimantan

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