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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 2850845, 12 pages -

Research ArticleCentre of Research for Sustainable Uses of Natural Resources CoR-SUNR, Faculty of Science, Technology and Human Development, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia UTHM, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

Received 14 September 2015; Accepted 5 November 2015

Academic Editor: Rahmatullah Qureshi

Copyright © 2016 Siti Fatimah Sabran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study documented ethnomedical knowledge of plants used for the treatment of tuberculosis TB and its related symptoms as practiced by the Jakun community of Kampung Peta, situated in Endau Rompin Johor National Park, Johor, Malaysia. Eight key informants were selected by snowball sampling technique and data about medicinal plants were collected by semistructured interviews, participatory observations, and focus group. Qualitative analysis was undertaken using thematic analysis. There were 23 species of plants 22 genera, 20 families documented and herbarium specimens were deposited at the UTHM Herbarium. Dipterocarpus sublamellatus was recorded for the first time with ethnomedical uses while other species were previously reported. The qualitative approach employed in this study demonstrates the emic perspective in terms of perceptions on traditional herbal medicine, transfer of knowledge, significant taboos related with medicinal plants, and their conservation efforts. Local and biomedical terminology in treatment of TB showed substantial correspondence. The outcomes obtained in the study are worth being further investigated for conservation strategies and are worthy of verifying their ethnomedical claims scientifically.

Autor: Siti Fatimah Sabran, Maryati Mohamed, and Mohd Fadzelly Abu Bakar



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