Comparative Study Of Ethnobotany Of Medicinal Plants In Three Traditional Markets In West Sumatra

Afdal Habib, Tesri Maideliza, Syamsuardi Syamsuardi


Every traditional medicine practitioner in West Sumatra has the same way of using medicinal plants and some have different ways. Traditional medicine practitioners have their own ways of using medicinal plants based on the knowledge they have gained. The research method used was a survey conducted using an ethnobotanical approach through free, semi-structured, in-depth interviews and participatory observation. Interviews were conducted with 1 traditional medicine traders in each market. The survey locations were Padang City Market, Pariaman City Market and Solok City Market. The target respondents were traditional medicine traders who brought their merchandise when the survey activity was carried out. The data collected includes the local name, method of use, dosage used, processing as medicine, and type of disease treated. 25 plant families have ethnobotanical value as medicinal plants with a total of 42 species. The Zingiberaceae family is the most widely sold, with 8 species, accounting for 19%. The organs used for making medicine are mostly 30% leaves. The most widely used plant habit is herbaceous, namely 60%. The most common way of using medicinal plants is by drinking, namely 76%.
KEYWORD: Traditional Markets, Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants


Traditional Markets, Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants

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