Ethno-Botanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used by the Talaandig of Lourdes, Valencia City, Buidnon, Philippines
Cababan, Mc Arthur L , Eslawan, John David C.
Corresponding Author : Cababan, Mc Arthur L
College of Education, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Maramag, 8714 Bukidnon, Philippines
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Received : 2019-01-12 Accepted : 2019-03-01 Published : 2019-03-01
Abstract : Traditionally, plants have been used as a source of medicine in Mindanao by indigenous people inhabiting various terrains especially when there is absence of medicines. An ethno-botanical survey was done to Talaandig people of Barangay Lourdes. Specifically, it aims to identify and determine some weed species; determine some local names used by Talaandig and assess the weeds species preparation and its application. Data revealed a total of 28 species belonging to 10 families and 26 genera. Most of the species collected were processed through decoction, juice and soaked. Age and gender of the Talaandig does not correlated to medicinal plant usage. Weed species still plays a vital role in primary healthcare of Indigenous People in Mindanao, Philippines. Therefore, awareness about the conservation of medicinal flora should be raised among the local communities.
Keywords : Ethno-botanical, Talaandig, Local Terms
Citation : Cababan, Mc Arthur L. et al (2019). Ethno-Botanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used by the Talaandig of Lourdes, Valencia City, Buidnon, Philippines, J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V7I3.02 DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.2580801
Copyright : © 2019 Cababan, Mc Arthur L. . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences
ISSN : 2348-294X
Volume 7 / Issue 3
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