Diversity of medicinal plants for pregnancy and postpartum care of Dayak Ngaju tribe in Mantangai sub-district, Kapuas regency, Central Kalimantan

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Traditional community still maintain their knowledge in utilizing plants for curing various of disease. The study of medicinal plants in Dayak Ngaju tribe was conducted from February - May 2017 in Mantangai sub-district. The aim of this study was to obtain new information of medicinal plants diversity for pregnancy and postpartum care. The ethnomedicinal data were gathered through open ended interview, semi-structure interview, participatory observation, and field survey. Data were analysed by Index of Cultural Significance (ICS), to determine the important of medicinal plants. The study recorded 57 medicinal plants species 36 family, which were utilized for pregnancy and postpartum care. Curcuma domestica and Piper longum has the highest value of ICS. Dayak Ngaju tribe used medicinal plants for the treatment of pregnancy and postpartum in the single or mixed herbs. They used that directly by eat the parts of plants, drink as beverages, and by steam bath.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012088
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2019
Event3rd International Conference on Mathematics, Sciences, Education, and Technology, ICOMSET 2018 - Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Duration: 4 Oct 20185 Oct 2018


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