Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DFP-00003021
Title: Knowledge and Usage of Medicinal Plants by Local People in Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
Category: Drugs from Plants
Section: Research Article
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    Papua housed an enormous number of plant species, consisting of about 20,000–25,000 species, which occur in 13 development zones, including Raja Ampat Archipelago. Local people who live in the archipelago are called Maya and Matbat. However, the knowledge and use of local medicinal plants have not been completely explored. Therefore, the research aimed to reveal knowledge about medicinal plants used by local people in Waigeo Island. Open interview and direct observation in two villages with 20 sources had been performed. The study showed that about 46 species were reported as medicinal plants by local people. Some of the species were new addition to the book Inventaris Tanaman Obat Indonesia; other species are also used by local people in Moluccas and other areas in Papua and Papua New Guinea. Several species used by Maya people are Alstonia scholaris, Arcangelisia flava, and Cryptocarya massoy. This study also showed that the local people in Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat, and West Papua have still interacted closely with their surrounding environment. The Maya and Langanyan people have sufficient knowledge about the medicinal plant species and their uses.

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    Siti Susiarti*, Deby Arifiani, L. Kristina Ibo

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    Botany Division, Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cibinong Science Center, Jl. Raya Jakarta- Bogor Km 46, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia

    *Corresponding author: Siti Susiarti, Botany Division, Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cibinong Science Center, Jl. Raya Jakarta-Bogor Km 46, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia.

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    Siti Susiarti*, Deby Arifiani, L. Kristina Ibo

    Title:Knowledge and Usage of Medicinal Plants by Local People in Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December [ Special Issue 5 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3785-3790)
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    Methodology:Knowledge and Usage
    Research Materials:Medicinal plants

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Indonesia Maya people Medicinal plants Raja Ampat West Papua

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