Medicinal plants used by the Hre community in the Ba to district of central Vietnam
Vo Van Minh, Nguyen Thi Kim Yen, Phạm Thi Kim Thoa
Ethnobotanical studies on traditional medicinal plants were conducted in Ba To district and documented different types of traditional medicinal plants used by the indigenous peoples. The study was focused on identifyingrnmedicinal plants, distribution, disease treated, part of the plant used, and methods of preparation… A total 45 species of medicinal plants (belonging to 26 families) were collected. Of them, 2 species of medicinal plants werernfound in the Red List medicines Vietnam, 6 species were assumed as precious ones, according to local knowledge of the people. Medicinal plants are mined primarily from nature (84.44 %). Based on indigenous knowledge, suchrnplants expressed to treat 12 different diseases, the most medicinal plants used to treat osteoarthritis, kidney, endocrine and liver.
Fig.: parts of medicinal plants used in treatment.