Indigenous knowledge on using medicinal plant of Cho Ro ethnic group in Vietnam: A case study at dong Nai culture nature reserve
Kieu Manh Huong, Nguyen Van Hop and Doan Anh Vu
The folk and indigenous knowledge system about medicinal plants of the Cho Ro community at Dong Nai Cultural Nature Reserve was reported by this paper. A total of 76 species, 74 genera, belonging to 52 families of 3 phyla were used for health care and disease treatment by the local people. Ten species are threatened, listed in the Vietnam Red Data Book (2007), Decree 32/2006/ND-CP of the Vietnamese government, and listed in the Vietnam Red List of medicinal plants. There were 10 plant life-forms, most frequently used are shrubs (26.32%), followed by the vines (19.74%), and the lowest is palm-plant (1.32%). The plant part that was used most frequently are the stems (27.63%), followed by the whole plant (26.32%), leaves (17.11%), and lowest are flowers (1.32%). A total of 7 methods of processing, in which the highest is dry and minced (35.53%), followed by washing and use fresh (26.32%), the lowest is extracting, separating (5.26%). There were 8 methods of using medicinal plants to treat 14 different disease groups in this community. The research also introduced some medicinal plants and prescriptions traditional are often used by Cho Ro people to treat the disease. These are significant "ecological-cultural" materials that can help scientists for further research those plants whose medicinal properties may be useful in the development of new drugs and a basis for the conservation and sustainable development of this knowledge.
Kieu Manh Huong, Nguyen Van Hop, Doan Anh Vu. Indigenous knowledge on using medicinal plant of Cho Ro ethnic group in Vietnam: A case study at dong Nai culture nature reserve. J Med Plants Stud 2020;8(6):123-130.