Ethno-Botanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used by the Talaandig of Lourdes, Valencia City, Buidnon, Philippines

Mc Arthur L Cababan
2019 Zenodo  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2580801 fatcat:k3ut4xkzp5dy5cgizc5hkyzfry