Pham Thanh Huyen1,*, Nguyen Quynh Nga1, Phan Van Truong1, Hoang Van Toan1,
Nguyen Minh Khoi1, Hoang Dinh Hoan2, Bui Thi Man3, Doan Thi Tuyet Mai4, Ngo Thi Mai Anh5
1National Institute of Medicinal Material, Vietnam; 2Lang Son Department of Health, Vietnam
3Lang Son College of Medicine, Vietnam; 4Traditional Medicine Administration,
Ministry of Health, Vietnam; 5Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
(Received January, 10th, 2016)
Survey on Indigenous Knowledge of Using Medicinal Plants and Remedies
Among Ethnic Communities in Lang Son Province, Vietnam
The surveys were conducted on 65 communes of 6 districts in Lang Son province, Vietnam. Using questionnaire and direct interview with local healers and the people who have experience in using medicinal plants. Construct route-based surveys and collecting sample and specimen of medicinal plants. The result of survey were recorded 785 species of medicinal plants, belonging to 514 genera, 175 families, 62 orders, 2 subdivisions, 6 divisions and 3 species of medicinal fungi, belonging to 3 genera, 3 families, 3 orders, 1 division. Total of 200 remedies were collected from 4 ethnic groups (Dao, Tay, H’mong and Nung). 180 medicinal plants being used in these remedies for treating 12 groups of common diseases are identified. The obtained results shown that indigenous knowledge among ethnic groups in Lang Son on using medicinal plant for health care is rich and has its own characters.
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge, Remedies, Medicinal plants, Lang Son.
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