Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Research Article

Diversity of Plants Species Abundantly Consumed In Traditional Practice of Siamese Community of Kelantan, Malaysia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288671,
        author={Aweng Eh Rak and Karunakaran  Tharmadurai and Zakia  Khanam and Sharifah Aisyah Syed Omar and Suganthi  Appalasamy},
        title={Diversity of Plants Species Abundantly Consumed In Traditional Practice of Siamese Community of Kelantan, Malaysia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh,  Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICASI},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={traditional use medicinal value health conscious old folk siamese community},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288671}
    }
    
  • Aweng Eh Rak
    Karunakaran Tharmadurai
    Zakia Khanam
    Sharifah Aisyah Syed Omar
    Suganthi Appalasamy
    Year: 2019
    Diversity of Plants Species Abundantly Consumed In Traditional Practice of Siamese Community of Kelantan, Malaysia
    ICASI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288671
Aweng Eh Rak1,*, Karunakaran Tharmadurai1, Zakia Khanam2, Sharifah Aisyah Syed Omar1, Suganthi Appalasamy1
  • 1: Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • 2: Faculty of Agro Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
*Contact email: aweng@umk.edu.my

Abstract

Siamese community in Kelantan are more health conscious by taking plants with medicinal value as daily dietary intake but type of plants and its traditional use yet to be explore and recorded. The objective is to identify and document plants and plant parts those are being consumed and the traditional uses. Plants that are being consumed by Siamese community in three main localities were recorded by a verbal interview with old folks of the village. Plants were collected with the guide of the old folks for identification. From the identified names, further information was collected through literature reviewed on their recorded medicinal values. A total of 20 plants were collected, identified and reported. The plants belong to 16 families. The list of plants recorded serves as a datasheet for the study of plants with medicinal value consumed by Siamese community of Kelantan