Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Health Science, ICHS 2020, 26-27 October 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

The Overview of Knowledge, Belief, and Side Effects of Using Herbal Medicines in South Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.26-10-2020.2311326,
        author={Idzni Izzati and Marvel Marvel and Ismiarni Komala},
        title={The Overview of Knowledge, Belief, and Side Effects of Using Herbal Medicines in South Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Health Science, ICHS 2020, 26-27 October 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICHS},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={belief herbal medicines knowledge side effects survey},
        doi={10.4108/eai.26-10-2020.2311326}
    }
    
  • Idzni Izzati
    Marvel Marvel
    Ismiarni Komala
    Year: 2021
    The Overview of Knowledge, Belief, and Side Effects of Using Herbal Medicines in South Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
    ICHS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-10-2020.2311326
Idzni Izzati1, Marvel Marvel1,*, Ismiarni Komala1
  • 1: Pharmacy Study Program , Faculty of Health Sciences, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, Ciputat, 15419. Indonesia
*Contact email: marvel@uinjkt.ac.id

Abstract

The use of herbal medicine is growing especially with the recommendation to go back to nature. This survey aims to overview the public knowledge, belief, and side effects of using herbal medicines in South Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. This is an analytic survey with a cross-sectional method and measured by questionnaires (n=414). Data analysis tests used are univariate and bivariate analysis. The result showed the majority of respondents had good knowledge of herbal medicines (63.3%) and a high belief in herbal medicines (72.2%). About 8.9% of respondents felt the side effect of using herbal medicine. The most side effect is digestive system disorders. In bivariate analysis, there was a correlation between gender (p=0.004) and job (p=0.013) with knowledge of herbal medicines and the correlation between age (p=0.007), gender (p=0.029), job (p=0.013), and education (p=0.001) with the belief of herbal medicines. Moreover, there was a correlation between the knowledge and belief of herbal medicine (p=0.001).