Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia

Research Article

The Tradition of Medication In Manuscripts: Efforts To Fight Pandemics By Medicinal Heritage In Manuscripts

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314168,
        author={Dede  Hidayatullah and Agus  Yulianto},
        title={The Tradition of Medication In Manuscripts: Efforts To Fight Pandemics By Medicinal Heritage In Manuscripts},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={manuscripts medication cultural heritage},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314168}
    }
    
  • Dede Hidayatullah
    Agus Yulianto
    Year: 2021
    The Tradition of Medication In Manuscripts: Efforts To Fight Pandemics By Medicinal Heritage In Manuscripts
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314168
Dede Hidayatullah1,*, Agus Yulianto1
  • 1: Balai Bahasa Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia
*Contact email: dayatdh@gmail.com

Abstract

Old manuscripts are the heritage of the past that capture life, culture, and science, as well as medication. This heritage must exist and live in the next generation. The objective of this study is to examine the healing practice in the manuscripts in South Kalimantan (Banjar Manuscripts). The data source of this research is from the Medicinal Mantra Manuscript, Mystical Mantra Manuscript, and the Astambul Manuscript. The method of the research is descriptive. The researchers are collecting medicinal data from the two manuscripts, then selecting the data according to the research needs. The results show that there is a healing practice for various diseases such as fever, respiratory illness, lower back pain, toothache, headaches, eye disease, and muscle pain. There are three mediums of healing, namely herb, mantra (spell), and azimat (amulet). The forms of medicine used are majun (herb drinking), wadak (herb powder), compress, ingestion, and reciting the medium such as a prayer, isim, or mantra. The treatment in the Banjar manuscript will be useful for alternative treatment of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully, there will be further research that discusses medicinal manuscripts in the medical field.