alexa Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Residents in Northern Surigao del Sur,Philippines
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Research Article

Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Residents in Northern Surigao del Sur,Philippines

Gemma A Gruyal1*, Romeo del Roasario2 and Nenita D Palmes2
1Surigao del Sur State University, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines
2Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Philippines
Corresponding Author : Gemma A Gruyal
Surigao del Sur State University- Cantilan
College of Education Business and Management, Linintian
Cantilan, Surigao del Sur 8317, Philippines - 083-212-5132
Tel: 9088838950
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 03, 2014; Accepted June 19, 2014; Published June 22, 2014
Citation: Gruyal GA, del Roasario R, Palmes ND (2014) Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Residents in Northern Surigao del Sur, Philippines. Nat Prod Chem Res 2:140 doi: 10.4172/2329-6836.1000140
Copyright: © 2014 Gruyal G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The study was conducted to document the medicinal plants utilized for the treatment of various ailments among residents in the northern part of Surigao del Sur. The mode of preparation and treatment is also included in the documentation. Demographic and ethnobotanical knowledge was gathered through interviews using a semi-structured questionnaire. Fifty (50) informants were involved in providing information on the 65 plant species documented as medicinal plants and utilized by the residents to treat different kinds of diseases and ailments. The most frequently used plant part in terms of percentage of the total number of species was the leaves (84.3%). This was followed by stem (8.9%), roots (7.1%), bark (4.3%), hair and rhizome (1.4%). The methods applied in the preparation of the herbal medicine were pounding, crushing, preheating, soaking, decocting and infusing. The most common health problems treated by the identified medicinal plants were stomach ailments, respiratory diseases, wounds, boils and muscle pains. Most of the medications were administered orally.

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