Study of Ethnobotany for Bioconservation Medical Plant (Zingiberaceae)

Wiryani, Erry and Perwati, Lilih Khotim and Murningsih, Murningsih (2012) Study of Ethnobotany for Bioconservation Medical Plant (Zingiberaceae). In: The 2nd International Seminar on Pardigm and Innovation on Natural Sciences and Its Application, 04 Oktober 2012, FMIPA Undip.



The plants have enormous benefits for the whole process of life on earth and for human, plant given the benefit through the production of secondary metabolites for drugs. Knowledge of traditional medicinal use of plants as usually done for generations and is the local knowledge so it is important to document local knowledge in order to remain sustainable and not eroded by modernization. Zingiberaceae is one of the plant that has high economic value, other than as a medicinal plant, also used as a spices and has great potential in the cosmetics industry as well as traditional and modern medicine. The purpose of this study as know the species of family Zingiberaceae used as medicinal plants, market price and the conservation efforts made by the community. The method are study literature and interviews with the general society, the sellers of carrying the traditional medicinal (jamu gendong), the sellers of empon empon and the massage, in the centre of medicinal plants in Jawa tengah. The Data of plants are gathered by doing several vegetation analysis. The method used is the quadrate method analysis with 5 x 5 metres in size. The results showed that there are 17 species of the family Zingiberaceae used as a medicinal plant in the study area. Another benefit are the herb massage, body power, spices, beverages and coloring materials. Kunyit (Curcuma domestica) has the highest of the use value. The highest average market price si kencur (Kaempferia galanga). Conservation efforts have been made that the development of the centers of the plant family Zingiberaceae in 6 areas of research that are the city of Semarang, Semarang regency, Boyolali regency, Sukoharjo regency, Karanganyar regency, and Wonogiri regency.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ethnobotany, zingiberaceae, medicinal plants, conservation
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions:Faculty of Science and Mathematics > Department of Biology
ID Code:40502
Deposited By:Mr. Biologi Admin
Deposited On:22 Nov 2013 12:17
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