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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 4
First page : ( 1829) Last page : ( 1834)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00329.7

Ethnomedicinal Study of Medicinal Plants used against Infectious Disease by Muna Tribe of South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia

Himaniarwati*, Saleh Ahmad, Yuliastri Wa Ode, Isrul Muhammad, Pusmarani Jastria, Juliansyah Risky, Dewi Citra

Department of Pharmacy, STIKES Mandala Waluya Kendari, South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia

*Corresponding Author E-mail: himaniarwatie@gmail.com

Online published on 30 April, 2020.


The Aim of the present study was to document ethnomedicinal plants used to treat Infectious diseases by Muna Tribe in South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ethnomedicinal data was collected by participant observation and open and semi-structured interviews to collect information from local healers who are native in the study area. Ten male key informants described 26 plant species belong to 20 Families, which are used as herbal medicine for Infections. The medicinal plants have been reported for their antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. The families of Cucurbitaceae, Fabaceae, Malvaceae, Meliaceae, and Moraceae comprised of 46% of all the plants documented. For the majoririty of the plants, the were commonly used part were leaves (55%), followed by fruits (16%), stems (13%), rhizomes and roots (6%), and flowers (3%). The data could be used as a basis for further studies on medicinal plants for future phytochemical and pharmacological studies



Ethnomedicinal, Medicinal plant, Infectious, Muna tribe.


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