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Tajul Muluk: a traditional Malay text of ethnobotany and ethnomedicine

Mohd Shafri, Mohd. Affendi and Nazarudin, Ain Najihah (2022) Tajul Muluk: a traditional Malay text of ethnobotany and ethnomedicine. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology (BJRST), 12 (2). pp. 74-81. ISSN 2229-9769 E-ISSN 0128-2972

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Ethnobotanical and ethnomedical knowledge of the Malays could be known either through oral sources or documented sources. The traditional sources of Malay medicine are useful for traditional and modern pharmaceuticals development in Malaysia and for conservation of biodiversity. This study aims to extract and categorise the ethnobotanical and ethnomedical contents documented in the medical chapter of Tajul Muluk, in the Malay ancient text. Transliteration and data extraction were carried out in order to identify and classify the information in the text. The manuscript has 292 medical interventions for 56 different diseases such as cough, fever, and mental health issues. There are descriptions available for different medical formulations using 209 plant- based materials, 12 animal-based materials and 40 other types. Many of the name and use of the materials are now rare or not well-known in modern today’s society. Medical descriptions listed in Tajul Muluk will be a documented proof of herbs used by local Malay population utilised as ethnobotanical and ethnomedical resources. Hence retrieving useful ancient documental knowledge should be explored in finding useful cures and alternatives therapeutics for various diseases

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, Malay, traditional medicine, Tajul Muluk
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Affendi Mohd Shafri
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2023 09:49
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 09:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103239

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