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Agarwood prescription in Malay traditional medical manuscripts

Samsudin, Nurhusna and Hashim, Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun and Muhammad Tormizi, Ummu Athiyah and Mohd Nasir, Asmak Muti'ah and Zainudin, Nur Umisha (2019) Agarwood prescription in Malay traditional medical manuscripts. In: 1st International Symposium of Agarwood and Aromatic Plants 2019 (1st ISAAP 2019), 1st-2nd October 2019, Lombok, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Aquilaria is a species of Agarwood which is well known by many names of Gaharu in Malay, Chen xiang in China, Jin-ko in Japan and Oud in Arab countries. It is one of the most sought-after trees in the world, for its many uses and valuable properties. Aside from the widespread use in the fragrance industry, Agarwood has many applications in medicine. It is traditionally reported to be able to cure many diseases such as joint-pain, diabetics and inflammatory-related ailment and diarrhoea. Thus, this article is to discuss the applicability of Agarwood in Traditional Malay Medicine (TMM) documented in old Malay text or manuscripts. The main source of manuscripts is from the collection of the Centre of Malay Manuscript, National Library Malaysia. The scope of discussion comprises the prescriptions of TMM that include Agarwood as one of the elements of the remedies, types of diseases, process of preparing the prescription, method of treatment as well as taboos. Findings from this work is expected to be able to verify the traditional use of Agarwood towards the discovery of new evident-based alternative medicine while safeguarding TMM as national heritage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 8648/77209
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agarwood, Medical manuscript, Gaharu, TMM.
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr Nurhusna Samsudin
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 09:36
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 09:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77209

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