Family’s Medicinal Plants Development through Community Participation (Case Study in Gunung Leutik Village, Ciampea Subdistrict, Bogor).
Pengembangan Tumbuhan Obat Keluarga Melalui Peran Serta Masyarakat (Studi Kasus di Kampung Gunung Leutik Desa Benteng, Kecamatan Ciampea Bogor)
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Health is a crucial aspect to reach family and social welfare. Unfortunately, it is still difficult for some people to access health services and modern medicines. The alternative solutions are needed to solve health problems. One of the best solutions is back to the nature by consuming natural medicines obtained from medicinal plants, which is relatively safer and cheaper. Therefore people need to understand about the potencies and benefits of medicinal plants surround them in order to build community’s interest on natural medicines and develop family’s medicinal plants. The objective of this research is identifying the medicine plant potency which can be developed to increase the family health independently, searching knowledge, using and cultivating the family’s medicinal plants as a medicine facility and family health preservation. This study was conducted during May until June 2009 in Gunung Leutik Village, Ciampea Subdistrict, Bogor. Materials and tools that were used such documents from certain institutions; map; camera; questioner related to the community’s knowledge, utilization and cultivation of medicinal plants and writing equipments. This research was conducted in May until June 2009 at Kampung Gunung Leutik, Benteng Village, Kecamatan Ciampea, Bogor. Materials and devices that needed in this research are: documents from many instances, map, camera, questionnaire for citizen of Gunung Leutik in the relationship with knowledge, usage and cultivation of medicine plant, writing tools. Gunung Leutik Village possesses big medicinal plants potencies that consist of 216 species, 70 family spread at 6 RT. Based on habitat typology, the potencies of medicinal plants are mostly found at house yards and gardens. The habitus is dominated by herbs. Leaves and roots are parts of plants that mostly used. The potencies of medicinal plants in Gunung Leutik village are able to be used for treating 25 kinds of illness. The potencies of medicinal plants are not used optimally yet. Out of 216 species of medicinal plants, only 45, 37% was known by people, 21, 76% was usually used and 26, 85% was cultivated. One of solution to develop family’s medicinal plants is cultivating important medicinal plants. It is hopefully, the family’s medicinal plants will be used properly to maintain family’s and community’s health toward better quality of life.