The effect of bay leaves infusum (Syzygium polyanthum (Wight)) on anti inflammation in white rat sprague-Dawley
Saputra, Galihati H.
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medicinal plant has Long been used in Indonesia to maintain health since a long lime. based on empirical evidence. People only notice the effect of eating medicinal plant instead of explanation on how the medicinal plant works. Individual medicines in developing countries vwy considerably in quality. Herbs used for medicinal purposes are "crude drugs". These unprocessed herb plant or plant parts are dried and used in whole or cut forms. Herbs are prepared as teas, sometimes as capsules .for internal use and as poultices for external use. Usually medicines are developed from plants. Much modern day medicine is direct~y or indirectZv derived.from plant sources. Therefore it would not be correct to conclude that plants offer no jitrther potential for the treatment or cure of tile maJor diseases. World wide, the botanical pharmacopoeias contain tens of thousands of plants used for medicinal purposes (Danna in Ietje et al ., 2000). In Indonesia there have been many vegetables and herbs that have been widely used as traditional medicinal plants since ancient times. There are 40.000 species of medicinal plants in the world, and 30.000 species among them grow in Indonesia, including 90% species which have been identified to have medicinal effect, 74% .wecies cultivars are found wild in the forests. thick forests, fields and garden plantations, 26% species the remaining or equivalent with 940 species which have known, but only 17% which have been exploited as basic material of traditional medicines commercially (BAPPENAS, 1996; Hamid et al., 1991).
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