Volume 10 Number 2 (April 2019)

Bioscience Discovery, 10(2):72-102, April - 2019

Traditional knowledge of local people on medicinal plants in Pu Hu nature reserve, Vietnam

Hoang Van Sam1,2, Tran Van Chu1 and Nguyen Thi Thuy Duong1

Vietnam National University of Forestry

Article info
Received: 01-02-2019,
Revised: 03-04-2019,
Accepted: 08-04-2019

This paper is aimed at the conservation and development of medicinal plants in conservation and development of medicinal plants. These plants consist of 362 species, 113 families, 56 classes and 8 orders which belong to 6 phyla of all the parts of plants. Roots are mostly used for medicinal treatment with leaf, bark and fruit, used respectively. Medicinal plants are being used to treat 16 group of diseases. Among these medicinal plants, there are 14 species are listed in IUCN Red List 2018, 14 species in Vietnam Red List 2007 and 3 species in Decree 32 of the Vietnamese goverment. Due to supply being higher than demand, local people do not like to plant medicinal plants in the region. Because the women in Pu Hu nature reserve are mainly responsible for the health and care of their household, they have better knowledge on medicinal plant than men and are mainly engaged in collecting medicinal plants. Derived from the factors that affect the development of medicinal plants at Pu Hu Nature Reserve, a proposal of solutions include: management, technical solutions, social policies.

Conservation, local people, Pu Hu nature reserve, medicinal plants, traditional knowledge


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