Ethnobotany of Medicinal Plants Used by Dayak Community in Mandomai Village, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Dayak community has a long history of using medicinal plants as traditional medicine. But this knowledge is conveyed verbally without any written documentation. Therefore, this study aim is topreserve Dayak`s knowledge about medicinal plants in Mandomai village. To collect the information, a survey was conducted in January 2019. Snowball sampling method was utilized to select 11 informant. Data were collected using structured interviews to gather information about local names, part of plants, benefit of plants and how the plants are used. The result showed that 55 species of medicinal plants used by the Dayak community in Mandomai as traditional medicine. . However, only 48 species were identified, while 7 others were still in the process of being identified. The most widely used part of the plants is the leaves. Before being used as traditional medicine, medicinal plants are processed first. Some plants are ground and used immediately, while some are boiled or soaked in warm water.
Keywords - Dayak community, Ethnobotany, Medicinal plants, Central Kalimantan