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Traditional Medicine: Current Practice and Belief

by Editor: Darlina Md. Naim, Zuraidah Mohd Yusoff, Saad Othman

Publisher - Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penerbit Universiti Sai

Category - History

This book presents interesting topics on traditional practices, particularly of the Malay community in women healthcare after childbirth and during the confinement period. This tradition is still widely practiced despite the rapid modernization of the country. The traditional practice of using plants with medicinal values is still practiced in several places in Malaysia. Medicinal plant such as betel is not only evident in treating a number of diseases, but is also used as a symbol of culture, for example to the people in Aceh, Indonesia. This shows that local knowledge is the most important element in the life of a community and significant efforts to protect and preserve the knowledge must be continued. This book is an initiative to document the local knowledge of Malaysian and Acehnese society, and is dedicated to students, academicians as well as the general public

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