J Ethnopharmacol. 1987 May; 19(3): 285-317.
The medicinal plants of Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia.
Department of Anaesthetics Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, U.K.
This paper describes an ethnopharmacological study of two remote settlements in Indonesia. Interviews with practitioners of traditional medicine (dukuns) were carried out to determine the vernacular names of plants used for medicinal purposes. Parts used, methods of preparation and the medicinal uses of 158 species are presented in an inventory. Samples from several species are currently undergoing chemical analysis.