There are many known traditional medicinal plants are efficacious. But unfortunately some conditions lead to the existence of these medicinal plants are threatened with extinction.What are the causes?
“While there are several medicinal plants which nearly threatened with extinction and should be protected,” said Head of Central Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine,Beautiful Yuniprapti in event press briefing in Building Kemenkes,jakarta.
Indonesia said to the beautiful main reason for the transfer function of the land, especiallyin the forest as a result of illegal logging. This is because there are plants that needprotection from a large tree.
Yet there are also several other causes, namely:
- The existence of the conversion of forest into residential
- Disasters such as forest fires or floods
- The existence of a very forced harvesting without replanting accompanied by
- The existence of global warming and well balanced ecosystems that are not
“Other causes are also cultivated plants that are difficult or hard to be planted in other places (plants in situ),” said Indah.
Give examples of some beautiful plants in Indonesia that almost threatened species such as plants purwaceng high demand but not planted again when these plants take a year togrow and other treatments. Plants and the earth peg the high demand and the plant isneeded so that the roots are usually unplugged everything.
“It required a medicinal plant research and inventory to identify the active ingredientformula and finger printing that is not extinct,” said Head of Applied Technology Center forHealth and Clinical Epidemiology Kemenkes Siswanto dr.
Dr. Siswanto said the use of medicinal plants and traditional medicine will be much help in overcoming and preventing the occurrence of disease is not contagious and is expected to be one step ahead compared to other states.
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