A Database System for the Diversity of Medicinal Herbs used as Traditional Medicinal Formulas of the Cha-Uat Thai Traditional Medicine Club, Cha-Uat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province

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Siriluk Sintupachee
Somporn Ruang-On

Abstract

Herbs are increasingly being used as medications and therapies for a variety of ailments. Herbs are employed in a variety of ways by professionals in each field, each with its own set of characteristics. The goal of this study is to collect plants utilized in the Cha-Uat Thai traditional medicine club therapeutic formulations and compile them into a database of medicinal plant uses. Herbal, medicinal use, and plant parts utilized in formula data were gathered by contacting two Thai traditional physicians who were competent in Thai traditional medicine. Plants from the medicinal blend were then compiled into a list and made into an app that includes plant photos as well as information about their therapeutic properties. There are up to 69 herb species in 37 plant families, with Family Zingiberaceae being the most common (21.73 percent, 15 plant species). The group creates ten folkloric medication formulations that use more than five plants and diverse plant components. The majority of plant components were included in the recipe, with leaves accounting for 25.28 percent and pith accounting for 1.14 percent, except for the Andrographis paniculata preparation, which comprised only one plant species. A database application was developed for usage on smartphones running the Android and iOS operating systems. Academics, students, others (10 persons each) were assessed using a simple search by praising the application, which was subsequently reviewed using a satisfaction questionnaire after it had been used extensively. The findings indicated that the samples were generally happy with the usage of the herbal database, with a total satisfaction rating of 4.65.

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