Survey of the Utilization of Herbs in a Family Forest: Case Study of Mr. Chuangchan Usaprom’s Family Forest

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Noppadol Hongsuwan
Rattana Intaket
Kraisri Srithupthai
Kanittha Thuma
Suthitra Phonraksa
Phakamat Tangsuwannakun

Abstract

The purpose of the research was to study the knowledge related to the use of herbs from Mr. Chuangchan Usaprom’s family forest in Phanna Nikhom District, Sakhon Nakhon province. Combined methods for data collection included a field survey and interviews with local key informants during January–February 2019. The herb information obtained was classified according to their utilization. The results have shown that the 5-acre family forest has 76 plant varieties classified into 40 families, 3 of which are most common, including Fabaceae (9 species), Rubiaceae (8 species) and Apocynacae (4 species). When classified by usage characteristics, 6 plant groups are: (1) medicinal, (2) native vegetables (3) woods for house construction, making appliances and using as fuel, (4) seasonal fruit trees, (5) ornamental flowers (6) other utilities; many species can be used for several purposes. For utilization, as many as 38 species are used as medicinal plants, mostly for postpartum care and body nourishment. Most of the plant varieties can be utilized in every season, except that fruit plants are seasonal in the rainy season and summer.

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