The Development of Folk Wisdom Products in Health Care with Traditional Thai Medicine of the District Health Promotion Hospitals in the Lower Northern Region

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wipada mukda
Kochakorn Chamnankittichai
Nisira Kaiyaras

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The objectives of this research: 1) To develop of folk wisdom products in health care with traditional Thai medicine of the district health promotion hospital in the lower Northern Region of Thailand. 2) To study of demand and satisfaction of health care recipients towards products. Methodologies of this research are using questionnaires and interviewing by asking questions to people in the local area totally 645 people, and focus group of 140 people. Statistics for analysis are frequency, percentage, average and standard deviation, and the results from the interviews were analyzed and interpreted. The research found that: 1) The folk wisdom products in healthcare are consisted of Face cleansing gel that contains corn cop charcoal of Phitsanulok Province. Hair Treatment Cream which contains oil from Sterculia foetid fruits of Sukhothai Province. Facial Serum contains Candle Lilly (Scientific Name: Tradescantia spathacea) and Mint Oil of Kamphaeng Phet Province. Skin lotion contains banana flour of Phichit Province. Sunscreen stick contains organic brown rice of Khung Tapao, Uttraradit Province. Breast-tightening gel contains flour from Ma-Hae Beans, Tak Province. Body Massage Cream contains spring water from Bann Kru, Petchaboon Province. 2) Objectives of folk wisdom products development are certification from Ministry of Public Heath, increasing income and promote business in community and absence of irritation effects from ingredients. Satisfaction of folk wisdom products development in healthcare should considerably encourage the usage of local natural resources. The fragrance of the products should be derived from natural process. Also, the development should change people’s way of life towards paying attention more to health care mindset.

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