Utilization Herbal Plants in The Fiber of The Buk Jampi-Jampi Jawi as a Tradition of Java Treatment (Ethnomedicines Study)

  • Respati Retno Utami
  • Octo Dendy Andriyanto
  • Sukarman Sukarman
Keywords: herbal plants; traditional medicine; ethnomedicin


Fiber Buk Jampi-Jampi Jawi in the form of prose totalling 334 pages with 782 herbal recipes in the form of paragraphs, containing various kinds of herbal remedies for several complaints of diseases for humans and animals. Overall this manuscript contains recipes for herbal medicine of Javanese spells. This manuscript contains various recipes such as young women in maintaining health, herbal medicine for giving birth after 40 days, herbal medicine for parents, herbal medicine for cold and hot, herbal medicine for childbirth, and others. The number of cases of the disease discussed in the manuscript, the researchers only limit diseases associated with coughing, colds, shortness of breath that is often suffered by the community. The disease we often suffer, it requires herbal plants that can be planted in the yard of the house. The research uses ethnomedicin theory which is a branch of medical anthropology. Ethnomedicin is a branch of medical anthropology the origin of disease, its causes, and how to treat it according to certain community groups. The method used is interpretive qualitative method. The qualitative method is used because the object of this research is in the form of ancient manuscripts, while interpretive is used to analyse how the utilization of certain herbal plants can be used to treat a disease. In addition to the types of plants, measurements, and how to make them, we also need to dig up the time to drink the herbal medicine because the Javanese really trust the calculation of one’s time or character.