Study Ethnomedicine Betimun: The Traditional Steam Bath Herb of Saibatin Sub-tribe, Lampung

Wakhidah, Anisatu Z. and Silalahi, Marina (2020) Study Ethnomedicine Betimun: The Traditional Steam Bath Herb of Saibatin Sub-tribe, Lampung. STRADA Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan, 9 (2). pp. 1258-1267. ISSN 2614 350X

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The saibatin community has a traditional steam bath concoction called betimun. This herb contains many health benefits that come from the composition of used plant species. However, the ethnomedicine study about that herb is still lacked. The purposes of this study were, to explain and document used plant species, parts used, and sources of plant acquisition used in betimun herb; to explain the cooking process of betimun concoction, the usage, and the efficacies; to explain the biological activity of secondary metabolite content in betimun herbs. The ethnobotanical data collected by using a questionnaire interview method then data analyzed using a qualitative approach. The study revealed as many as 6 species from 3 families used in the cooking process of betimun herb, Zingiberaceae was the family with the highest number of species (4 species). The used part of all plant species was leaves, while the acquisition source was from homegarden. The betimun herb was made by boiling the plants leaves. The usage way by confining the user with a sarong then the herb placed between his/her legs. Biological activities contained in the secondary metabolite compound composition of betimun herb were anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, aromatherapy, anti-oxidant, anti-glycation, sedative, anti-hypertensive, and astringent. This study proved that the betimun concoction has roles in eliminating body odor, fatigue, and aches; preventing and treating vaginal discharge; recovering the postpartum women's condition; slowing down the aging process, and accelerating the metabolic process. Betimun concoction potentially to be developed as a ready-use product such as phyto-simplicia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE > Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 09:08
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 03:58

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