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Pharmaceutical Ethnobotany Survey of Anticancer Plant Resources from The Hlawgar Wildlife Park, Yangon Region, Myanmar
- Since prehistoric time, men have used natural resources especially from plants for healthcare purpose. The information of therapeutic uses for cancer is very rare. The present work information is the result of pharmaceutical ethnobotany investigation on the Hlawgar Wildlife Park, Yangon Region from June to October 2014 . We studied the plant resource therapeutically used materials especially for the treatment of cancer by Thai and Myanmar traditional practitioners. Specimens were collected together with two Thai traditional practitioners. Data were combined with the interview of four traditional practitioners, two from Thailand and two from Myanmar. A total 32 species, 23 families were recognized as record. Those species were recommended for specific treatments of different organ cancer by two Thai traditional practitioners, and some of them are used as medicine by Myanmar traditional practitioners too. In the present research morphological identification was carried out using literature. Furthermore, herbarium specimens were deposited in the Department of Botany Herbarium, University of Yangon. Those species need to address more systematic and scientific methods. These data were useful for future pharmacological study, and also for estimation of the species which are in threat of exhaustion.
San San Aye
Khin Thandar Win