The Study of Thai Traditional Medicine Wisdom from Thai Folk Healer’s Books, Phetchabun Province

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Supaporn Wisungre
kanyarat Duenngai
Sumalin Deechan
Navarat Mechai
Pakamas Paratang
Mongkol Narasri

Abstract

This research aimed to study the exchange, transcribe, analyze, and categorize the information from Thai folk healer’s books. This is documentary research from the Thai manuscript, Mr. Somjit Phetkerd, a folk healer in Phetchabun province. The results showed that the diseases and symptoms were divided into 8 groups which are 1. Toxic diseases 2. Fever 3. Skin Diseases 4. Diseases related to wind 5. Gynecology diseases 6. Pediatric diseases 7. Urinary tract diseases and feces 8. other. There were recorded 268 herbal recipes. Medicinal plant material is divided into 459 types, ginger has been used the most. There are 29 herbs from animals, ivory is the most used and there are 28 types of herbs from the element, alum is used the most. There are 26 herbal coordinates divided into 2, 3, and 5 herbals coordinate. It was found that there are 13 methods of compound medicine and varies. There are 37 types of solvent medication, washing rice water used the most. Therefore, Thai traditional medicine wisdom from Thai folk healer’s books is valuable wisdom that should be protected, promoted, and conserved to be used and passed on to the next generation.

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Supaporn Wisungre, Faculty of Science and Technology, Phetchabun Rajabhat University

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