Tawa nan ampek: A traditional Way of healing Measles, Keteguran and other Disorders in West Sumatra

Alexander Stark, Fatan Hamamah Yahaya, Yohan Kurniawan


In this paper, the researchers look at the plants which are called tawa nan ampek. These plants are well-known in West Sumatra and are used for the treatment of medical disorders, especially measles and keteguran. In this article, the researchers describe and illustrate how these plants are used and they explain the emic view of the local population in regard to these plants. The description of certain plants and their usage is important as it expands the cultural knowledge in the field of Minangkabau studies.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v4i5.1522


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