MALAYSIAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE: THE USAGE OF MARINE RESOURCES AS A TREATMENT AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE FOR HEART DISEASE

Authors

  • M. A. S. A. Halim School of Maritime Management and Business, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 20130 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu
  • H. S. Salleh School of Maritime Management and Business, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 20130 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu
  • W. N. Mohamed School of Maritime Management and Business, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 20130 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu
  • N. H. N. Mat School of Maritime Management and Business, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 20130 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu
  • Y. Yusof School of Maritime Management and Business, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 20130 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.61

Keywords:

Marine resources, heart disease, traditional medicine, marine materials, complementary medicine.

Abstract

The objective of this study is to systematically identify the important marine resources used for producing traditional medicine for heart disease in Malaysia. To achieve the objective of this study, a qualitative method was employed through in-depth face-to-face interviews using a prepared questionnaire. The results indicate that twelve types of marine resources are used for producing traditional medicine for treating heart disease. Furthermore, the results also indicate that some of the marine resources are used as a food as well as to treat heart disease. Finally, the findings of this study will help demystify traditional medical practices in Malaysia and assist academicians in understanding the Malaysian culture of traditional medicine.

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Published

2017-11-10

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Research Articles