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Quantitative Survey of the Medicinal Plants in Hin Nam No Areas, Khammouane Province

Objectives

  • To conduct survey and inventory of the important and commonly used medicinal plants in the areas of Hin Nam No in Khammouane province
  • To collect new herbarium specimens of medicinal plants in order to enhance the number of plant collections in the Traditional Medicine Research Centre
  • To create database of medicinal plants in the areas of Hin Nam No in Khammouane province, which will be part of the database of medicinal plants of Lao PDR in the near future
  • To educate the community on the importance of medicinal plant diversity and ask contribution from the local people in the preservation of endangered species
  • To encourage the cooperation of local people in the preservation of valuable and endangered plant species.

Research Theme Taxonomy and Systematics

Activities

  • Ethnobotanical field interviews
  • Collection of herbarium specimens
  • Preparation and identification of herbarium specimens
  • Inventory the medicinal plants in the two Provinces
  • Integration of results
  • Preparation of reports

Expected Outputs

  • Inventory of medicinal plants of Hin Nam No areas of Khammouane province already established
  • New herbarium specimens collected and classified into appropriate families
  • New herbarium specimens in the Traditional Medicine Research Centre.
  • New species found in Hin Nam No areas
  • Improved technical survey methodology of the Traditional Medicine Station 's staffs in
    Provinces.

Project cost 20,000 USD

Project Duration 15 months

Project Site Khammouane and Borikhamxay Provinces, Lao PDR

Implementing Agency Coordinator

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER
MINISTRY OF HEALTH VIENTIANE, LAO PDR

BOUNHONG SOUTHAVONG

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER
PHARMACOGNOSY DIVISION
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
VIENTIANE, LAO PDR

MS. SOMSANITH BOUAMANIVONG

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE STATION OF
BORIKHAMXAY PROVINCE,
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
BORIKHAMXAY PROVINCE, LAO PDR

Mr. BOUNKONG

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE STATION OF
KHAMMOUAN PROVINCE,
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
KHAMMOUAN PROVINCE, LAO PDR

Mr. PHIMMASONE

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