Palawan community of Mount Domadoway, Mata TS, Israel LV, Tempongko MSB, Aparentado MGU, Sia IC. Ubat ni Banar It Palawan: Ethnomedicine of the Palawan people of Mount Domadoway, Palawan, Philippines. UPMASA Manila 2012.
Ubat ni Banar It Palawan: Ethnomedicine of the Palawan people of Mount Domadoway, Palawan, Philippines
The University of the Philippines Manila, through the National Institutes of Health (Institute of Herbal Medicine) and College of Medicine (Department of Pharmacology) has an ongoing initiative on the documentation of the indigenous healing practices of selected Philippine ethnolinguistic groups. This initiative has received support from the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, and the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) Delaware Valley Chapter.
The initiative carries out the following activities: documentation of the plants and other natural products utilized as medicinal agents by Philippine cultural communities; documentation of the people's beliefs and practices in health, disease, and healing; promotion of culturally-sensitive basic health education for the indigenous peoples; and assistance in the advocacyof protecting the people's ancestral homelands, as well as conserving the biodiversity of their domain's ecosystem.
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