Maintaining Environmental Language through Medicinal Plant Terms: An Eco-linguistics Perspective


  • Desak Ayu Gede Parthama Arini


Ethnomedicinal plants, Petang Village, Mantram


This study aims to analyze the terminology of ethnomedicinal plants, as well as the morphological affixation process that occurs in the term of traditional medicinal plants. The method of collecting data usedin this research was explorative sampling techniques that collecting through note taking. The collecting data process was carried out by interviewing the community of Petang Village, Badung in each banjar to find out the terms or names of medicinal plants that have been processed by the community and how to process and use them. The result shows that 48 types of medicinal plants were found and used as traditional medicines by the community which was classified into 7 groups based on color, shape, taste, sex, character, place, and organ. Furthermore, there are several designations for the processing of these medicinal plants that are adapted to their usefulness, such as loloh, boreh, simbuh, tutuh, tampel, and ses and also mantram which are spoken by balian before healing the patient.