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One of the stimuli to return to their original villages was the quest for natural foods from the forest. The plants used for medicinal purposes listed in the present study were about half of the number listed by Fox which was plants.

This is a reduction of the number of plants for medicinal purposes as most of the interviewees said that they would usually download medicine from the drugstore for ailments such as headache or fever. It is also noticeable that only 77 plants or Similar to the plants categorized by Fox , the categories 1 to 4 follow the categories for food plants; that is, category 1 refers to plants of American or New World origin, category 2 refers to plants not of American or New World origin but introduced, category 3 refer to cultivated, semi-cultivated plants, spontaneous fruit trees and plants of prehistoric introduction, and category 4 refer to wild food plants.

However, Fox made a separate list of plants used as medicine. He did not determine the origin of these plants. These plants are listed as category 5 in table 2.

Twenty one plants are in category 1, 14 plants are in category 2, 8 plants are in category 3 and 3 plants are listed in category 4. Thirty plants are listed in category 5. Of the medicinal plants in the present study, nine are promoted by the Dept. Of these, only ampalaya, gumamela, banaba, lagundi and bayabas are listed by Fox Other than their medicinal use, fifty four plants are also used as food by the Ayta.

For example, the fruits of coconut are used as food but the roots are used as medicine. These plants are used to deal with illnesses from a simple fever, stomach pain and headache, etc. Most of the plants used by the Ayta for medicine were herbs and shrubs. These are usually boiled and used as decoction.

Common ailments treated include cough, colds, diarrhea, aching body parts, wounds and pregnancy problems. Psidium guajava L. These include headache, stomach ache, sore throat, diarrhea, inflammation, wound, toothache, spasm, fever, animal bites, cold, tonsillitis, infection, skin diseases and anemia. Coconut Cocos nucifera L.

The roots are boiled and used as a bath to treat various skin problems. In some cases, patients drink the root decoction to alleviate dysmenorrhea and relapse. It is said that Ayta women drink the decoction after giving birth to avoid binat.

Sambong Blumea balsamifera L. These include fever, spasms, cough, cold, diarrhea, sore throat, inflammation, headache, wounds, rheumatism and again for binat. Several studies have shown that there is a decline in traditional plant knowledge among indigenous peoples Bussman , Sher In Ethiopia this has been attributed to a preference for a Western lifestyle especially healthcare since this is perceived to be better.

In a study in Pakistan, the decline in traditional plant knowledge has been explained by lack of awareness regarding the importance of medicinal and aromatic plants Sher This has resulted in overharvesting of plant material and lack of conservation measures for the plants. Pinatubo is intimately linked with the culture and society of the Ayta. When the Ayta says that the mountain is nurtured with care, this means that the mountain for them is life and they will never harm the mountain.

For they care for the mountain in the same manner as their ancestors did in the past. Capuno has this to say about the importance of Mt.

Diyan lnakakakuha ng panggatong. Diyan sila kumukuha ng pang haligi ng bahay, inumin.

Nandiyan na ang pagkukunan ng isda. Noon inaalagaan nila ang mga kabundukan dahil ang mga karneng nakukuha sa gubat walang kemikal. Kaya ang mga Ayta nuon ay walang malalang sakit. Kapag nagkakasakit sila, malaria lang.

Nagkakasakit man sila — tigdas at lagnat. Pinatubo is also the spiritual center of the Ayta and for them, the mountain has cultural and spiritual significance Seitz Prior to the eruption, the exploitation of the forest of Mt. Pinatubo were undertaken in large scale by mining companies and big time loggers. However, the eruption was the single largest event that had the greatest impact on its forest.

This event almost erased life in this hitherto sleeping mountain. Ayta way of life was altered. They left their homes, fields and hunting and gathering forest grounds. After a time they were slowly enlarging the areas where they could plant staple and cash crops. Pinatubo where schools and clinics were established.

For the first time, the once slash and burn cultivators-cum-hunters and gatherers have now been absorbed in the Philippine national polity. An open access and a settled community of the Ayta have resulted in their patronage of a dual health care system, i. Tradition refers to the use of medicinal plants and shamanistic rites, while western refers to the lowland health care practices.

On the other hand, the most traditional aspects of Ayta lives are still present. The Ayta can also create fire from bamboo, build makeshift structures for sleeping and make things from plants for their needs.

Judging from the information gathered, the Ayta have allocated certain places in their territories for plants. In the gubat forest , they plant trees that attract animals that are also coveted as delicacies and sources of protein for their diet.

Sa paligid around the village settlement are useful plants for immediate needs such as medicinal as well as food sources. Finally from their kaingin, are staple food and cash crops and also some secret medicinal species of traditional healers.

Three basic knowledge derived are: 1 never leave land uncultivated for a long time; 2 plant trees that bear fruits which attract protein rich animals; and 3 plant useful plants for healing close by in the village Zayas Pinatubo, the lives and environment of the Ayta has been severely changed. However, botanical knowledge is embedded in the minds of the Ayta people and their perseverance to restore the forest will be forever part of their lives.

This paper is a tribute to Leonardo L.

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Pinatubo means to the Ayta, the indigenous inhabitants of the mountain. We dedicate this paper to Leonardo and to the Ayta of Porac, Pampanga.

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