BENEFITS OF MEDICINAL PLANT CULTIVATION, OPTIMIZATION OF GREEN OPEN SPACE FUNCTIONS IN PUSKESMAS OF BANDUNG REGENCY

R Budiasih, Asep Samsul, Ishak Tan

Abstract


Community service is a tangible contribution to improving equality and progress for the people of Indonesia. This activity aim is to increase public knowledge about medecinal plants, or commonly known as medicinal plants, by utilizing green open land in the Puskesmas (community health centre)  yard. In addition, this activity is also expected to produce natural and medicinal plant cultivation which is useful as medicine. To realize the concerned  for the beautiful and healthy environment so that it can improve the health and as an educational way for the community and the visitors to the Puskesmas. The target of this activity is aimed at primary and traditional health care workers and posyandu cadres in the Bandung District Health Office service. As many as 55 people participated in this activity as representatives of each Puskesmas. The activity was held at the Kopo Health Center, located at Situ Mulya Village, Kutawaringi Village, Kutawaringin District, Bandung Regency. The method of activities used are lectures, discussions and practice. Regular mentoring is carried out as a form of mentoring and evaluation to find out the number of medicinal plants successfully developed by participants. This activity succeeded in increasing the knowledge and interest of participants about medicinal plants, as evidenced by the fact that most participants were enthusiastic to learn more deeply by initiating the multiplication of various quality medicinal plants in each Puskemas where participants served.


Keywords


Medicinal Plants; Puskesmas; Green Open Space

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