Pinoi Binti Sayang, Medicine Woman
Since she was a child, Pinoi has been knowledgeable in using different types of leaves and herbs to treat various diseases.
“Whenever my mother fell ill, she would ask me to get some leaves from the forest to make medicine for her,” said Pinoi.
Although we now live in the digital age, she still holds the trust of many patients. “It’s all sourced from the forest,” she explained before lamenting that some herbs are becoming harder to find.
Her message? “We have to care for the forest, or else, we will not have any more herbs and medicinal leaves to use.”