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    An ethnographic study of salt use and humoral concepts in a Latino farm worker community in California’s Central Valley

    This article reports on the use of domestic or table salt for its perceived health effects and healing properties in a Latino farmworker community. It explores how contemporary salt usage beliefs can be seen t...

    Judith C. Barker, Claudia Guerra, M. Judy Gonzalez-Vargas and Kristin S. Hoeft

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:11

    Published on: 8 February 2017

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    Cultural significance of termites in sub-Saharan Africa

    The number of termite species in the world is more than 2500, and Africa with more than 1000 species has the richest intercontinental diversity. The family Termitidae contains builders of great mounds up to 5 ...

    Arnold van Huis

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:8

    Published on: 26 January 2017

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    Traditional use and perception of snakes by the Nahuas from Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla, Mexico

    Indigenous cultures are the result of their adaptation to the natural surroundings, in such a way that, amongst their main features is a set of knowledge, technologies and strategies for the appropriation of n...

    Romina García-López, Alejandro Villegas, Noé Pacheco-Coronel and Graciela Gómez-Álvarez

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:6

    Published on: 21 January 2017

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    Medical pluralism and livestock health: ethnomedical and biomedical veterinary knowledge among East African agropastoralists

    Human and animal health are deeply intertwined in livestock dependent areas. Livestock health contributes to food security and can influence human health through the transmission of zoonotic diseases. In low-i...

    Mark A. Caudell, Marsha B. Quinlan, Robert J. Quinlan and Douglas R. Call

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:7

    Published on: 21 January 2017

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    Treating infants with frigg: linking disease aetiologies, medicinal plant use and care-seeking behaviour in southern Morocco

    Although most Moroccans rely to some extent on traditional medicine, the practice of frigg to treat paediatric ailments by elderly women traditional healers known as ferraggat, has not yet been documented. We des...

    Irene Teixidor-Toneu, Gary J. Martin, Rajindra K. Puri, Ahmed Ouhammou and Julie A. Hawkins

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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    Swiss ethnoveterinary knowledge on medicinal plants – a within-country comparison of Italian speaking regions with north-western German speaking regions

    Ethnoveterinary knowledge in Europe may play an important role as a basis for sustainable treatment options for livestock. Aims of our study were (a) to compare the ethnoveterinary practices of two culturally ...

    Maria Mayer, Mirjam Zbinden, Christan R. Vogl, Silvia Ivemeyer, Beat Meier, Michele Amorena, Ariane Maeschli, Matthias Hamburger and Michael Walkenhorst

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

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    Traditional Mapuche ecological knowledge in Patagonia, Argentina: fishes and other living beings inhabiting continental waters, as a reflection of processes of change

    Understanding how people interpret environmental change and develop practices in response to such change is essential to comprehend human resource use. In the cosmology of the American indigenous peoples, as a...

    Juana Aigo and Ana Ladio

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:56

    Published on: 7 December 2016

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    Ethnobotanical survey of cosmetic plants used in Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)

    Cosmetic plants and their uses have often been neglected in ethnobotanical surveys which focus mainly on plants with medicinal or food uses. Thus, this survey was carried out to specifically investigate cosmet...

    Xénia Jost, Jean-Luc Ansel, Gaël Lecellier, Phila Raharivelomanana and Jean-François Butaud

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:55

    Published on: 29 November 2016

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    Ethnoagroforestry: integration of biocultural diversity for food sovereignty in Mexico

    Documenting the spectrum of ecosystem management, the roles of forestry and agricultural biodiversity, TEK, and human culture for food sovereignty, are all priority challenges for contemporary science and soci...

    Ana Isabel Moreno-Calles, Alejandro Casas, Alexis Daniela Rivero-Romero, Yessica Angélica Romero-Bautista, Selene Rangel-Landa, Roberto Alexander Fisher-Ortíz, Fernando Alvarado-Ramos, Mariana Vallejo-Ramos and Dídac Santos-Fita

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:54

    Published on: 23 November 2016

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    Ethno-medicinal survey of important plants practiced by indigenous community at Ladha subdivision, South Waziristan agency, Pakistan

    Medicinal flora plays a vital role in treating various types of ailments in living beings. The present study was planned to investigate and document systematically the indigenous knowledge in a scientifically ...

    Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Amir Hasan Khan, Atiq Ur Rehman, Rahmatullah Jan and Jafar Khan

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:53

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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    Influence of ethnic traditional cultures on genetic diversity of rice landraces under on-farm conservation in southwest China

    Crop genetic resources are important components of biodiversity. However, with the large-scale promotion of mono-cropping, genetic diversity has largely been lost. Ex-situ conservation approaches were widely used...

    Yanjie Wang, Yanli Wang, Xiaodong Sun, Zhuoma Caiji, Jingbiao Yang, Di Cui, Guilan Cao, Xiaoding Ma, Bing Han, Dayuan Xue and Longzhi Han

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:51

    Published on: 27 October 2016

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    Riverine fishers’ knowledge of extreme climatic events in the Brazilian Amazonia

    Climate change is altering climate patterns, mainly increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme events with potentially serious impacts on natural resources and the people that use them. Adapting to such...

    Ana Isabel Camacho Guerreiro, Richard J. Ladle and Vandick da Silva Batista

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:50

    Published on: 26 October 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:22

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    Wild food plants and minor crops in the Ripollès district (Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula): potentialities for developing a local production, consumption and exchange program

    Wild food plants (WFP) have always been consumed by humans, first as the main basis of their food and, since the origins of agriculture, as ingredients of normal diets or as an alternative during situations of...

    Montse Rigat, Airy Gras, Ugo D’Ambrosio, Teresa Garnatje, Montse Parada and Joan Vallès

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:49

    Published on: 20 October 2016

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    Folk knowledge of invertebrates in Central Europe - folk taxonomy, nomenclature, medicinal and other uses, folklore, and nature conservation

    There is scarce information about European folk knowledge of wild invertebrate fauna. We have documented such folk knowledge in three regions, in Romania, Slovakia and Croatia. We provide a list of folk taxa, ...

    Viktor Ulicsni, Ingvar Svanberg and Zsolt Molnár

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:47

    Published on: 11 October 2016

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    Children as ethnobotanists: methods and local impact of a participatory research project with children on wild plant gathering in the Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Reserve, Austria

    Ethically sound research in applied ethnobiology should benefit local communities by giving them full access to research processes and results. Participatory research may ensure such access, but there has been...

    Susanne Grasser, Christoph Schunko and Christian R. Vogl

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:46

    Published on: 10 October 2016

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    Health seeking behavior and use of medicinal plants among the Hamer ethnic group, South Omo zone, southwestern Ethiopia

    Health seeking behavior of people around the globe is affected by different socio-cultural and economic factors. In Ethiopia, people living in rural areas in particular, are noted for their use of medicinal pl...

    Biniam Paulos, Teferi Gedif Fenta, Daniel Bisrat and Kaleab Asres

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:44

    Published on: 6 October 2016

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