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  1. Research

    Agrobiodiversity and in situ conservation in ethnic minority communities of Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province, Southwest China

    Xishuangbanna of Yunnan Province, southwest of China belongs to a global biodiversity and cultural hotspot. Agrobiodiversity plays an essential role in local livelihoods and traditional culture in the region. ...

    Shicai Shen, Gaofeng Xu, Diyu Li, David Roy Clements, Fudou Zhang, Guimei Jin, Jianyong Wu, Pingfang Wei, Song Lin and Dayuan Xue

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:28

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    An ethnopharmacological evaluation of Navapind and Shahpur Virkanin district Sheikupura, Pakistan for their herbal medicines

    The chief aim of this study was to enlist the ethnobotanical uses of wild plants in district Sheikhupura, province Punjab, Pakistan. Due to extreme geographical and climatic conditions, Pakistan has a great fl...

    Maria Zahoor, Zubaida Yousaf, Tahreem Aqsa, Manahil Haroon, Nadia Saleh, Arusa Aftab, Sadia Javed, Mouzma Qadeer and Habiba Ramazan

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:27

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    Evaluating fishermen’s conservation attitudes and local ecological knowledge of the European sardine (Sardina pilchardus), Peniche, Portugal

    European sardines are an important fishing resource in the North Atlantic. Recognized for its great commercial and economic value in southern Europe, this resource currently has low stock indices. From this pe...

    Heitor O. Braga, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Henrique M. F. Oliveira and Miguel A. Pardal

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:25

    Published on: 5 May 2017

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    Prioritizing fodder species based on traditional knowledge: a case study of mithun (Bos frontalis) in Dulongjiang area, Yunnan Province, Southwest China

    Livestock rearing is one of the oldest and most important types of smallholder farming worldwide. The sustainability of livestock production depends on the efficient utilization of locally available resources....

    Yanfei Geng, Guoxiong Hu, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Yuhua Wang, Dengpan Bu, Shengji Pei, Xiaokun Ou, Yang Lu, Xuelan Ma and Jianchu Xu

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:24

    Published on: 4 May 2017

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    The determinants of dietary diversity and nutrition: ethnonutrition knowledge of local people in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

    Diet and nutrition-related behaviours are embedded in cultural and environmental contexts: adoption of new knowledge depends on how easily it can be integrated into existing knowledge systems. As dietary diver...

    Bronwen Powell, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Sera L. Young and Timothy Johns

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:23

    Published on: 27 April 2017

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    Fischer’s Plants in folk beliefs and customs: a previously unknown contribution to the ethnobotany of the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland

    Historical ethnobotanical studies are useful starting points for further diachronic analysis. The aim of this contribution is to present archival data from the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland, which we...

    Monika Kujawska, Piotr Klepacki and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:20

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  7. Research

    The most used medicinal plants by communities in Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka, Southwestern Madagascar

    This paper reports a study undertaken in three remote communities (Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka), located in Sakaraha, Southwestern Madagascar. Not only villages are far away from sanitary infrastructures ...

    Tabita N. Randrianarivony, Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, Tefy H. Andriamihajarivo, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Vololoniaina H. Jeannoda, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:19

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    “Horchata” drink in Southern Ecuador: medicinal plants and people’s wellbeing

    The “horchata” is a herbal mixture infusion consumed in Southern Ecuador. It remains unknown how vendors group the plant species to sell them at traditional markets. This research documented the following: 1) ...

    Montserrat Rios, Fani Tinitana, Pablo Jarrín-V, Natalia Donoso and Juan Carlos Romero-Benavides

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:18

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  9. Research

    Folk use of medicinal plants in Karst and Gorjanci, Slovenia

    Information on the use of medicinal plants in Karst and Gorjanci is not available in the literature, but collection of plants is still an important and widespread practice in these regions. Karst and Gorjanci ...

    Mateja Lumpert and Samo Kreft

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:16

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  10. Review

    The bear in Eurasian plant names: motivations and models

    Ethnolinguistic studies are important for understanding an ethnic group’s ideas on the world, expressed in its language. Comparing corresponding aspects of such knowledge might help clarify problems of origin ...

    Valeria Kolosova, Ingvar Svanberg, Raivo Kalle, Lisa Strecker, Ayşe Mine Gençler Özkan, Andrea Pieroni, Kevin Cianfaglione, Zsolt Molnár, Nora Papp, Łukasz Łuczaj, Dessislava Dimitrova, Daiva Šeškauskaitė, Jonathan Roper, Avni Hajdari and Renata Sõukand

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:14

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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    Multi-functionality of the few: current and past uses of wild plants for food and healing in Liubań region, Belarus

    This study examined the use of wild plants in the food, medicinal and veterinary areas within a small territory limited to one village council in the Liubań district of Belarus. The objectives of the research ...

    Renata Sõukand, Yanina Hrynevich, Iryna Vasilyeva, Julia Prakofjewa, Yuriy Vnukovich, Jury Paciupa, Aliaksei Hlushko, Yana Knureva, Yulia Litvinava, Siarhei Vyskvarka, Hanna Silivonchyk, Alena Paulava, Mare Kõiva and Raivo Kalle

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:10

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  12. Research

    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

  13. Research

    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

  14. Research

    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

  15. Research

    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

  16. Research

    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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