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  1. The Naxi people, living in Southwest China, have a long history and rich characteristic culture. Their ancestors recorded their life practices by ancient hieroglyphs and gradually formed the Dongba Sutras, whi...

    Authors: Haitao Li, Zhiyong Li, Xiaobo Zhang, Shaohua Yang, Cui Chen, Qingning Yang, Chengfeng He, Jianqin Liu and Jingyuan Song

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:32

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  2. Traditional medicine is a major component in the primary healthcare system in the southeast of Iran, which has a rich floral diversity. However, there is no comprehensive report on the use of medicinal herbs i...

    Authors: Seyed Hamzeh Hosseini, Hossein Bibak, Abdollah Ramzani Ghara, Amirhossein Sahebkar and Abolfaz Shakeri

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:31

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  3. COVID-19 has caused worldwide fear and uncertainty. Historically, the biomedical disease paradigm established its dominance in tackling emerging infectious illnesses mainly due to innovation in medication and ...

    Authors: Gerry Mshana, Zaina Mchome, Diana Aloyce, Esther Peter, Saidi Kapiga and Heidi Stöckl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:30

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  4. Scientists frequently raise the topic of data deficiency related to the abundance and distribution of macrofungi in the context of climate change. Our study is the first detailed documentation on locals’ perce...

    Authors: Marcin Andrzej Kotowski, Zsolt Molnár and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:29

    Content type: Research

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  5. One of the main goals of ethnomycological studies has been understanding the role of wild edible mushrooms (WEM) in diverse cultures. To accomplish such a purpose, the local knowledge of WEM and their cultural...

    Authors: Amaranta Ramírez-Terrazo, E. Adriana Montoya, Roberto Garibay-Orijel, Javier Caballero-Nieto, Alejandro Kong-Luz and Claudia Méndez-Espinoza

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:28

    Content type: Research

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  6. Solanum aethiopicum L. is a nutrient dense African indigenous vegetable. However, advancement of its improved varieties that can increase productivity, household income, and food security has not been prioritized...

    Authors: Brenda Nakyewa, Godfrey Sseremba, Nahamya Pamela Kabod, Moses Rwothtimutung, Tadeo Kyebalyenda, Kenneth Waholi, Ruth Buteme, Mildred Julian Nakanwangi, Gerard Bishop and Elizabeth Balyejusa Kizito

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:27

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  7. Medicinal plants are the fundamental unit of traditional medicine system in Nepal. Nepalese people are rich in traditional medicine especially in folk medicine (ethnomedicine), and this system is gaining much ...

    Authors: Dipak Khadka, Man Kumar Dhamala, Feifei Li, Prakash Chandra Aryal, Pappu Rana Magar, Sijar Bhatta, Manju Shree Thakur, Anup Basnet, Dafang Cui and Shi Shi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:26

    Content type: Research

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  8. As one of the oldest traditional dyes, people worldwide have used natural indigo for centuries. Local people have unique knowledge about indigo identification, which is crucial for indigo quality control and d...

    Authors: Yuru Shi, Libin Zhang, Lu Wang, Shan Li, Zuchuan Qiu, Xiaoyong Ding and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:25

    Content type: Research

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  9. The chagra is the agroforestry system adapted to the characteristics of the Amazon region. Recently, there has been a reported loss of biodiversity and traditional knowledge associated with the chagras. This p...

    Authors: Giovanny Garavito, Rafael Clavijo, Pilar Luengas, Pablo Palacios and María Helena Arias

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:23

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  10. In this study, we present and analyze toponyms referring to Socotra Island’s endemic dragon’s blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari) in four areas on the Socotra Archipelago UNESCO World Heritage site (Republic of Yemen...

    Authors: Abdulraqeb Al-Okaishi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:22

    Content type: Research

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  11. Cuatrociénegas, part of the Chihuahuan Desert, is a region of unique biological, geological, geographical, and evolutionary importance. Its current population is mestizo; nevertheless, it has high national his...

    Authors: Eduardo Estrada-Castillón, José Ángel Villarreal-Quintanilla, Juan Antonio Encina-Domínguez, Enrique Jurado-Ybarra, Luis Gerardo Cuéllar-Rodríguez, Patricio Garza-Zambrano, José Ramón Arévalo-Sierra, César Martín Cantú-Ayala, Wibke Himmelsbach, María Magdalena Salinas-Rodríguez and Tania Vianney Gutiérrez-Santillán

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:21

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  12. Salar is a Turkic-speaking Islamic ethnic group in China living mainly in Xunhua Salar Autonomous County (Xunhua or Xunhua County), Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Salar people are skilled in horticulture and their hom...

    Authors: Mingjing Zhu, Binsheng Luo, Ben La, Ruijie Chen, Fenggui Liu and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:20

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  13. The Chuanqing people (穿青人) are a linguistic group native to the Guizhou Province of China, with unique culture and rich knowledge of traditional medicinal plants. Herbal market at Dragon Boat Festival (DBF) pl...

    Authors: Qinghe Wang, Ling Zhao, Chi Gao, Jiawen Zhao, Zixuan Ren, Yuxiang Shen, Ruyu Yao and Hongxiang Yin

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:19

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  14. Pangolins are trafficked in unsustainable volumes to feed both local and global trade networks for their meat and the medicinal properties of their derivatives, including scales. We focus on a West African cou...

    Authors: Stanislas Zanvo, Sylvestre C. A. M. Djagoun, Fortuné A. Azihou, Bruno Djossa, Brice Sinsin and Philippe Gaubert

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:18

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  15. The ethnic communities in Nagaland have kept a close relationship with nature since time immemorial and have traditionally used different kinds of insects and their products as folk medicine to treat a variety...

    Authors: Lobeno Mozhui, L. N. Kakati and Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:17

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  16. Copernicia prunifera belongs to the Arecaceae family, and its production chain includes a set of economic activities based on the use of the stipe, petiole, fiber, fruits, roots, and leaves from which carnaúba wa...

    Authors: José Afonso Santana de Almeilda, Nágila Alves Feitosa, Leilane de Carvalho e Sousa, Raimundo Nonato Oliveira Silva, Rodrigo Ferreira de Morais, Júlio Marcelino Monteiro and José Ribamar de Sousa Júnior

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:16

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  17. Traditional practices and beliefs influence and support the behavior of women during pregnancy and childbirth in different parts of the world. Not much research has been conducted to examine whether and how cu...

    Authors: Mmbulaheni Ramulondi, Helene de Wet and Nontuthuko Rosemary Ntuli

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:15

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  18. This is the first comprehensive report on the traditional and novel uses of medicinal plants practiced by the indigenous communities of the Sudhnoti district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan. The area...

    Authors: Muhammad Faraz Khan, Zia-ur-Rahman Mashwani, Ansar Mehmood, Rehmatullah Qureshi, Rizwan Sarwar, Khawaja Shafique Ahmad and Cassandra L. Quave

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:14

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  19. Navy bean is an important legume crop in Zimbabwe. Although its production in Zimbabwe is limited by multiple constraints including biotic, abiotic and socio-economic, there is no documented evidence. Thus, th...

    Authors: Bruce Mutari, Julia Sibiya, Eileen Bogweh Nchanji, Kennedy Simango and Edmore Gasura

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:13

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  20. The use of plants in rituals is a little explored corner of biocultural diversity which has developed through time within a complex socio-ecological system. Indeed, rituals are complex interactions between hum...

    Authors: N. Stryamets, M. F. Fontefrancesco, G. Mattalia, J. Prakofjewa, A. Pieroni, R. Kalle, G. Stryamets and R. Sõukand

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:12

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  21. Garcinia subelliptica (Fukugi in Japanese) is an evergreen tropical tree, first identified in Batanes, the Philippines, which has been planted as a homestead windbreak and in coastal forests extensively on the Ry...

    Authors: Bixia Chen and Hikaru Akamine

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:11

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  22. Krasiejów clay (in German: Krascheow) became famous following the discovery of numerous fossilised bones of Upper Triassic amphibians and reptiles, which have been extracted from clay deposits since the 1980s....

    Authors: Izabela Spielvogel, Krzysztof Spałek, Krzysztof Badora and Jarosław Proćków

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:10

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  23. In spite of an increasing number of ethnobotanical market surveys in the past decades, few studies compare changes in plant species trade over time. The open-air market Ver-o-Peso (VOP) in Belém, located near ...

    Authors: Isabela Pombo Geertsma, Mariana Françozo, Tinde van Andel and Mireia Alcántara Rodríguez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:9

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  24. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kibungu Kembelo Pathy, Nzuki Bakwaye Flavien, Belesi Katula Honoré, Wouter Vanhove and Patrick Van Damme

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:8

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:5

  25. Oaxaca is one of the most diverse states in Mexico from biological and cultural points of view. Different ethnic groups living there maintain deep and ancestral traditional knowledge of medicinal plants as wel...

    Authors: Cruz-Pérez Alejandra Lucía, Barrera-Ramos Jacqueline, Bernal-Ramírez Luis Alberto, Bravo-Avilez David and Rendón-Aguilar Beatriz

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:7

    Content type: Review

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  26. Open air markets hold an important position for ethnobiologists. In Southeast Asia, they are seriously understudied, in spite of their incredible biocultural diversity. In order to fill this gap we recorded pl...

    Authors: Łukasz Łuczaj, Vichith Lamxay, Khamphart Tongchan, Kosonh Xayphakatsa, Kongchay Phimmakong, Somphavanh Radavanh, Villapone Kanyasone, Marcin Pietras and Małgorzata Karbarz

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:6

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  27. The phytotherapeutic knowledge of the Kongo people in the territories of Kisantu and Mbanza-Ngungu in Kongo-Central Province (DR Congo) is rapidly eroding. To document the remaining knowledge, we conducted an ...

    Authors: Kibungu Kembelo Pathy, Nzuki Bakwaye Flavien, Belesi Katula Honoré, Wouter Vanhove and Patrick Van Damme

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:5

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:8

  28. The free list, also written “freelist”, or “free recall”, is an ethnographic method that characterizes the local knowledge of a population about a given cultural domain. However, there is still much to elucida...

    Authors: Melise Pessôa Araujo Meireles, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque and Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:4

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  29. This article presents, from an ethnoecological perspective, the worldviews, traditional knowledge, and cultural practices of Amazonian riverine people involved in the extraction of miriti fruits (Mauritia flexuos...

    Authors: Flávio Bezerra Barros, Fagner Freires de Sousa, Josiele Pantoja de Andrade, Fabrício Menezes Ramos and Camila Vieira-da-Silva

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:3

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  30. Groundnut is one of the major legume crops grown as food and cash crop across the different agroecological zones of Burkina Faso. It is ranked the 2nd important legume crop for household food, nutrition, and i...

    Authors: Boubacar Sinare, Amos Miningou, Baloua Nebié, John Eleblu, Ofori Kwadwo, Appolinaire Traoré, Bertin Zagre and Haile Desmae

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:2

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  31. In Southwest Ethiopia, various plant species are coexisting in wild and cultivated forms. This provides an ideal setting for studying folk biosystematics of neglected species. One of such species is the Dioscorea

    Authors: Tsegaye Babege Worojie, Bizuayehu Tesfaye Asfaw and Wendawek Abebe Mengesha

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:1

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  32. Household responses to COVID-19 in different corners of the world represent the primary health care that communities have relied on for preventing and mitigating symptoms. During a very complex and confusing t...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni, Ina Vandebroek, Julia Prakofjewa, Rainer W. Bussmann, Narel Y. Paniagua-Zambrana, Alfred Maroyi, Luisa Torri, Dauro M. Zocchi, Ashley T. K. Dam, Shujaul M. Khan, Habib Ahmad, Yeter Yeşil, Ryan Huish, Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana, Andrei Mocan, Xuebo Hu…

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:75

    Content type: Editorial

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  33. Worldwide mountain regions are recognized as hotspots of ethnopharmacologically relevant species diversity. In South Tyrol (Southern Alps, Italy), and due to the region’s high plant diversity and isolated popu...

    Authors: Joshua Petelka, Barbara Plagg, Ina Säumel and Stefan Zerbe

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:74

    Content type: Review

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  34. Central Myanmar is located in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, and the Bamar people are the main ethnic group, which settled there over 1000 years ago. Despite being the core region of the country, central...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Jian-Wen Li, Myint Myint San, Cory William Whitney, Thae Thae San, Xue-Fei Yang, Aye Mya Mon and Pyae Phyo Hein

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:73

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  35. Catalonia (in the north east of the Iberian Peninsula) is among the most prospected territories in Europe, from the ethnobotanical point of view. The aim of the present paper is to undertake a global analysis ...

    Authors: Airy Gras, Montse Parada, Joan Vallès and Teresa Garnatje

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:72

    Content type: Research

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  36. The Mountains of the Western Lesser Caucasus with its rich plant diversity, multicultural and multilingual nature host diverse ethnobotanical knowledge related to medicinal plants. However, cross-cultural medi...

    Authors: Ceren Kazancı, Soner Oruç and Marine Mosulishvili

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:71

    Content type: Research

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  37. Fishing is probably one of the oldest economic activities in the history of humankind. Lakes, rivers and streams in Europe are important elements in the European landscape with a rich diversity of fish and oth...

    Authors: Ingvar Svanberg and Alison Locker

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:68

    Content type: Review

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  38. Urban agriculture has been evidenced as a food production and environmental sustainability strategy, although it faces many obstacles in Latin American countries. Additionally, in urban areas, low consumption ...

    Authors: Manuela Alves da Cunha, Lidice Almeida Arlego Paraguassú, José Geraldo de Aquino Assis, Arthur Benjamin de Paula Carvalho Silva and Ryzia de Cassia Vieira Cardoso

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:67

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  39. Dai, Hani, and Yao people, in the trans-boundary region between China, Laos, and Vietnam, have gathered plentiful traditional knowledge about wild edible plants during their long history of understanding and u...

    Authors: Yilin Cao, Ren Li, Shishun Zhou, Liang Song, Ruichang Quan and Huabin Hu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:66

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  40. The present study is the first quantitative ethnobotanical evaluation of Harighal, an inaccessible and unexplored area of District Bagh Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). The exploration, quantification, and comparis...

    Authors: Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Ujala Zahoor, Rainer W. Bussmann, Muhammad Altaf, Syed Mubashar Hussain Gardazi and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:65

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  41. Forest inhabitants worldwide, and indigenous people especially, have depended for generations on plants and animals harvested in these ecosystems. A number of Baka hunter-gatherer populations in south-eastern ...

    Authors: Pascal Eric Billong Fils, Natacha Afiong Nana, Jean Lagarde Betti, Oumar Farick Njimbam, Stéphanie Tientcheu Womeni, Eva Ávila Martin, Guillermo Ros Brull, Robert Okale, John E. Fa and Stephan M. Funk

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:64

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  42. The utilitarian redundancy model (URM) is one of the recent contributions to ethnobiology. We argue that URM can be applied to access use-pressure on plant species, the resilience of socioecological systems (e...

    Authors: Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior and Fabiane da Silva Queiroz

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:62

    Content type: Review

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  43. The Dulong (Drung) people have used plant materials in traditional beekeeping for many decades. However, there are few studies on the plants used in traditional beekeeping. Furthermore, traditional ecological ...

    Authors: Zhuo Cheng, Binsheng Luo, Qiong Fang and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:61

    Content type: Research

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  44. Knowledge of wild edible plants is an important part of traditional knowledge. It is closely related to traditional human agriculture, as well as biodiversity. This study aimed to conduct a detailed investigat...

    Authors: Sachula, Geilebagan, Yan-ying Zhang, Hui Zhao and Khasbagan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:60

    Content type: Research

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  45. The overhunting of wild species is a major threat to biodiversity in the Amazon; yet, managed, sustainable hunting is widely considered part of the solution to conserving wildlife populations. Hunting is both ...

    Authors: Michael P. Gilmore, Brian M. Griffiths and Mark Bowler

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:59

    Content type: Research

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  46. Mountain environments are fragile socio-ecological systems and the conservation of their biological and cultural diversities— seen as co-evolving, strongly intertwined entities—represents a crucial issue for f...

    Authors: Michele F. Fontefrancesco and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2020 16:58

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