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  1. Traditional medicine has remained the most affordable and easily accessible source of treatment in the primary healthcare system among communities unable to get modern medication. Ethiopian indigenous people h...

    Authors: Mersha Ashagre Eshete and Ermias Lulekal Molla

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:61

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  2. Some 35,000 indentured laborers from India were recruited to work on plantations in Suriname between 1868 and 1916. It is likely that most were familiar with farming before they were shipped to this former Dut...

    Authors: Melissa Ramdayal, Harro Maat and Tinde van Andel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:60

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  3. There are handful hypothesis-driven ethnobotanical studies in Nepal. In this study, we tested the non-random medicinal plant selection hypothesis using national- and community-level datasets through three diff...

    Authors: Durga H. Kutal, Ripu M. Kunwar, Yadav Uprety, Yagya P. Adhikari, Shandesh Bhattarai, Binaya Adhikari, Laxmi M. Kunwar, Man D. Bhatt and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:59

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  4. Traditional resource management (TRM) systems develop depending on local conditions, such as climate, culture, and environment. Most studies have focused on the TRM system itself, excluding the people who mana...

    Authors: Kana Miyamoto, Hiroshi Ehara, Randolph Thaman, Joeli Veitayaki, Takehito Yoshida and Hikaru Kobayashi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:58

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  5. The study of the cultural significance (CS) of biodiversity provides key information to develop conservation strategies consistent with traditions and perceptions of human communities. In Los Tuxtlas Biosphere...

    Authors: Marianna Pinto-Marroquin, John F. Aristizabal, Yasminda García-Del Valle, Felipe Ruan-Soto and Juan Carlos Serio-Silva

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:57

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  6. Traditional knowledge is key for sustainability, but it is rapidly disappearing. Pig keeping in forests and marshes is an ancient, once widespread, now vanishing practice, with a major economic and ecological ...

    Authors: Zsolt Molnár, Klára Szabados, Alen Kiš, Jelena Marinkov, László Demeter, Marianna Biró, Kinga Öllerer, Krisztián Katona, Marko Đapić, Ranko Perić, Viktor Ulicsni and Dániel Babai

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:56

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  7. The utilization of plants and plant resources for various ethnobotanical purposes is a common practice in local towns and villages of developing countries, especially in regard to human and veterinary healthca...

    Authors: Zeeshan Siddique, Nasir Shad, Ghulam Mujtaba Shah, Abid Naeem, Liu Yali, Muhammad Hasnain, Arshad Mahmood, Muhammad Sajid, Muhammad Idrees and Ilyas Khan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:55

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  8. Homegardens are in situ conservation sources of germplasm diversity for overcoming homogenous germplasm problems in industrial agricultural systems. The Wa people constitute a long-dwelling ethnic group mainly...

    Authors: Hua Shao, Rosemary Hill, Dayuan Xue and Jingbiao Yang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:54

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  9. Local plant knowledge typically is unevenly distributed within a community. This knowledge variation is important in understanding people’s relationship with their environment. Here we ask about knowledge vari...

    Authors: Anna Poncet, Christoph Schunko, Christian R. Vogl and Caroline S. Weckerle

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:53

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  10. In some regions of Mexico, edible wild plants have been displaced or eliminated from the traditional food systems, mainly by changes in land use, booming monoculture, herbicide use, and by changes among the ne...

    Authors: José Espinoza-Pérez, César Reyes, Jesús Hernández-Ruíz, Maximino Díaz-Bautista, Francisco Ramos-López, Abel Espinoza-Gómez and Oscar Pérez-García

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:52

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  11. In Ethiopia, about 92.3% of all the fuelwood (firewood and/or charcoal) is consumed for cooking, heating and lighting purposes by domestic households and the demand is growing from 10 to 14%. However, there ar...

    Authors: Tinsae Bahru, Berhane Kidane and Amsalu Tolessa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:51

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  12. Traditional plant protection strategies have an integral part of food production system in North Eastern state Tripura, India, which has bestowed with rich heritage and biodiversity. However, there is no compr...

    Authors: Satyapriya Singh, Biswajit Das, Anup Das, Sujan Majumder, Hidangmayum Lembisana Devi, Ranjeet Singh Godara, Alok Kumar Sahoo and Manas Ranjan Sahoo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:50

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  13. The use and knowledge of medicinal plants play an essential role in community health in rural Mexico. Medicinal plants are part of the local heritage and provide a source of economic income. Nevertheless, know...

    Authors: Cecilia Arjona-García, José Blancas, Leonardo Beltrán-Rodríguez, Citlalli López Binnqüist, Hortensia Colín Bahena, Ana Isabel Moreno-Calles, José Antonio Sierra-Huelsz and Xavier López-Medellín

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:48

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  14. The Aegadian Islands are located west of Trapani, Sicily. Once the site of bountiful tuna fisheries and fruit orchards (plums, peaches, apricots), grapevines, prickly pears, and grains, the local economy is no...

    Authors: Alfonso La Rosa, Laura Cornara, Alessandro Saitta, Akram M. Salam, Santo Grammatico, Marco Caputo, Tommaso La Mantia and Cassandra L. Quave

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:47

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  15. Douyu Village, inhabited by the Lhoba people, is situated within the Eastern Himalayas, in southeastern Tibet, China. The village is located among high mountains and valleys, which feature complex terrain with...

    Authors: Wen-Yun Chen, Tao Yang, Jun Yang, Zhu-Chuan Qiu, Xiao-Yong Ding, Yu-Hua Wang and Yue-Hu Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:46

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  16. While vector-borne diseases (VBDs) pose an important public health problem worldwide, there is a limited and conflicting knowledge about such illnesses in rural or urban settings. The present study aimed to ex...

    Authors: Joel E. Nava-Doctor, César A. Sandoval-Ruiz and Antonio Fernández-Crispín

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:45

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  17. Trees are important components of terrestrial ecosystems; they provide ecological, economic, and cultural services to humans. There is an urgent need for undertaking ethnobotanical investigations and documenta...

    Authors: Mesfin Belete Hailemariam, Zerihun Woldu, Zemede Asfaw and Ermias Lulekal

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:44

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  18. Ethnozoological knowledge is less documented than ethnobotanical. With this field study, we aim to record and analyze the Riffian Berber knowledge about the use of animals in traditional human and veterinary m...

    Authors: Aymane Budjaj, Guillermo Benítez and Juan Manuel Pleguezuelos

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:43

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  19. The capture of ornamental fish is one of the main economic activities of riverine families in the Amazon. However, studies regarding the local ecological knowledge of workers in this activity are still incipie...

    Authors: Daniel da Silva Ladislau, Maiko Willas Soares Ribeiro, Philip Dalbert da Silva Castro, Jackson Pantoja-Lima, Paulo Henrique Rocha Aride and Adriano Teixeira de Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:42

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  20. Understanding end-users’ preferred breeding traits and plant management practices is fundamental in defining sound breeding objectives and implementing a successful plant improvement programme. Since such know...

    Authors: Dèdéou A. Tchokponhoué, Enoch G. Achigan-Dako, Sognigbé N’Danikou, Daniel Nyadanu, Rémi Kahane, Alfred O. Odindo and Julia Sibiya

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:41

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  21. Wild edible plants (WEPs) are non-cultivated and non-domesticated plants used for food. WEPs provided food, nutrition, herbs and other plant products for people in underdeveloped areas, such as the Everest reg...

    Authors: Xiao-Yong Ding, Yu Zhang, Lu Wang, Hui-Fu Zhuang, Wen-Yun Chen and Yu-Hua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:40

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  22. Experts in the Atlantic Forest, the Guarani people have the habit of transporting and exchanging plants due to their mobility throughout the territory. Historically, this habit contributed to the species compo...

    Authors: Julian Henrique Carlotto de Andrade, José Rodrigues, André Benites, Cornélio Benites, Arlindo Acosta, Marcelina Benites, Cocelina Benites, Ilda Gomes, Jaime Valdir da Silva, Eunice Antunes, Elisete Antunes, José Martins, Daniel Martins Timóteo, Santiago Franco, José Cirilo Pires Morinico, Fernanda Ribeiro da Silva…

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:38

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  23. Ethnobotanical research has demonstrated that several wild food plants (WFP) are used for medicinal purposes. Therefore, in addition to constituting an important source of nutrients, WFP can be used to help tr...

    Authors: Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Karina Ferreira Figueiredo, Paulo Henrique Santos Gonçalves, Roberta de Almeida Caetano, Élida Monique da Costa Santos, Gabriela Maria Cota dos Santos, Déborah Monteiro Barbosa, Marcelo de Paula and Ana Maria Mapeli

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:37

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  24. There is a plentiful amount of local knowledge on plants hidden in the literature of foreign exploration to China in modern history. Mongolia and Amdo and the Dead City of Khara-Khoto (MAKK) is an expedition reco...

    Authors: Guixi Liu, Wurheng, Yanying Zhang, Shirong Guo, Yongmei and Khasbagan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:36

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  25. Reptiles form a paraphyletic group with significant roles for human society, including species that are considered important for food, medicinal and mystical use and as pets. Some species are considered to be ...

    Authors: Moacyr Xavier Gomes da Silva, Franciany Braga-Pereira, Mikaela Clotilde da Silva, José Valberto de Oliveira, Sérgio de Faria Lopes and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:35

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  26. The study of cultural transmission can help identify processes that influence knowledge systems dynamics and evolution, especially during childhood and youth, which are fundamental phases in acquiring survival...

    Authors: Nicky van Luijk, Gustavo Taboada Soldati and Viviane Stern da Fonseca-Kruel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:34

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  27. Mexico harbours one of the greatest biocultural diversities of the world, where multiple social and natural elements and systems form complex networks of interactions in which both culture and nature are mutua...

    Authors: Miriam Itzel Linares-Rosas, Benigno Gómez, Elda Miriam Aldasoro-Maya and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2021 17:33

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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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  37. 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

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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