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Table 1 Lists of materia medica compiled among Israeli ethnic groups and minorities

From: Ethno-diversity within current ethno-pharmacology as part of Israeli traditional medicine – A review

Ethic Group Plants Animals Inorganic Total Reference
Yemenite Jews 151 21 10 182 [18]
Iranian Jews 65 3 2 70 [21]
Iraqi Jews 150 16 15 181 [20]
Bedouins 193 42 15 250 [17]
  1. • The data were gathered from diverse sources on different academic levels of research.
  2. • The only group whose members still live an active life in the wild are the Bedouins, so the lists of plants and animals recorded as used in their medicine are larger than in other groups.