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  1. This paper represents the first ethnobotanical study in Chail valley of district Swat-Pakistan and provides significant information on medicinal plants use among the tribal people of the area. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Mushtaq Ahmad, Shazia Sultana, Syed Fazl-i-Hadi, Taibi ben Hadda, Sofia Rashid, Muhammad Zafar, Mir Ajab Khan, Muhammad Pukhtoon Zada Khan and Ghulam Yaseen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:36

    Content type: Research

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  2. Relatively little has been researched or published on the importance of peri-urban domestic gardens as part of a household livelihood strategy in South Africa. Due to lack of comprehensive data on peri-urban d...

    Authors: Gabolwelwe KE Mosina, Alfred Maroyi and Martin J Potgieter

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:35

    Content type: Research

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  3. There are few publications on the use and diversity of wild leafy vegetables (WLVs) in Morocco. In order to address this gap, we conducted ethnobotanical field work in Taounate, Azilal and El House regions.

    Authors: Bronwen Powell, Abderrahim Ouarghidi, Timothy Johns, Mohamed Ibn Tattou and Pablo Eyzaguirre

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:34

    Content type: Research

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  4. Studies of domestication enables a better understanding of human cultures, landscape changes according to peoples’ purposes, and evolutionary consequences of human actions on biodiversity. This review aimed at...

    Authors: Ernani Machado de Freitas Lins Neto, Nivaldo Peroni, Alejandro Casas, Fabiola Parra, Xitlali Aguirre, Susana Guillén and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:33

    Content type: Review

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  5. Very few ethnoveterinary surveys have been conducted in central Europe. However, traditional knowledge on the use of medicinal plants might be an option for future concepts in treatment of livestock diseases. ...

    Authors: Monika Disler, Silvia Ivemeyer, Matthias Hamburger, Christian R Vogl, Anja Tesic, Franziska Klarer, Beat Meier and Michael Walkenhorst

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:32

    Content type: Research

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  6. Ethnobotany in South-Eastern Europe is gaining the interest of several scholars and stakeholders, since it is increasingly considered a key point for the re-evaluation of local bio-cultural heritage. The regio...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni, Kevin Cianfaglione, Anely Nedelcheva, Avni Hajdari, Behxhet Mustafa and Cassandra L Quave

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:31

    Content type: Research

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  7. Humans in various cultures have feared snakes, provoking an aversion and persecution that hinders conservation efforts for these reptiles. Such fact suggests that conservation strategies for snakes should cons...

    Authors: Rômulo RN Alves, Vanessa N Silva, Dilma MBM Trovão, José V Oliveira, José S Mourão, Thelma LP Dias, Ângelo GC Alves, Reinaldo FP Lucena, Raynner RD Barboza, Paulo FGP Montenegro, Washington LS Vieira and Wedson MS Souto

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:30

    Content type: Research

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  8. Tar is one example of a plant product used in folk medicine and it is obtained from Pinus nigra Arn. subsp. pallasiana (Lamb.) Holmboe, which is very common in the West Anatolian Region. Old trees that are good f...

    Authors: Süleyman Arı, Mustafa Kargıoğlu, Mehmet Temel and Muhsin Konuk

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:29

    Content type: Research

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  9. We performed an ethnomycological study in a community in Tlaxcala, Central Mexico to identify the most important species of wild mushrooms growing in an oak forest, their significance criteria, and to validate...

    Authors: Luis Enrique Alonso-Aguilar, Adriana Montoya, Alejandro Kong, Arturo Estrada-Torres and Roberto Garibay-Orijel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:27

    Content type: Research

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  10. During the colonial period, the indigenous saraguros maintained their traditions, knowledge, and practices to restore and preserve the health of their members. Unfortunately, many of their practices and medici...

    Authors: Chabaco Armijos, Iuliana Cota and Silvia González

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:26

    Content type: Research

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  11. This paper explores patterns of women’s medicinal plant knowledge and use in an urban area of the Brazilian Amazon. Specifically, this paper examines the relationship between a woman’s age and her use and know...

    Authors: Coral Wayland and Lisa Slattery Walker

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:25

    Content type: Research

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  12. The medicinal plants used by herbalists in Kenya have not been well documented, despite their widespread use. The threat of complete disappearance of the knowledge on herbal medicine from factors such as defor...

    Authors: Wilson Kipkore, Bernard Wanjohi, Hillary Rono and Gabriel Kigen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:24

    Content type: Research

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  13. Dyes derived from plants have an extensive history of use for coloring food and clothing in Dong communities and other indigenous areas in the uplands of China. In addition to use as coloring agents, Dong comm...

    Authors: Yujing Liu, Selena Ahmed, Bo Liu, Zhiyong Guo, Weijuan Huang, Xianjin Wu, Shenghua Li, Jiangju Zhou, Qiyi Lei and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:23

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  14. The usage of insect repellent plants (IRPs) is one of the centuries-old practices in Africa. In Ethiopia, malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, subsequently the majority of people have a ...

    Authors: Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi and Teklu Hailu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:22

    Content type: Research

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  15. Traditional herbal preparations for addressing veterinary problems have been applied in Ankober District, Ethiopia, for generations. However, the millennia-old ethnoveterinary knowledge of the community, and t...

    Authors: Ermias Lulekal, Zemede Asfaw, Ensermu Kelbessa and Patrick Van Damme

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:21

    Content type: Research

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  16. The editors of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2013).

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:17

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  17. The ethnobotany of Tibetans is a seriously under-studied topic. The aim of the study was to investigate knowledge and use of wild food plants in a valley inhabited by Tibetans in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous ...

    Authors: Yongxiang Kang, Łukasz Łuczaj, Jin Kang, Fu Wang, Jiaojiao Hou and Quanping Guo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  18. The number of tribes present within Bangladesh has been estimated to approximate one hundred and fifty. Information on traditional medicinal practices, particularly of the smaller tribes and their clans is lac...

    Authors: Mohammad Humayun Kabir, Nur Hasan, Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Md Ashikur Rahman, Jakia Alam Khan, Nazia Tasnim Hoque, Md Ruhul Quddus Bhuiyan, Sadia Moin Mou, Rownak Jahan and Mohammed Rahmatullah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  19. Traditional medicines remained as the most affordable and easily accessible source of treatment in the primary health care system among diverse communities in Ethiopia. The Oromo community living in the prehis...

    Authors: Anteneh Belayneh and Negussie F Bussa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. North-West of Pakistan is bestowed with medicinal plant resources due to diverse geographical and habitat conditions. The traditional use of plants for curing various diseases forms an important part of the re...

    Authors: Muhammad Adnan, Ihsan Ullah, Akash Tariq, Waheed Murad, Azizullah Azizullah, Abdul Latif Khan and Nawab Ali

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  21. Bodhi beads are a Buddhist prayer item made from seeds. Bodhi beads have a large and emerging market in China, and demand for the beads has particularly increased in Buddhism regions, especially Tibet. Many pe...

    Authors: Feifei Li, Jianqin Li, Bo Liu, Jingxian Zhuo and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  22. Worldwide, mestizo communities’s ethnobotanical knowledge has been poorly studied. Based on a mestizo group in Mexico, this study assesses a) the use value (UV) of the local flora, b) gendered differences in p...

    Authors: Leonardo Beltrán-Rodríguez, Amanda Ortiz-Sánchez, Nestor A Mariano, Belinda Maldonado-Almanza and Victoria Reyes-García

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  23. This paper constitutes an important ethnobiological survey in the context of utilizing biological resources by residents of Kala Chitta hills of Pothwar region, Pakistan. The fundamental aim of this research e...

    Authors: Muhammad Arshad, Mushtaq Ahmad, Ejaz Ahmed, Abdul Saboor, Azhar Abbas and Shumaila Sadiq

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Riparian forests provide ecosystem services that are essential for human well-being. The Pepital River is the main water supply for Alcântara (Brazil) and its forests are disappearing. This is affecting water ...

    Authors: Danielle Celentano, Guillaume Xavier Rousseau, Vera Lex Engel, Cristiane Lima Façanha, Elivaldo Moreira de Oliveira and Emanoel Gomes de Moura

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  25. In Solomon Islands, forests have provided people with ecological services while being affected by human use and protection. This study used a quantitative ethnobotanical analysis to explore the society–forest ...

    Authors: Takuro Furusawa, Myknee Qusa Sirikolo, Masatoshi Sasaoka and Ryutaro Ohtsuka

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  26. There is continued reliance on conventional veterinary drugs including anthelmintics, to some of which resistance has developed. Loss of indigenous technical knowledge (ITK) from societies affects the opportun...

    Authors: Immaculate Nabukenya, Chris Rubaire-Akiiki, Deogracious Olila, Kokas Ikwap and Johan Höglund

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  27. Consumption of turtles by natives and settlers in the Amazon and Orinoco has been widely studied in scientific communities. Accepted cultural customs and the local dietary and monetary needs need to be taken i...

    Authors: Jackson Pantoja-Lima, Paulo HR Aride, Adriano T de Oliveira, Daniely Félix-Silva, Juarez CB Pezzuti and George H Rebêlo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  28. Local ecological knowledge (LEK) has been discussed in terms of its similarities to and its potential to complement normative scientific knowledge. In this study, we compared the knowledge of a Brazilian quilombo...

    Authors: Helbert Medeiros Prado, Rui Sérgio Sereni Murrieta, Cristina Adams and Eduardo Sonnewend Brondizio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  29. Homegardens are ecologically and culturally important systems for cultivating medicinal plants for wellbeing by healers and farmers in Naxi communities of the Sino Himalayan region. The cultivation of medicina...

    Authors: Lixin Yang, Selena Ahmed, John Richard Stepp, Kai Mi, Yanqiang Zhao, Junzeng Ma, Chen Liang, Shengji Pei, Huyin Huai, Gang Xu, Alan C Hamilton, Zhi-wei Yang and Dayuan Xue

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:6

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  30. We can conserve cultural heritage and gain extensive knowledge of plant species with pharmacological potential to cure simple to life-threatening diseases by studying the use of plants in indigenous communitie...

    Authors: Dol Raj Luitel, Maan B Rokaya, Binu Timsina and Zuzana Münzbergová

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  31. Bapedi traditional healers play a vital role in the primary health care of rural inhabitants in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. However, literature profiling their social and demographic variables, as well...

    Authors: Sebua S Semenya and Martin J Potgieter

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  32. The Quilombola communities of Ipiranga and Gurugi, located in Atlantic Rainforest in Southern of Paraíba state, have stories that are interwoven throughout time. The practice of meliponicultura has been carrie...

    Authors: Roberta Monique Amâncio de Carvalho, Celso Feitosa Martins and José da Silva Mourão

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:3

    Content type: Research

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  33. Data from an ethnobotanical study were analyzed to see if they were in agreement with the biochemical basis of the apparency hypothesis based on an analysis of a pharmacopeia in a rural community adjacent to t...

    Authors: Alejandro Lozano, Elcida Lima Araújo, Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  34. Investigations into knowledge about food and medicinal plants in a certain geographic area or within a specific group are an important element of ethnobotanical research. This knowledge is context specific and...

    Authors: Ruth Haselmair, Heidemarie Pirker, Elisabeth Kuhn and Christian R Vogl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:1

    Content type: Research

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  35. Ethnoveterinary knowledge is highly significant for persistence of traditional community-based approaches to veterinary care. This is of particular importance in the context of developing and emerging countrie...

    Authors: Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Shujaul Mulk Khan, Mushtaq Ahmad, Mir Ajab Khan, Cassandra Leah Quave and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:84

    Content type: Research

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  36. Agroforestry is a sustainable land use method with a long tradition in the Bolivian Andes. A better understanding of people’s knowledge and valuation of woody species can help to adjust actor-oriented agrofore...

    Authors: Regine Brandt, Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Susanne Lachmuth, Isabell Hensen and Stephan Rist

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:83

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  37. Liáng chá (“cooling tea”, “herbal tea” or “cool tisane” in Chinese) are herbal drinks widely produced in southern China and consumed by billions of people worldwide to prevent and treat internal heat as well as a...

    Authors: Yujing Liu, Selena Ahmed and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:82

    Content type: Research

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  38. We report on a comparative ethno-ornithological study of Zapotec and Cuicatec communities in Northern Oaxaca, Mexico that provided a challenge to some existing descriptions of folk classification. Our default ...

    Authors: Graciela Alcántara-Salinas, Roy F Ellen, Leopoldo Valiñas-Coalla, Javier Caballero and Arturo Argueta-Villamar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:81

    Content type: Research

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  39. Common sense [CS], especially that of the non-scientist, can have predictive power to identify promising research avenues, as humans anywhere on Earth have always looked for causal links to understand, shape a...

    Authors: Thomas C Erren, Melissa S Koch and V Benno Meyer-Rochow

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:80

    Content type: Review

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  40. Despite being an ancient practice that satisfies basic human needs, the use of wild edible plants tends to be forgotten along with associated knowledge in rural communities. The objective of this work is to an...

    Authors: Margarita Paloma Cruz, Nivaldo Peroni and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:79

    Content type: Research

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  41. The dietary shift from indigenous and traditional plants (ITPs) to cash crops and exotic plant food sources increases the risk of malnutrition and other nutrition-related non-communicable diseases, especially ...

    Authors: Marinka van der Hoeven, Jennifer Osei, Minrie Greeff, Annamarie Kruger, Mieke Faber and Cornelius M Smuts

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:78

    Content type: Research

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  42. The Indigenous knowledge of plants is scientifically and culturally very significant. This paper elucidates the empirical findings of an ethnobotanical survey of Banda Daud Shah, District Karak, Pakistan.

    Authors: Waheed Murad, Azizullah Azizullah, Muhammad Adnan, Akash Tariq, Kalim Ullah Khan, Saqib Waheed and Ashfaq Ahmad

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:77

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  43. Selection criteria are important for analyzing domestication of perennial plant species, which experience a selection pressure throughout several human generations. We analyze the preferred morphological chara...

    Authors: Xitlali Aguirre-Dugua, Edgar Pérez-Negrón and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:76

    Content type: Research

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  44. The shifting baseline syndrome is a concept from ecology that can be analyzed in the context of ethnobotanical research. Evidence of shifting baseline syndrome can be found in studies dealing with intracultura...

    Authors: Natalia Hanazaki, Dannieli Firme Herbst, Mel Simionato Marques and Ina Vandebroek

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:75

    Content type: Research

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  45. The Tehuacán Valley is one of the areas of Mesoamerica with the oldest history of plant management. Homegardens are among the most ancient management systems that currently provide economic benefits to people ...

    Authors: Carolina Larios, Alejandro Casas, Mariana Vallejo, Ana Isabel Moreno-Calles and José Blancas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:74

    Content type: Research

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  46. The country of Madagascar is renowned for its high level of biodiversity and endemism, as well as the overwhelming pressures and threats placed on the natural resources by a growing population and climate chan...

    Authors: Mendrika Razafindraibe, Alyse R Kuhlman, Harison Rabarison, Vonjison Rakotoarimanana, Charlotte Rajeriarison, Nivo Rakotoarivelo, Tabita Randrianarivony, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Reza Ludovic, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:73

    Content type: Research

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  47. Recent reviews have demonstrated an increase in the number of papers on ethnobiology in Latin America. Among factors that have influenced this increase are the biological and cultural diversity of these countr...

    Authors: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Josivan Soares Silva, Juliana Loureiro Almeida Campos, Rosemary Silva Sousa, Taline Cristina Silva and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:72

    Content type: Research

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