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  1. Although the flora of the State of Nuevo León is well known, there are few records of ethnobotancial information. An ethnobotanical study was undertaken in order to know the medicinal plants used by people liv...

    Authors: Eduardo Estrada-Castillón, Brianda Elizabeth Soto-Mata, Miriam Garza-López, José Ángel Villarreal-Quintanilla, Javier Jiménez-Pérez, Marisela Pando-Moreno, Jaime Sánchez-Salas, Laura Scott-Morales and Mauricio Cotera-Correa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:45

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  2. In ethnobotanical research, the investigation into traditional knowledge of medicinal plants in the context of migration has been of increasing interest in recent decades since it is influenced and changed by ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:44

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  3. A large number of people in both developing and developed countries rely on medicinal plant products to maintain their health or treat illnesses. Available evidence suggests that medicinal plant consumption wi...

    Authors: Carsten Smith-Hall, Helle Overgaard Larsen and Mariève Pouliot

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:43

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  4. Ethiopian plants have shown remarkably effective medicinal values for many human and livestock ailments. Some research results are found on medicinal plants of the south, south west, central, north and north w...

    Authors: Anteneh Belayneh, Zemede Asfaw, Sebsebe Demissew and Negussie F Bussa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:42

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  5. The present work presents an inventory of the traditional medicinal uses of animals in the municipality of Bom Sucesso in Paraíba State (PB) in the semiarid northeastern region of Brazil. Information was obtai...

    Authors: Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Rita Oliveira de Sousa Neta, Dilma Maria de Brito Trovão, Jose Etham de Lucena Barbosa, Adrianne Teixeira Barros and Thelma Lucia Pereira Dias

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:41

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  6. In addition to plant species biology and ecology, understanding the folk knowledge systems related to the use of plant species and how this knowledge system influences the conservation of plant species is an i...

    Authors: Laurent G Houessou, Toussaint O Lougbegnon, François GH Gbesso, Lisette ES Anagonou and Brice Sinsin

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:40

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  7. Up till now, nomadic communities in Africa have been the primary focus of ethnoveterinary research. Although mainly arable and/or mixed arable/pastoral farmers, Ameru of central Kenya are known to have a rich ...

    Authors: Martin Muthee Gakuubi and Wycliffe Wanzala

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:39

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  8. Subsistence hunting is a traditional practice providing food and many other goods for households in the Yucatan Peninsula, southeast Mexico. Economic, demographic, and cultural change in this region drive wild...

    Authors: Dídac Santos-Fita, Eduardo J Naranjo and José Luis Rangel-Salazar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:38

    Content type: Research

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  9. Zootherapy inventories are important as they contribute to the world documentation of the prevalence, importance and diversity of the medicinal use of animals in traditional human communities. The present stud...

    Authors: Flávio B Barros, Susana AM Varela, Henrique M Pereira and Luís Vicente

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:37

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  10. Traditional medicine (TM) occupies a special place in the management of diseases in Uganda. Not with standing the many people relying on TM, indigenous knowledge (IK) related to TM is getting steadily eroded. ...

    Authors: John RS Tabuti, Collins B Kukunda, Daniel Kaweesi and Ossy MJ Kasilo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:35

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  11. Traditional Dai Medicine (TDM) is one of the four major ethnomedicine of China. In 2007 a group of experts produced a set of seven Dai medical textbooks on this subject. The first two were selected as the main...

    Authors: Chuang Zhang, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Niwat Keawpradub and Yanfang Lin

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:34

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  12. Use of plant resources and ecosystems practiced by indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica commonly involves domestication of plant populations and landscapes. Our study analyzed interactions of coexisting wild and ...

    Authors: Fabiola Parra, José Juan Blancas and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:32

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  13. Wild plant gathering is an essential element in livelihood strategies all over the world. However due to changing circumstances in Europe, the reason for gathering has altered from one of necessity in the past...

    Authors: Susanne Grasser, Christoph Schunko and Christian R Vogl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:31

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  14. Humanitarian relief agencies use scales to assess levels of critical food shortage to efficiently target and allocate food to the neediest. These scales are often labor-intensive. A lesser used approach is ass...

    Authors: Dechassa Lemessa Ocho, Paul C Struik, Lisa L Price, Ensermu Kelbessa and Koshana Kolo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:30

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  15. The aim of this study was to document the types of diseases treated by the use of medicinal plants, their main applications and also to have a report of the major diseases treated at the Hospital of San Pablo ...

    Authors: Rodrigo Quiroga, Lidia Meneses and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:29

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  16. The variety of interactions between human cultures and herpetofauna is the subject matter of Ethnoherpetology, a subdivision of Ethnozoology. In the semi-arid region of Brazil, many reptiles interact with huma...

    Authors: Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Gentil Alves Pereira Filho, Kleber Silva Vieira, Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Lívia Emanuelle Tavares Mendonça, Paulo Fernando Guedes Pereira Montenegro, Waltécio de Oliveira Almeida and Washington Luiz Silva Vieira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:27

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  17. It is commonly assumed that indigenous medical systems remain strong in developing countries because biomedicine is physically inaccessible or financially not affordable. This paper compares the health-seeking...

    Authors: Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Ina Vandebroek and Stephan Rist

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:26

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  18. Gender is one of the main variables that influence the distribution of local knowledge. We carried out a literature review concerning local mycological knowledge, paying special attention to data concerning wo...

    Authors: Roberto Garibay-Orijel, Amaranta Ramírez-Terrazo and Marisa Ordaz-Velázquez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:25

    Content type: Review

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  19. Traditional classification systems represent cognitive processes of human cultures in the world. It synthesizes specific conceptions of nature, as well as cumulative learning, beliefs and customs that are part...

    Authors: Azucena de Lourdes Luna-José and Beatriz Rendón Aguilar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:24

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  20. Leading scholars in ethnobiology and ethnomedicine continuously stress the need for moving beyond the bare description of local knowledge and to additionally analyse and theorise about the characteristics and ...

    Authors: Christoph Schunko, Susanne Grasser and Christian R Vogl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:23

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  21. This article records the traditional knowledge of crab gatherers in the city of Conde, in the North Coast Region of Bahia State, Northeastern Brazil.

    Authors: Henrique Fernandes de Magalhães, Eraldo Medeiros Costa Neto and Alexandre Schiavetti

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:13

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  22. This study intends to give recommendations to the management of Paraty fishery in Brazil through an interplay of local and scientific knowledge. In particular, the objectives are the following: 1) to describe ...

    Authors: Alpina Begossi, Svetlana Salyvonchyk, Vinicius Nora, Priscila F Lopes and Renato AM Silvano

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:22

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  23. In Europe, only a limited number of cross-cultural comparative field studies or meta-analyses have been focused on the dynamics through which folk plant knowledge changes over space and time, while a few studi...

    Authors: Alessandro di Tizio, Łukasz Jakub Łuczaj, Cassandra L Quave, Sulejman Redžić and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:21

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  24. Although Coragyps atratus has been used as a traditional therapy for patients with cancer, the scientific literature does not contain enough information on how this therapy is used or the mechanisms that explain ...

    Authors: Ricardo Sánchez-Pedraza, Magda R Gamba-Rincón and Andrés L González-Rangel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:20

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  25. Artisanal fishermen, because of their direct and frequent contact with the aquatic environment, possess a wealth of knowledge about the natural history of the fauna of the region in which they live. This knowl...

    Authors: Martha Eloy Bandeira Costa, Yvonnick Le Pendu and Eraldo Medeiros Costa Neto

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:18

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  26. Wild food plants (WFPs) contribute to the nutrition, economy and even cultural identity of people in many parts of the world. Different factors determine the preference and use of WFPs such as abundance, avail...

    Authors: Abdolbaset Ghorbani, Gerhard Langenberger and Joachim Sauerborn

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:17

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  27. Wild edible plants (WEP) provide staple and supplement foods, as well as cash income to local communities, thus favouring food security. However, WEP are largely ignored in land use planning and implementation...

    Authors: Yadav Uprety, Ram C Poudel, Krishna K Shrestha, Sangeeta Rajbhandary, Narendra N Tiwari, Uttam B Shrestha and Hugo Asselin

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:16

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  28. The paper refers to the knowledge and uses of plants and to the linked ritual practices as referred by Matteo (It.‘Zì Matteo’, En. ‘Uncle Matthew’), one of the last elder healers in the Basilicata Region (South I...

    Authors: Vincenzo Montesano, Donatella Negro, Giulio Sarli, Antonino De Lisi, Gaetano Laghetti and Karl Hammer

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:15

    Content type: Research

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  29. The Kagera region of north western Tanzania has a rich culture of traditional medicine use and practice. Traditional medicines are the mainstay of healthcare in this region and are known to support the managem...

    Authors: Mainen J Moshi, Donald F Otieno and Anke Weisheit

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  30. Blue Land Crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) is one of the most important crustacean species captured and commercialized in Brazil. Although this species is not considered to be threatened with extinction, populations of

    Authors: Angélica MS Firmo, Mônica MP Tognella, Saulo R Silva, Raynner RRD Barboza and Rômulo RN Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:12

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  31. We propose a new quantitative measure that enables the researcher to make decisions and test hypotheses about the distribution of knowledge in a community and estimate the richness and sharing of information a...

    Authors: Thiago Antonio Sousa Araújo, Alyson Luiz Santos Almeida, Joabe Gomes Melo, Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Rafael Ricardo Vasconcelos Silva, Cecília Fátima Castelo Branco Rangel Almeida and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:11

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  32. Human societies utilize mollusks for myriad material and spiritual ends. An example of their use in a religious context is found in Brazil's African-derived belief systems. Candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian religio...

    Authors: Nivaldo A Léo Neto, Robert A Voeks, Thelma LP Dias and Rômulo RN Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:10

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  33. Background: Human beings employ a combination of morphological, sensorial, utilitarian, cultural and ecological characters when they identify and classify organisms. Ethnotaxonomy has provided a store of informat...

    Authors: Fernando Zamudio and Norma I Hilgert

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:9

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  34. Human values and folklore of wildlife strongly influence the effectiveness of conservation efforts. These values and folklore may also vary with certain demographic characteristics such as gender, age, or educ...

    Authors: Luis MP Ceríaco

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:8

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  35. The boreal forest of Canada is home to several hundred thousands Aboriginal people who have been using medicinal plants in traditional health care systems for thousands of years. This knowledge, transmitted by...

    Authors: Yadav Uprety, Hugo Asselin, Archana Dhakal and Nancy Julien

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:7

    Content type: Review

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  36. Ethnobotanical studies are crucial in South-Eastern Europe for fostering local development and also for investigating the dynamics of Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK) related to plants in one of the m...

    Authors: Behxhet Mustafa, Avni Hajdari, Feriz Krasniqi, Esat Hoxha, Hatixhe Ademi, Cassandra L Quave and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  37. Health care utilization in many developing countries, Tanzania included, is mainly through the use of traditional medicine (TRM) and its practitioners despite the presence of the conventional medicine. This ar...

    Authors: Edmund J Kayombo, Febronia C Uiso and Rogasian LA Mahunnah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  38. The Ethnobotanical Collection from the Libyan territories of the botanist Alessandro Trotter is included in the Oratio Comes Botanical Museum at the Faculty of Agraria at the University Federico II in Naples. ...

    Authors: Antonino De Natale and Antonino Pollio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:4

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  39. Smallholder livestock farmers in Nigeria utilize traditional medicines derived from medicinal plants (PMs) for the maintenance of their animals' health. This study was designed to determine the PMs used in the...

    Authors: Taiwo E Mafimisebi, Adegboyega E Oguntade, Adebowale N Fajemisin and Olaiya P Aiyelari

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:2

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  40. Ritual and religious uses of plant-derived smoke are widespread throughout the world. Our research focuses on Southwest China, where the use of incense is very common. This study aims to document and analyze c...

    Authors: Peter O Staub, Matthias S Geck and Caroline S Weckerle

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011 7:43

    Content type: Research

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  41. African locust bean tree (Parkia biglobosa) is a multipurpose species used widely in arid Africa by local communities. The present study focused on ethnic differences in use values and use patterns of P. biglobos...

    Authors: Kourouma Koura, Jean C Ganglo, Achille E Assogbadjo and Clément Agbangla

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011 7:42

    Content type: Research

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  42. Deforestation is one of the most ubiquitous forms of land degradation worldwide. Although remote sensing and aerial photographs can supply valuable information on land/use cover changes, they may not regularly...

    Authors: Adolphe Nfotabong-Atheull, Ndongo Din, Léopold G Essomè Koum, Behara Satyanarayana, Nico Koedam and Farid Dahdouh-Guebas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011 7:41

    Content type: Research

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  43. The Peruvian Andean region is a main center of plant domestication of the world. There, several tuber species were domesticated and the area lodges one of the most important reservoirs of their varieties and w...

    Authors: Dora Velásquez-Milla, Alejandro Casas, Juan Torres-Guevara and Aldo Cruz-Soriano

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011 7:40

    Content type: Research

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  44. Ethiopian people have been using traditional medicine since time immemorial with 80% of its population dependent on traditional medicines. However, the documentation of traditional healers' clinics contributio...

    Authors: Wubet Birhan, Mirutse Giday and Tilahun Teklehaymanot

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011 7:39

    Content type: Research

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