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  1. Peru is what Peruvian anthropologist Lupe Camino calls the “health axis” of the old Central Andean culture area stretching from Ecuador to Bolivia. In particular in the North of the country the traditional use...

    Authors: Rainer W Bussmann, Narel Paniagua-Zambrana, Marinoli Rivas Chamorro, Natalia Molina Moreira, María Luisa del Rosario Cuadros Negri and Jose Olivera

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:37

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  2. Mushrooms generate strong and contrasting feelings ranging from extreme aversion to intense liking. To categorize these attitudes, Wasson and Wasson coined the dichotomic terms “mycophilia” and “mycophobia” in...

    Authors: Felipe Ruan-Soto, Javier Caballero, Carlos Martorell, Joaquín Cifuentes, Alma Rosa González-Esquinca and Roberto Garibay-Orijel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:36

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  3. New kinds of knowledge, usage patterns and management strategies of natural resources emerge in local communities as a way of coping with uncertainty in a changing world. Studying how human groups adapt and cr...

    Authors: Fernando Zamudio, Eduardo Bello-Baltazar and Erin IJ Estrada-Lugo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:35

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  4. Plants have traditionally been used for treatment of human and livestock ailments in Ethiopia by different ethnic and social groups. However, this valuable source of knowledge is not adequately documented, whi...

    Authors: Ketema Tolossa, Etana Debela, Spiridoula Athanasiadou, Adugna Tolera, Gebeyehu Ganga and Jos GM Houdijk

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:32

    Content type: Research

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  5. Folk names of plants are the root of traditional plant biodiversity knowledge. In pace with social change and economic development, Mongolian knowledge concerning plant diversity is gradually vanishing. Collec...

    Authors: Soyolt, Galsannorbu, Yongping, Wunenbayar, Guohou Liu and Khasbagan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:30

    Content type: Research

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  6. Fruit from the palm Mauritia flexuosa (aguaje) is harvested throughout the Peruvian Amazon for subsistence and commercial purposes. Recent estimates suggest that residents of Iquitos, the largest city in the regi...

    Authors: Michael P Gilmore, Bryan A Endress and Christa M Horn

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:29

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  7. Locally harvested wild edible plants (WEPs) provide food as well as cash income for indigenous people and are of great importance in ensuring global food security. Some also play a significant role in maintain...

    Authors: Yan Ju, Jingxian Zhuo, Bo Liu and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:28

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  8. Most rural people in the Limpopo Province depend on plant resources to meet their livelihood needs. However, there is insufficient recorded information regarding their use and management. The current study the...

    Authors: Marula T Rasethe, Sebua S Semenya, Martin J Potgieter and Alfred Maroyi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:27

    Content type: Research

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  9. The aim of the study was to investigate knowledge and use of wild food plants in two mountain valleys separated by Mount Taibai – the highest peak of northern China and one of its biodiversity hotspots, each a...

    Authors: Yongxiang Kang, Łukasz Łuczaj, Jin Kang and Shijiao Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:26

    Content type: Research

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  10. Due to its diverse geographical and habitat conditions, northern Pakistan harbors a wealth of medicinal plants. The plants and their traditional use are part of the natural and cultural heritage of the region....

    Authors: Naveed Akhtar, Abdur Rashid, Waheed Murad and Erwin Bergmeier

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:25

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  11. Modern therapeutic medicine is historically based on indigenous therapies and ethnopharmacological uses, which have become recognized tools in the search for new sources of pharmaceuticals. Globalization of he...

    Authors: Ripu M Kunwar, Laxmi Mahat, Ram P Acharya and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:24

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  12. Medicinal plant species contribute significantly to folk medicine in Colombia. However, few local studies have investigated whether species used are introduced or native and whether there is a difference in im...

    Authors: Ana Lucía Cadena-González, Marten Sørensen and Ida Theilade

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:23

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  13. Ethnobotanical surveys of the Western Balkans are important for the cross-cultural study of local plant knowledge and also for obtaining baseline data, which is crucial for fostering future rural development a...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:22

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  14. Belarus is an Eastern European country, which has been little studied ethnobotanically. The aim of the study was to compare largely unpublished 19th century sources with more contemporary data on the use of wi...

    Authors: Łukasz Łuczaj, Piotr Köhler, Ewa Pirożnikow, Maja Graniszewska, Andrea Pieroni and Tanya Gervasi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:21

    Content type: Research

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  15. Insects, such as stinkbugs, are able to produce noxious defence chemicals to ward off predators, nevertheless, some ethnic groups have recipes to render them delicious. We provide an example of edible stinkbugs (

    Authors: Catherine Maria Dzerefos, Ed Tadeusz Fernando Witkowski and Rob Toms

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:20

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  16. This paper reports an ethnobotanical survey of the traditional uses of medicinal and useful plants in an area of the Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Southern Italy. The study, conducted between 2009 and 201...

    Authors: Paola Di Sanzo, Laura De Martino, Emilia Mancini and Vincenzo De Feo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:19

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  17. The editors of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 8 (2012).

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:16

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  18. House flies are of major public health concerns in areas with poor sanitation and hygienic conditions. Unfortunately, sanitation and hygiene have always been ignored in dairy farms particularly in the developi...

    Authors: Hafiz Azhar Ali Khan, Waseem Akram, Sarfraz Ali Shad, Muhammad Razaq, Unsar Naeem-Ullah and Khuram Zia

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  19. Artisanal fishery is one of the most important economic activities for human populations living in coastal areas. The traditional knowledge that fishermen have of fishes is of utmost importance for the establi...

    Authors: Márcia Freire Pinto, José da Silva Mourão and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:17

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  20. The use of ethnoecological tools to evaluate possible damage and loss of biodiversity related to the populations of species under some degree of threat may represent a first step towards integrating the politi...

    Authors: Heitor de Oliveira Braga and Alexandre Schiavetti

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:15

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  21. The utilization of birds as pets has been recognized as one of the principal threats to global avifauna. Most of the information about the use and sale of birds as pets has been limited to areas of high biodiv...

    Authors: Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Railson Cidennys Lourenço Leite, Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Dandara M M Bezerra and Alan Loures-Ribeiro

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  22. This paper reflects the empirical findings of an ethnobotanical survey which was undertaken in Patriata (New Murree) of district Rawalpindi in Pakistan. The aims and objectives of the study were to document in...

    Authors: Ejaz Ahmed, Muhammad Arshad, Abdul Saboor, Rahmatullah Qureshi, Ghazala Mustafa, Shumaila Sadiq and Sunbal Khalil Chaudhari

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:13

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  23. Traditional habitat knowledge is an understudied part of traditional knowledge. Though the number of studies increased world-wide in the last decade, this knowledge is still rarely studied in Europe. We docume...

    Authors: Dániel Babai and Zsolt Molnár

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:11

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  24. Studies aimed at investigating the influence of habitat change on species phenology. Studies that investigate people's perceptions of the phenology of certain species still area few; yet this approach is impor...

    Authors: Ernani MF Lins Neto, Alyson LS Almeida, Nivaldo Peroni, Cibele C Castro and Ulysses P Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:10

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  25. Artisanal fisheries in the Mediterranean, especially in Italy, have been poorly investigated. There is a long history of fishing in this region, and it remains an important economic activity in many localities...

    Authors: Valentina Savo, Arianna La Rocca, Giulia Caneva, Fabio Rapallo and Laura Cornara

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:9

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  26. The great majority of the Afar people of Ethiopia are pastoralists, highly dependent on livestock and livestock products. Livestock productivity is, however, frequently affected by different diseases. Although...

    Authors: Mirutse Giday and Tilahun Teklehaymanot

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:8

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  27. In terms of scientific activities generally and ethnobiological pursuits in particular, North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is an almost blank entity on the quilt of glo...

    Authors: V Benno Meyer-Rochow

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:7

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  28. This article aims to discuss the incorporation of traditional time in the construction of a management scenario for pink shrimp in the Patos Lagoon estuary (RS), Brazil. To meet this objective, two procedures ...

    Authors: Gustavo Goulart Moreira Moura, Daniela Coswig Kalikoski and Antonio Carlos Sant’Ana Diegues

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:6

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  29. The traditional knowledge of local communities throughout the world is a valuable source of novel ideas and information to science. In this study, the ethnoveterinary knowledge of Sahrawi pastoralists of Weste...

    Authors: Gabriele Volpato, Antonello Di Nardo, Davide Rossi, Saleh M Lamin Saleh and Alessandro Broglia

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:5

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  30. Mountain ecosystems all over the world support a high biological diversity and provide home and services to some 12% of the global human population, who use their traditional ecological knowledge to utilise lo...

    Authors: Shujaul M Khan, Sue Page, Habib Ahmad, Hamayun Shaheen, Zahid Ullah, Mushtaq Ahmad and David M Harper

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:4

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  31. At least 511 species of birds occur in the semiarid region of northeastern Brazil and many of them interact with human populations in a number of different ways, including their use in zootherapeutics and thei...

    Authors: Dandara Monalisa Mariz Bezerra, Helder Farias Pereira de Araujo, Ângelo Giuseppe Chaves Alves and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:3

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  32. Dalmatia is an interesting place to study the use of wild greens as it lies at the intersection of influence of Slavs, who do not usually use many species of wild greens, and Mediterranean culinary culture, wh...

    Authors: Łukasz Łuczaj, Marijana Zovko Končić, Tihomir Miličević, Katija Dolina and Marija Pandža

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:2

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  33. Himalayan forests are the most important source of medicinal plants and with useful species for the local people. Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary (KWLS) is situated in the interior part of the Garhwal Himalayan r...

    Authors: Jahangeer A Bhat, Munesh Kumar and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2013 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  34. Over the past decade, there has been growing interest within ethnobiology in the knowledge and practices of migrating people. Within this, scholars have given relatively less attention to displaced people and ...

    Authors: Gabriele Volpato, Pavlína Kourková and Václav Zelený

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:49

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  35. The purpose of this study was to analyze the importance of traditional medicinal plants use to Wajãpi women in the State of Amapá, Brazil, as well as their practices in the local common illnesses of treatment ...

    Authors: Nely Dayse Santos da Mata, Rosinaldo Silva de Sousa, Fábio F Perazzo and José Carlos Tavares Carvalho

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:48

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  36. The Eastern Highlands area of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a rich tradition of medicinal plant use. However, rapid modernization is resulting in the loss of independent language traditions and consequently a los...

    Authors: Ronald Y Jorim, Seva Korape, Wauwa Legu, Michael Koch, Louis R Barrows, Teatulohi K Matainaho and Prem P Rai

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:47

    Content type: Research

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  37. Historical proven wood species have no reported adverse health effect associated with its past use. Different historical proven species have traditionally been used to manufacture different wooden food contact...

    Authors: John Kenneth Mensah, Evans Adei, Dina Adei and Gwendolyn Owusu Ansah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:46

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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