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  1. Content type: Research

    The extensive medicinal plant knowledge of Amazonian tribal peoples is widely recognized in the scientific literature and celebrated in popular lore. Despite this broad interest, the ethnomedical systems and k...

    Authors: Christopher N Herndon, Melvin Uiterloo, Amasina Uremaru, Mark J Plotkin, Gwendolyn Emanuels-Smith and Jeetendra Jitan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:27

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    Research was carried out in Konta Special Woreda (District); it is a remote area with lack of infrastructure like road to make any research activities in the area. Therefore, this research was conducted to inv...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hailemariam Bekalo, Sebsebe Demissew Woodmatas and Zemede Asfaw Woldemariam

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:26

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    In many Southeast Asian cultures the activities and diet during the postpartum period are culturally dictated and a period of confinement is observed. Plants play an important role in recovery during the postp...

    Authors: Hugo de Boer and Vichith Lamxay

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:25

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    The Kagera region, in north western Tanzania, is endowed with a strong culture of traditional medicine that is well supported by a rich diversity of medicinal plants. However, most of the plants in this region...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:24

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    The practice of sacrifice has occurred in several cultures and religions throughout history and still exists today. Candomblé, a syncretical Afro-Brazilian religion, practices the sacrificial ritual called "Orô" ...

    Authors: Nivaldo A Léo Neto, Sharon E Brooks and Rômulo RN Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:23

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  6. Content type: Research

    Folk taxonomy is a sub-area of ethnobiology that study the way of how traditional communities classify, identify and name their natural resources. The work present was undertaken in two traditional communities...

    Authors: Emmanoela N Ferreira, José da S Mourão, Pollyana D Rocha, Douglas M Nascimento and Dandara Monalisa Mariz da S Q Bezerra

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:22

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    Animals have been used as a source of medicine in Brazil since ancient times, and have played a significant role in healing practices. Specifically in Northeast Brazil, zootherapy is a very common practice, an...

    Authors: Felipe S Ferreira, Samuel V Brito, Samuel C Ribeiro, Waltécio O Almeida and Rômulo RN Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:21

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  8. Content type: Review

    Food taboos are known from virtually all human societies. Most religions declare certain food items fit and others unfit for human consumption. Dietary rules and regulations may govern particular phases of the...

    Authors: Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:18

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  9. Content type: Research

    Ethnobotanical investigations were conducted in Fundong Central Subdivision in the Northwest Region of Cameroon to identify trees growing in the area and collect information on their uses by the local people. ...

    Authors: Derek A Focho, Muh C Newu, Mendi G Anjah, Fongod A Nwana and Fonge B Ambo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:17

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  10. Content type: Research

    Haitian migrants played an important role shaping Cuban culture and traditional ethnobotanical knowledge. An ethnobotanical investigation was conducted to collect information on medicinal plant use by Haitian ...

    Authors: Gabriele Volpato, Daimy Godínez, Angela Beyra and Adelaida Barreto

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:16

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  11. Content type: Research

    Medicinal plants used by the local people in Xizang (Tibet) have been investigated since the 1960s. The others out of Xizang, however, have been less understood, although they may be easily and strongly influe...

    Authors: Yanchun Liu, Zhiling Dao, Chunyan Yang, Yitao Liu and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:15

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  12. Content type: Research

    Traditional medicine (TM) has been a major source of health care in Ethiopia as in most developing countries around the world. This survey examined the extent and factors determining the use of TM and medicina...

    Authors: Teferi Flatie, Teferi Gedif, Kaleab Asres and Tsige Gebre-Mariam

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:14

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    Hunting for wild animals is stimulated by the many different human uses of faunal resources, and these animals constitute important subsistence items in local communities in the Caatinga region. In order to ga...

    Authors: Rômulo RN Alves, Lívia ET Mendonça, Maine VA Confessor, Washington LS Vieira and Luiz CS Lopez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:12

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    Anthropoentomophagy is an ancient culinary practice wherein terrestrial and aquatic insects are eaten by humans. Of these species of insects, terrestrial insects are far more commonly used in anthropoentomopha...

    Authors: Julieta Ramos-Elorduy, José Manuel Pino Moreno and Victor Hugo Martínez Camacho

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:11

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    A mounting body of critical research is raising the credibility of Traditional Knowledge (TK) in scientific studies. These studies have gained credibility because their claims are supported by methods that are...

    Authors: Subramanyam Ragupathy and Steven G Newmaster

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:10

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  16. Content type: Research

    Chronological information on the composition and structure of agrocenoses and detailed features of land cover referring to specific areas are uncommon in ethnobotanical studies, especially for periods before t...

    Authors: Rodolfo Gentili, Elio Gentili and Sergio Sgorbati

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:9

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  17. Content type: Research

    The botanical identification of Ulluchu, an iconic fruit frequently depicted in the art of the pre-Columbian Moche culture that flourished from A.D. 100–800 on the Peruvian north coast, has eluded scientists sinc...

    Authors: Rainer W Bussmann and Douglas Sharon

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:8

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  18. Content type: Research

    Ethnobotanical studies generally describe the traditional knowledge of a territory according to a "hic et nunc" principle. The need of approaching this field also embedding historical data has been frequently ...

    Authors: Antonino De Natale, Gianni Boris Pezzatti and Antonino Pollio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:7

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  19. Content type: Research

    Most of the traditional knowledge about plants and their uses is fast disappearing as a consequence of socio-economic and land use changes. This trend is also occurring in areas that are historically exposed t...

    Authors: Maria Adele Signorini, Maddalena Piredda and Piero Bruschi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:6

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  20. Content type: Review

    Several conifers have been considered as candidates for "Annedda", which was the source for a miraculous cure for scurvy in Jacques Cartier's critically ill crew in 1536. Vitamin C was responsible for the cure...

    Authors: Don J Durzan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:5

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  21. Content type: Review

    Although the use of plants for treating supernaturally caused illnesses (e.g., soul loss, evil wind, witchcraft) has been documented in the Ecuador highlands, so-called magical plants have received much less f...

    Authors: Anthony P Cavender and Manuel Albán

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:3

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  22. Content type: Review

    Bear bile has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. Modern investigations showed that it has a wide range of pharmacological actions with little toxicological side effect and ...

    Authors: Yibin Feng, Kayu Siu, Ning Wang, Kwan-Ming Ng, Sai-Wah Tsao, Tadashi Nagamatsu and Yao Tong

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:2

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  23. Content type: Review

    Animal-based remedies constitute an integral part of Brazilian Traditional Medicine. Due to its long history, zootherapy has in fact become an integral part of folk medicine both in rural and urban areas of th...

    Authors: Rômulo RN Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:1

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  24. Content type: Research

    An ethnopharmacological survey was carried out to collect information about the use of six medicinal plants in the regions around Siby and Dioila, Mali. The plants investigated were Biopyhtum petersianum, Cola co...

    Authors: Tom Erik Grønhaug, Silje Glæserud, Mona Skogsrud, Ngolo Ballo, Sekou Bah, Drissa Diallo and Berit Smestad Paulsen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:26

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  25. Content type: Research

    In the present study we have investigated the cultural transmission of two types of traditional plant knowledge in two communities of North-western Patagonia, Argentina. In the Pilcaniyeu community, we studied...

    Authors: Cecilia Eyssartier, Ana H Ladio and Mariana Lozada

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:25

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  26. Content type: Review

    Indigenous knowledge has become recognized worldwide not only because of its intrinsic value but also because it has a potential instrumental value to science and conservation. In Nepal, the indigenous knowled...

    Authors: Ripu M Kunwar and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:24

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  27. Content type: Research

    Lepcha is the oldest and the first tribe reported from Sikkim, India; majority of its population inhabiting in Dzongu valley, an officially demarcated reserve for Lepcha community, bordering Khangchendzonga Bi...

    Authors: Bharat K Pradhan and Hemant K Badola

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:22

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  28. Content type: Research

    Dusky grouper (garoupa, Epinephelus marginatus) is an important catch for several artisanal small-scale fisheries along the Brazilian coast. It is a sedentary, monandric, and late maturing protogynous species, wh...

    Authors: Alpina Begossi and Renato AM Silvano

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:20

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  29. Content type: Research

    This paper presents the Enawene-Nawe Society's traditional knowledge about stingless bees. The Enawene-Nawe are an Aruak speaking people, indigenous to the Meridian Amazon. Specifically, they live in the Jurem...

    Authors: Gilton Mendes dos Santos and Yasmine Antonini

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:19

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  30. Content type: Research

    Interest in ethnomedicine has grown in the last decades, with much research focusing on how local medicinal knowledge can contribute to Western medicine. Researchers have emphasized the divide between practice...

    Authors: Laura Calvet-Mir, Victoria Reyes-García and Susan Tanner

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:18

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  31. Content type: Research

    The present study aims to review the zootherapeutic practices of the different ethnic communities of India. This work is also an attempt to present a list of animals' use for medicinal purposes by different co...

    Authors: Madan Mohan Mahawar and DP Jaroli

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:17

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  32. Content type: Research

    The emergence of alternative medicines for AIDS in Asia and Africa was discussed at a satellite symposium and the parallel session on alternative and traditional treatments of the AIDSImpact meeting, held in M...

    Authors: Anita Hardon, Alice Desclaux, Marc Egrot, Emmanuelle Simon, Evelyne Micollier and Margaret Kyakuwa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:16

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  33. Content type: Research

    Consumption of greens is a major source of vitamins and micro-nutrients for people using only vegetarian diets rich in carbohydrates. In remote rural settlements where vegetable cultivation is not practiced an...

    Authors: Shalini Misra, RK Maikhuri, CP Kala, KS Rao and KG Saxena

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:15

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  34. Content type: Research

    Ethnobotanical pharmacopoeia is confidently used in disease intervention and there is need for documentation and preservation of traditional medical knowledge to bolster the discovery of novel drugs. The objec...

    Authors: Mark O Nanyingi, James M Mbaria, Adamson L Lanyasunya, Cyrus G Wagate, Kipsengeret B Koros, Humphrey F Kaburia, Rahab W Munenge and William O Ogara

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:14

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  35. Content type: Research

    A comparative food ethnobotanical study was carried out in fifteen local communities distributed in five districts in the Palestinian Authority, PA (northern West Bank), six of which were located in Nablus, tw...

    Authors: Mohammed S Ali-Shtayeh, Rana M Jamous, Jehan H Al-Shafie', Wafa' A Elgharabah, Fatemah A Kherfan, Kifayeh H Qarariah, Isra' S Khdair, Israa M Soos, Aseel A Musleh, Buthainah A Isa, Hanan M Herzallah, Rasha B Khlaif, Samiah M Aiash, Ghadah M Swaiti, Muna A Abuzahra, Maha M Haj-Ali…

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:13

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  36. Content type: Research

    An ethnomedicinal study was conducted to document the indigenous medicinal plant knowledge and use by traditional healers in southwestern Ethiopia from December 2005 to November 2006. Data were collected from ...

    Authors: Haile Yineger, Delenasaw Yewhalaw and Demel Teketay

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:11

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  37. Content type: Research

    This study documents indigenous medicinal plant utilization, management and the threats affecting them. The study was carried out in Mana Angetu district between January 2003 and December 2004. Ethnobotanical ...

    Authors: Ermias Lulekal, Ensermu Kelbessa, Tamrat Bekele and Haile Yineger

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:10

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  38. Content type: Research

    There are many vanishing cultures that possess a wealth of knowledge on the medicinal utility of plants. The Malasars of Dravidian Tamils are an indigenous society occupying the forests of the Western Ghats, S...

    Authors: Subramanyam Ragupathy, Newmaster G Steven, Murugesan Maruthakkutti, Balasubramaniam Velusamy and Muneer M Ul-Huda

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:8

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  39. Content type: Research

    In the years 2003–2005 research was carried out concerning ethno-medicine in the high Molise (central- southern Italy), a region that has been the object of very little investigation from the ethnobotanical po...

    Authors: Paolo Maria Guarrera, Fernando Lucchese and Simone Medori

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:7

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  40. Content type: Research

    This paper describes ethnopharmacological knowledge on the uses of Erythrina senegalensis DC (Fabaceae) in traditional medicine in three different areas (Dioila, Kolokani and Koutiala) in Mali. Data were collecte...

    Authors: Adiaratou Togola, Ingvild Austarheim, Annette Theïs, Drissa Diallo and Berit Smestad Paulsen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:6

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  41. Content type: Research

    Dermatological remedies make up at least one-third of the traditional pharmacopoeia in southern Italy. The identification of folk remedies for the skin is important both for the preservation of traditional med...

    Authors: Cassandra L Quave, Andrea Pieroni and Bradley C Bennett

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:5

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