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  1. Research

    Fischer’s Plants in folk beliefs and customs: a previously unknown contribution to the ethnobotany of the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland

    Historical ethnobotanical studies are useful starting points for further diachronic analysis. The aim of this contribution is to present archival data from the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland, which we...

    Monika Kujawska, Piotr Klepacki and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:20

    Published on: 23 March 2017

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    “Horchata” drink in Southern Ecuador: medicinal plants and people’s wellbeing

    The “horchata” is a herbal mixture infusion consumed in Southern Ecuador. It remains unknown how vendors group the plant species to sell them at traditional markets. This research documented the following: 1) ...

    Montserrat Rios, Fani Tinitana, Pablo Jarrín-V, Natalia Donoso and Juan Carlos Romero-Benavides

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:18

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    The most used medicinal plants by communities in Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka, Southwestern Madagascar

    This paper reports a study undertaken in three remote communities (Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka), located in Sakaraha, Southwestern Madagascar. Not only villages are far away from sanitary infrastructures ...

    Tabita N. Randrianarivony, Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, Tefy H. Andriamihajarivo, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Vololoniaina H. Jeannoda, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:19

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Folk use of medicinal plants in Karst and Gorjanci, Slovenia

    Information on the use of medicinal plants in Karst and Gorjanci is not available in the literature, but collection of plants is still an important and widespread practice in these regions. Karst and Gorjanci ...

    Mateja Lumpert and Samo Kreft

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:16

    Published on: 23 February 2017

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    The bear in Eurasian plant names: motivations and models

    Ethnolinguistic studies are important for understanding an ethnic group’s ideas on the world, expressed in its language. Comparing corresponding aspects of such knowledge might help clarify problems of origin ...

    Valeria Kolosova, Ingvar Svanberg, Raivo Kalle, Lisa Strecker, Ayşe Mine Gençler Özkan, Andrea Pieroni, Kevin Cianfaglione, Zsolt Molnár, Nora Papp, Łukasz Łuczaj, Dessislava Dimitrova, Daiva Šeškauskaitė, Jonathan Roper, Avni Hajdari and Renata Sõukand

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:14

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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    An ethnographic study of salt use and humoral concepts in a Latino farm worker community in California’s Central Valley

    This article reports on the use of domestic or table salt for its perceived health effects and healing properties in a Latino farmworker community. It explores how contemporary salt usage beliefs can be seen t...

    Judith C. Barker, Claudia Guerra, M. Judy Gonzalez-Vargas and Kristin S. Hoeft

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:11

    Published on: 8 February 2017

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    Multi-functionality of the few: current and past uses of wild plants for food and healing in Liubań region, Belarus

    This study examined the use of wild plants in the food, medicinal and veterinary areas within a small territory limited to one village council in the Liubań district of Belarus. The objectives of the research ...

    Renata Sõukand, Yanina Hrynevich, Iryna Vasilyeva, Julia Prakofjewa, Yuriy Vnukovich, Jury Paciupa, Aliaksei Hlushko, Yana Knureva, Yulia Litvinava, Siarhei Vyskvarka, Hanna Silivonchyk, Alena Paulava, Mare Kõiva and Raivo Kalle

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:10

    Published on: 8 February 2017

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    Cultural significance of termites in sub-Saharan Africa

    The number of termite species in the world is more than 2500, and Africa with more than 1000 species has the richest intercontinental diversity. The family Termitidae contains builders of great mounds up to 5 ...

    Arnold van Huis

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:8

    Published on: 26 January 2017

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    Medical pluralism and livestock health: ethnomedical and biomedical veterinary knowledge among East African agropastoralists

    Human and animal health are deeply intertwined in livestock dependent areas. Livestock health contributes to food security and can influence human health through the transmission of zoonotic diseases. In low-i...

    Mark A. Caudell, Marsha B. Quinlan, Robert J. Quinlan and Douglas R. Call

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:7

    Published on: 21 January 2017

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    Traditional use and perception of snakes by the Nahuas from Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla, Mexico

    Indigenous cultures are the result of their adaptation to the natural surroundings, in such a way that, amongst their main features is a set of knowledge, technologies and strategies for the appropriation of n...

    Romina García-López, Alejandro Villegas, Noé Pacheco-Coronel and Graciela Gómez-Álvarez

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:6

    Published on: 21 January 2017

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    Treating infants with frigg: linking disease aetiologies, medicinal plant use and care-seeking behaviour in southern Morocco

    Although most Moroccans rely to some extent on traditional medicine, the practice of frigg to treat paediatric ailments by elderly women traditional healers known as ferraggat, has not yet been documented. We des...

    Irene Teixidor-Toneu, Gary J. Martin, Rajindra K. Puri, Ahmed Ouhammou and Julie A. Hawkins

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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    Swiss ethnoveterinary knowledge on medicinal plants – a within-country comparison of Italian speaking regions with north-western German speaking regions

    Ethnoveterinary knowledge in Europe may play an important role as a basis for sustainable treatment options for livestock. Aims of our study were (a) to compare the ethnoveterinary practices of two culturally ...

    Maria Mayer, Mirjam Zbinden, Christan R. Vogl, Silvia Ivemeyer, Beat Meier, Michele Amorena, Ariane Maeschli, Matthias Hamburger and Michael Walkenhorst

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

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    Traditional Mapuche ecological knowledge in Patagonia, Argentina: fishes and other living beings inhabiting continental waters, as a reflection of processes of change

    Understanding how people interpret environmental change and develop practices in response to such change is essential to comprehend human resource use. In the cosmology of the American indigenous peoples, as a...

    Juana Aigo and Ana Ladio

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:56

    Published on: 7 December 2016

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    Ethnobotanical survey of cosmetic plants used in Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)

    Cosmetic plants and their uses have often been neglected in ethnobotanical surveys which focus mainly on plants with medicinal or food uses. Thus, this survey was carried out to specifically investigate cosmet...

    Xénia Jost, Jean-Luc Ansel, Gaël Lecellier, Phila Raharivelomanana and Jean-François Butaud

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:55

    Published on: 29 November 2016

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    Ethnoagroforestry: integration of biocultural diversity for food sovereignty in Mexico

    Documenting the spectrum of ecosystem management, the roles of forestry and agricultural biodiversity, TEK, and human culture for food sovereignty, are all priority challenges for contemporary science and soci...

    Ana Isabel Moreno-Calles, Alejandro Casas, Alexis Daniela Rivero-Romero, Yessica Angélica Romero-Bautista, Selene Rangel-Landa, Roberto Alexander Fisher-Ortíz, Fernando Alvarado-Ramos, Mariana Vallejo-Ramos and Dídac Santos-Fita

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:54

    Published on: 23 November 2016

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    Ethno-medicinal survey of important plants practiced by indigenous community at Ladha subdivision, South Waziristan agency, Pakistan

    Medicinal flora plays a vital role in treating various types of ailments in living beings. The present study was planned to investigate and document systematically the indigenous knowledge in a scientifically ...

    Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Amir Hasan Khan, Atiq Ur Rehman, Rahmatullah Jan and Jafar Khan

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:53

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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