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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. In 1948, Professor Józef Gajek initiated a detailed census of the wild edible plants used in Poland. The questionnaires were collected by correspondents of the Polish Folklore Society in 95 localities througho...

    Authors: Łukasz Łuczaj
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:4
  14. Throughout Brazil a large number of people seek out reptiles for their meat, leather, ornamental value and supposed medicinal importance. However, there is a dearth of information on the use of reptiles in fol...

    Authors: Rômulo RN Alves and Gindomar G Santana
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:3
  15. Folk names of plants are the roots of traditional plant biodiversity knowledge. This paper mainly records and analyses the wild plant folk names of the Mongolians in the Ejina desert area based on a field surv...

    Authors: Khasbagan and Soyolt
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:2
  16. The objective of the present study was to reveal patterns in the treatment of health conditions in a Quechua-speaking community in the Bolivian Andes based on plant use data from traditional healers and patien...

    Authors: Ina Vandebroek, Evert Thomas, Sabino Sanca, Patrick Van Damme, Luc Van Puyvelde and Norbert De Kimpe
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008 4:1
  17. Sorghum is one of the main staple food crops for the poorest and most food insecure people of the world. As Ethiopia is the centre of origin and diversity for sorghum, the crop has been cultivated for many tho...

    Authors: Firew Mekbib
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:38
  18. Traditional methods of healing have been beneficial in many countries with or without access to conventional allopathic medicine. In the United States, these traditional practices are increasingly being sought...

    Authors: Rainer W Bussmann, Douglas Sharon, Ina Vandebroek, Ana Jones and Zachary Revene
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:37
  19. Although ethnomedically and taxonomically guided searches for new medicinal plants can improve the percentage of plants found containing active compounds when compared to random sampling, ethnobotany has fulfi...

    Authors: Nathaniel Bletter
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:36
  20. Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world, and one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites. Despite this importance, very little information exits on the cities flora in gen...

    Authors: Archana K Verma, Munesh Kumar and Rainer W Bussmann
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:35
  21. The present paper contributes to enrich the ethnobotanical knowledge of Calabria region (Southern Italy). Research was carried out in Alto Tirreno Cosentino, a small area lying between the Tyrrhenian coast and...

    Authors: Maria Lucia Leporatti and Massimo Impieri
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:34
  22. Consuming wild foods is part of the food ways of people in many societies, including farming populations throughout the world. Knowledge of non-domesticated food resources is part of traditional and tacit ecol...

    Authors: Chantita Setalaphruk and Lisa Leimar Price
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:33
  23. The present work addresses the use of zootherapy in folk veterinary medicine (ethnoveterinary) by the residents of the municipal district of Cubati, microregion of Seridó, Paraíba State, Brazil. It sought to i...

    Authors: Raynner RD Barboza, Wedson de MS Souto and José da S Mourão
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:32
  24. The practice of integrating western and traditional indigenous medicine is fast becoming an accepted and more widely used approach in health care systems throughout the world. However, debates about intercultu...

    Authors: Javier Mignone, Judith Bartlett, John O'Neil and Treena Orchard
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:31
  25. Ethnobotanical surveys were carried out to document herbal remedies used in the management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Bukoba Rural district, Tanzania. The district is currently an epicenter of HIV...

    Authors: Daniel P Kisangau, Herbert VM Lyaruu, Ken M Hosea and Cosam C Joseph
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:29
  26. We compare traditional knowledge and use of wild edible plants in six rural regions of the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula as follows: Campoo, Picos de Europa, Piloña, Sanabria and Caurel in Spain and Parqu...

    Authors: Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana, Javier Tardío, Emilio Blanco, Ana Maria Carvalho, Juan José Lastra, Elia San Miguel and Ramón Morales
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:27
  27. The knowledge and use of medicinal plant species by traditional healers was investigated in Sekoru District, Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia from December 2005 to November 2006. Traditional healers of the st...

    Authors: Haile Yineger and Delenasaw Yewhalaw
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:24
  28. The present paper is a brief survey on the ethnobotanical works published by the Authors since 1981, concerning the research carried out in some southern and central Italian regions. Before Roman domination th...

    Authors: Paolo Maria Guarrera and Leporatti Maria Lucia
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:23
  29. A comparative food ethnobotanical study was carried out in twenty-one local communities in Italy, fourteen of which were located in Northern Italy, one in Central Italy, one in Sardinia, and four in Southern I...

    Authors: Maria Pia Ghirardini, Marco Carli, Nicola del Vecchio, Ariele Rovati, Ottavia Cova, Francesco Valigi, Gaia Agnetti, Martina Macconi, Daniela Adamo, Mario Traina, Francesco Laudini, Ilaria Marcheselli, Nicolò Caruso, Tiziano Gedda, Fabio Donati, Alessandro Marzadro…
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:22
  30. In recent years, diverse scholars have addressed the issue of the chemosensory perceptions associated with traditional medicines, nevertheless there is still a distinct lack of studies grounded in the social s...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni and Bren Torry
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:21
  31. The research was carried out within the course of two years (2005–2006) in four countries from southern, southeast and eastern parts of Europe: Bulgaria, Italy, Macedonia and Romania. The data are collected ma...

    Authors: Anely M Nedelcheva, Yunus Dogan and Paolo Maria Guarrera
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:20
  32. This article analyzes whether the distribution or area of use of 18 medicinal plants is influenced by ecological and cultural factors which might account for their traditional use and/or phytonymy in Navarra.

    Authors: Silvia Akerreta, Rita Yolanda Cavero, Víctor López and María Isabel Calvo
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:16
  33. In the present work the authors report the result of their food ethnobotanical researches, which have been carried out in Sicily during the last thirty years. Data concerning 188 wild species used in the tradi...

    Authors: Francesca Lentini and Francesca Venza
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:15
  34. The use of medicinal plants is an option for livestock farmers who are not allowed to use allopathic drugs under certified organic programs or cannot afford to use allopathic drugs for minor health problems of...

    Authors: Cheryl Lans, Nancy Turner, Tonya Khan, Gerhard Brauer and Willi Boepple
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:11
  35. An ethnobotanical study in the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park (CMNP), Nuevo Leon, Mexico was conducted. In spite of the large area (1,773.7 km2), heterogeneous physiography, contrasting plant communities a...

    Authors: Eduardo Estrada, José A Villarreal, César Cantú, Ismael Cabral, Laura Scott and Carmen Yen
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:8
  36. The dependence of local people on plant medicine from natural forests has a long tradition in Tanzania and is becoming increasingly popular among rural and urban communities due to among others increase in liv...

    Authors: Rukia A Kitula
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2007 3:7

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