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  1. Cha-hua (Camellia reticulata) is one of China’s traditional ornamental flowers developed by the local people of Yunnan Province. Today, more than 500 cultivars and hybrids are recogniz...

    Authors: Tong Xin, Jan de Riek, Huijun Guo, Devra Jarvis, Lijuan Ma and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:74

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  2. Although, medicinal plants have been important for women’s health historically, the knowledge about such use during pregnancy in developing countries is limited. This is the first quantitative, ethnobotanical ...

    Authors: Cecilie Sogn Nergard, Thi Phung Than Ho, Drissa Diallo, Ngolo Ballo, Berit Smestad Paulsen and Hedvig Nordeng

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:73

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  3. In their quest to understand and interpret nature, people have frequently sought religious or divine origins for plant species and their characteristics. Less often, historical events or persons are involved. ...

    Authors: Torbjørn Alm

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:72

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  4. Some Mayan peasant-hunters across the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico still carry out a hunting ritual –Loojil Ts’oon, Loj Ts’oon or Carbine Ceremony– in which they renew the divine permission for hunting in order to...

    Authors: Dídac Santos-Fita, Eduardo J. Naranjo, Erin I.J. Estrada, Ramón Mariaca and Eduardo Bello

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:71

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  5. Edible plants with underground storage organs (USOs) are neglected resources. We studied the local ecological knowledge edible plants with (USOs) in rural populations of North-Patagonia in order to establish h...

    Authors: Juan José Ochoa and Ana Haydee Ladio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:70

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  6. The use of interdisciplinary approaches such as the proposed report provides a broad understanding of the relationship between people and the environment, revealing reliable aspects not previously considered i...

    Authors: Carolina A. Collier, Miguel S. de Almeida Neto, Gabriela MA Aretakis, Rangel E. Santos, Tiago H. de Oliveira, José S. Mourão, William Severi and Ana CA El-Deir

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:69

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  7. Traditional medicine remains the only health care available in many rural areas in Madagascar like the rural community of Ambalabe, located in a very remote area in the eastern part of the country. With limite...

    Authors: Nivo H. Rakotoarivelo, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, Vololoniaina H. Jeannoda, Alyse R. Kuhlman, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:68

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  8. An ethnobotanical survey was conducted on the Caribbean island of Trinidad to identify medicinal plants commonly used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions.

    Authors: Y. N. Clement, Y. S. Baksh-Comeau and C. E. Seaforth

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:67

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  9. Magical charm plants to ensure good luck in hunting, fishing, agriculture, love and warfare are known among many Amerindians groups in the Guianas. Documented by anthropologists as social and political markers...

    Authors: Tinde van Andel, Sofie Ruysschaert, Karin Boven and Lewis Daly

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:66

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  10. Traditional apiculture has been practised in Ethiopia over a long historical period and still remains a benign means to extract direct benefits from natural ecosystems. While its contribution to economic devel...

    Authors: Hussien Adal, Zemede Asfaw, Zerihun Woldu, Sebsebe Demissew and Patrick van Damme

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:65

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  11. Homegardens in Ethiopia are currently facing different threats mainly due genetic erosion, loss of traditional knowledge on their use and management and drought. On the other hand, research and documentation w...

    Authors: Tefera Mekonen, Mirutse Giday and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:64

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  12. Shiri is a small mountainous village in the Republic of Daghestan, in the North Caucasus. Daghestan is Russia’s southernmost and most ethnically and linguistically diverse republic, a considerable part of whic...

    Authors: Iwona Kaliszewska and Iwona Kołodziejska-Degórska

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:63

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  13. Worldwide, coastal communities’ ethnomedicinal knowledge has been sporadically recorded and poorly understood. Based on the ethnomedicinal knowledge of the Seri people; a hunting-gathering and fishing society ...

    Authors: Nemer E. Narchi, Luis Ernesto Aguilar-Rosas, José Jesús Sánchez-Escalante and Dora Ofelia Waumann-Rojas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:62

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  14. Mescal production is the main economic activity associated to agaves in Mexico, which involves 53 species mostly harvested from forests. The increasing mescal demand has influenced risk in both agave populatio...

    Authors: Ignacio Torres, José Blancas, Alejandro León and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:61

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  15. This study focuses on the large outdoor markets of the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo. As the largest metropolitan area in Madagascar with a population of nearly two million, the region has great capacity...

    Authors: Maria Nirina Randriamiharisoa, Alyse R. Kuhlman, Vololoniaina Jeannoda, Harison Rabarison, Nivo Rakotoarivelo, Tabita Randrianarivony, Fortunat Raktoarivony, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:60

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  16. Food taboos are known from virtually all human societies and pregnant women have often been targeted. We qualitatively assessed food taboos during pregnancy, its motivating factors, and enforcement mechanisms ...

    Authors: Samson K. Arzoaquoi, Edward E. Essuman, Fred Y. Gbagbo, Eric Y. Tenkorang, Ireneous Soyiri and Amos K. Laar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:59

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  17. This study aimed at exploring the roles of a Vaidya – an uncodified traditional doctor – in a community in Kerala State, India. Special attention was paid to the characteristics of the Vaidya’s patients in com...

    Authors: Sachi Matsuoka

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:57

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  18. Home gardens (HGs) provide perspectives for conservation of plant genetic resources while contributing to improving livelihoods. However, knowledge of local factors shaping their ownership, plant diversity (PD...

    Authors: Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Adandé Belarmain Fandohan, Valère Kolawolé Salako, Alix Franck Rodrigue Idohou, Romain Glèlè Kakaї and Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:56

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  19. Wild plant gathering becomes again a popular and fashionable activity in Europe after gathering practices have been increasingly abandoned over the last decades. Recent ethnobotanical research documented a div...

    Authors: Christoph Schunko, Susanne Grasser and Christian R. Vogl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:55

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  20. Pastoral populations around the world hold complex and detailed ethnoveterinary knowledge, essential for the survival of their herds and securing their livelihood. In recent decades, several studies have given...

    Authors: Gabriele Volpato, Saleh Mohamed Lamin Saleh and Antonello Di Nardo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:54

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  21. There are many ethnobotanical studies on the use of wild plants and mushrooms for food and medicinal treatment in Europe. However, there is a lack of comparative ethnobotanical research on the role of non-wood...

    Authors: Nataliya Stryamets, Marine Elbakidze, Melissa Ceuterick, Per Angelstam and Robert Axelsson

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:53

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  22. Knowledge about wild edible plants (WEPs) has a high direct-use value. Yet, little is known about factors shaping the distribution and transfer of knowledge of WEPs at global level and there is concern that us...

    Authors: Nerea Turreira-García, Ida Theilade, Henrik Meilby and Marten Sørensen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:52

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  23. The Araucaria Forest is associated with the Atlantic Forest domain and is a typical ecosystem of southern Brazil. The expansion of Araucaria angustifolia had a human influence in southern Brazil, where historical...

    Authors: Anna Jacinta Machado Mello and Nivaldo Peroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:51

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  24. The relationship between spirituality, religion and medicine has been recognized since antiquity. Despite large differences in their history, society, economy and cultures human communities shared a common bel...

    Authors: Nelide Romeo, Olivier Gallo and Giuseppe Tagarelli

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:50

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  25. Bapedi traditional healers of Blouberg are custodians of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants of this region. They provide primary health care to a large number of people in the Blouberg area of South Afri...

    Authors: Malehu K Mathibela, Bronwyn A Egan, Helena J Du Plessis and Martin J Potgieter

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:49

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  26. The editors of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2014).

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:47

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  27. Wild plants are used as food for human populations where people still depend on natural resources to survive. This study aimed at identifying wild plants and edible uses known in four rural communities of the ...

    Authors: Ieda Maria Bortolotto, Maria Christina de Mello Amorozo, Germano Guarim Neto, Jens Oldeland and Geraldo Alves Damasceno-Junior

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:46

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  28. Since outside the tribal areas of North-East India it is not widely known, neither in the world nor in India itself, that rats are considered a delicious food item, this was one of several reasons why we decid...

    Authors: Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow, Karsing Megu and Jharna Chakravorty

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:45

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  29. Garo Hills represents one of earliest human habitation in Bangladesh preserving its ancient cultures due to the geographic location. It is situated in the most northern part of Durgapur sub-district having bor...

    Authors: Md. Arif Khan, Md. Khirul Islam, Md. Afjalus Siraj, Sanjib Saha, Apurba Kumar Barman, Khalijah Awang, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Jamil A. Shilpi, Rownak Jahan, Erena Islam and Mohammed Rahmatullah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:44

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  30. In rural communities of Thailand, traditional healers still play an important role in local health care systems even though modern medicine is easily accessible. Meanwhile, natural forests in Thailand which ar...

    Authors: Katesarin Maneenoon, Chuanchom Khuniad, Yaowalak Teanuan, Nisachon Saedan, Supatra Prom-in, Nitiphol Rukleng, Watid Kongpool, Phongsura Pinsook and Winyu Wongwiwat

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:43

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  31. Shui communities of southwest China have an extensive history of using wild plants as starters (Xiaoqu) to prepare fermented beverages that serve important roles in interpersonal relationships and cultural events...

    Authors: Liya Hong, Jingxian Zhuo, Qiyi Lei, Jiangju Zhou, Selena Ahmed, Chaoying Wang, Yuxiao Long, Feifei Li and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:42

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  32. Food and herbal medicinal therapy is an important aspect of Chinese traditional culture and traditional Chinese medicine. The Naxi are indigenous residents of the Ancient Tea Horse Road, and the medicine of th...

    Authors: Lingling Zhang, Yu Zhang, Shengji Pei, Yanfei Geng, Chen Wang and Wang Yuhua

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:40

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  33. Kosovo represents a unique hotspot of biological and cultural diversity in Europe, which allows for interesting cross-cultural ethnobotanical studies. The aims of this study were twofold: 1) to document the st...

    Authors: Behxhet Mustafa, Avni Hajdari, Andrea Pieroni, Bledar Pulaj, Xhemajli Koro and Cassandra L Quave

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:39

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  34. Several ethnobiology studies evaluate the cultural significance (CS) of plants and mushrooms. However, this is not the case for mammals. It is important to make studies of CS allowing the comparison of cultura...

    Authors: Yasminda García del Valle, Eduardo J Naranjo, Javier Caballero, Carlos Martorell, Felipe Ruan-Soto and Paula L Enríquez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:36

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  35. Ethnoveterinary medicine is a topic of growing interest among ethnobiologists, and is integral to the agricultural practices of many ethnic groups across the globe. The ethnoveterinary pharmacopoeia is often c...

    Authors: Sámuel Gergely Bartha, Cassandra L Quave, Lajos Balogh and Nóra Papp

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:35

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  36. This essay, which is the 6th in the series “Recollections, Reflections, and Revelations: Ethnobiologists and Their First Time in the Field”, is a personal reflection by the researcher on his first field experienc...

    Authors: Zsolt Molnár

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:34

    Content type: Review

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  37. Ethnobotanical knowledge continues to be important for treating illness in many rural communities, despite access to health care clinics and pharmaceuticals. However, access to health care clinics and other mo...

    Authors: Allison L Hopkins, John Richard Stepp, Christopher McCarty and Judith S Gordon

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:33

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  38. This paper is based on an ethnobotanical investigation that focused on the traditional medicinal plants used by local Maonan people to treat human diseases in Maonan concentration regions. The Maonan people ha...

    Authors: Liya Hong, Zhiyong Guo, Kunhui Huang, Shanjun Wei, Bo Liu, Shaowu Meng and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:32

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  39. The present study is intended to compare and document the therapeutic flora, their remedial use, and the traditional knowledge used frequently by the residents of the Cholistan desert and Pothwar (Potohar) Pla...

    Authors: Sadia Malik, Saeed Ahmad, Alia Sadiq, Khurshid Alam, Hafiz Muhammad Wariss, Imtiaz Ahmad, Muhammad Qasim Hayat, Shazia Anjum and Muhammad Mukhtar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:31

    Content type: Review

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  40. The inclusion of traditional plant-based ecto-parasite control methods in primary health care of livestock is increasingly becoming an important intervention for improving livestock productivity in resource-ch...

    Authors: Emmanuel Tendai Nyahangare, Brighton Marimanzi Mvumi and Tonderai Mutibvu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:30

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  41. Termites are mainly known for damage caused to human beings, both in urban and rural areas. However, these insects play an important role in the decomposition of organic matter in tropical regions and are impo...

    Authors: Rozzanna Esther Cavalcanti Reis de Figueirêdo, Alexandre Vasconcellos, Iamara Silva Policarpo and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:29

    Content type: Review

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  42. Cultivation is the most appropriate management option when both demand and harvesting of wild plant species increase beyond natural production levels. In the current study we made the assumption that, besides ...

    Authors: Sognigbe N’Danikou, Enoch G Achigan-Dako, Dedeou A Tchokponhoue, Chaldia OA Agossou, Carlos A Houdegbe, Raymond S Vodouhe and Adam Ahanchede

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:28

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  43. Digestive system disorders have a substantial effect on worldwide morbidity and mortality rates, including in Thailand, where the majority of the rural areas have a lack of proper sanitation and awareness abou...

    Authors: Kornkanok Tangjitman, Chalobol Wongsawad, Kaweesin Kamwong, Treetip Sukkho and Chusie Trisonthi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:27

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  44. Sarma - cooked leaves rolled around a filling made from rice and/or minced meat, possibly vegetables and seasoning plants – represents one of the most widespread feasting dishes of the Middle E...

    Authors: Yunus Dogan, Anely Nedelcheva, Łukasz Łuczaj, Constantin Drăgulescu, Gjoshe Stefkov, Aida Maglajlić, Jonathan Ferrier, Nora Papp, Avni Hajdari, Behxhet Mustafa, Zora Dajić-Stevanović and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:26

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  45. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was conducted in Ada’a District, Eastern Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to identify and document medicinal plants an...

    Authors: Alemayehu Kefalew, Zemede Asfaw and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:25

    Content type: Research

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