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  1. Content type: Research

    Ethnobotanical field studies concerning migrant groups are crucial for understanding temporal changes of folk plant knowledge as well as for analyzing adaptation processes. Italy still lacks in-depth studies o...

    Authors: Michele Fontefrancesco, Charles Barstow, Francesca Grazioli, Hillary Lyons, Giulia Mattalia, Mattia Marino, Anne E. McKay, Renata Sõukand, Paolo Corvo and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:11

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    The wild plants not only form an integral part of the culture and traditions of the Himalayan tribal communities but also contribute largely to the sustenance of these communities. The tribal people use large ...

    Authors: Dipika Rana, Anupam Bhatt and Brij Lal

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:10

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    The present study documents the ethnomedicinal knowledge among the traditional healers of the Pangkhua indigenous community of Bangladesh. The documented data from this area was quantitatively analyzed for the...

    Authors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Gang Feng, Md Nurul Amin Khan, James W. Barlow, Umme Ruman Ankhi, Sheng Hu, M. Kamaruzzaman, Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin and Xuebo Hu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:8

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    Because of diverse topographical habitats, the Chenab River wetland harbors a wealth of medicinal and food plant species. This paper presents first quantitative assessment on the ethnobotanical use of plants b...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Altaf, Rainer W. Bussmann and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:7

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    The ethnic groups in Gilgit-Baltistan have been utilizing local resources in their centuries-old traditional healing system. Most tribes within these ethnic groups still rely on traditional healing systems. We...

    Authors: Muhammad Asad Salim, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Robbie Hart, Tika Khan, Sajid Ali, Chandni Kiran, Asma Parveen, Zahra Batool, Shanila Bano and Jianchu Xu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:6

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    Many fungal species in tropical Africa are useful, with high added value, and play essential roles in the structure and dynamic of ecosystems. However, the diversity, distribution, and uses by local population...

    Authors: Bakary Soro, N’golo Abdoulaye Koné, Linda Patricia Louyounan Vanié-Léabo, Souleymane Konaté, Adama Bakayoko and Daouda Koné

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:5

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  7. Content type: Research

    This study documents cycad-human relationships in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras over the last 6000 years. The impetus was acute need for a better understanding of previously undocumented...

    Authors: Mark Bonta, María Teresa Pulido-Silva, Teresa Diego-Vargas, Aurelia Vite-Reyes, Andrew P. Vovides and Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:4

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  8. Content type: Research

    The consumption of wild plants is an ancient tradition which serves multiple purposes. Cognizant that Teso-Karamoja region is frequently affected by food scarcity and is not adequately surveyed for its flora, ...

    Authors: Samuel Ojelel, Patrick Mucunguzi, Esther Katuura, Esezah K. Kakudidi, Mary Namaganda and James Kalema

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:3

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  9. Content type: Research

    Recognition of the diversity of living beings, including the classification and naming of species, is a fundamental condition for biological literacy with the aim of developing critical awareness of human rela...

    Authors: José Valberto de Oliveira, Sérgio de Faria Lopes, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Dilma Maria de Melo Brito Trovão, Maiara Bezerra Ramos and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:1

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  10. Content type: Research

    Traditional raft (jangada), piúba wood raft (jangada de pau de piúba), six-log raft (jangada de seis paus), and wooden raft (jangada de pau) are some of the names given to the traditional Brazilian watercrafts cr...

    Authors: Isis Leite Medeiros Mascarenhas Andrade, Marcelo Schramm Mielke, Nivaldo Peroni and Alexandre Schiavetti

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:80

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  11. Content type: Research

    Fleagrass, Adenosma buchneroides, is an aromatic perennial herb that occupies an important position in the life of the Akha people. They regard it as a tribal symbol and a gift of love. Fleagrass also has many me...

    Authors: Yi Gou, Ruyan Fan, Shengji Pei and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:79

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  12. Content type: Research

    The cultivated banana and plantain (Musa spp.) are valuable for nutritional and socio-economic security for millions of people worldwide. In Benin, banana and plantain are among the most produced, consumed, and t...

    Authors: Mariano C. Chabi, Anicet G. Dassou, Innocent Dossou-Aminon, David Ogouchoro, Bonaventure Omondi Aman and Alexandre Dansi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:78

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    The use of wild birds, for several purposes, is directly associated with cultural, ecological, and conservation issues. This study aimed to inventory the wild birds known and used in three communities in Paraí...

    Authors: Vanessa Moura dos Santos Soares, Hyago Keslley de Lucena Soares, Suellen da Silva Santos and Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:77

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  14. Content type: Research

    Kam Sweet Rice (KSR) is a special kind of rice landrace that has been cultivated for thousands of years in the borders of Guizhou, Hunan, and Guangxi Provinces of China, and is mainly distributed in southeast ...

    Authors: Yanjie Wang, Aixia Jiao, Huicha Chen, Xiaoding Ma, Di Cui, Bing Han, Renchao Ruan, Dayuan Xue and Longzhi Han

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:76

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  15. Content type: Research

    Groundnut is an important legume crop in Togo. However, groundnut yield has been steadily decreasing for decades as a result of lack of organized breeding program to address production constraints. Though, low...

    Authors: Essohouna Modom Banla, Daniel Kwadjo Dzidzienyo, Ifie Elohor Beatrice, Samuel Kwame Offei, Pangirayi Tongoona and Haile Desmae

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:75

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    Bai people in the Dali Prefecture of Northwest Yunnan, China, have a long history of using plant extracts to dye their traditional costumes and maintain this culture for posterity. However, the development of ...

    Authors: Yanxiao Fan, Yanqiang Zhao, Aizhong Liu, Alan Hamilton, Chuanfa Wang, Liangqun Li, Yekun Yang and Lixin Yang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:74

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  17. Content type: Research

    Wild edible plants (WEPs) refer to edible species that are not cultivated or domesticated. WEPs have an important role to play in poverty eradication, security of food availability, diversification of agricult...

    Authors: Harpreet Bhatia, Yash Pal Sharma, R. K. Manhas and Kewal Kumar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:73

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  18. Content type: Research

    Ethnopharmacological studies about migrants reveal a dynamic process of knowledge and use of medicinal plants. In this study, we sought to elucidate quantitative and qualitatively the main factors influencing ...

    Authors: Perla Carvalho Romanus, Fúlvio Rieli Mendes and Elisaldo de Araújo Carlini

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:72

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  19. Content type: Research

    Accessing folk knowledge from small-scale fishers is an affordable and reliable approach to understand the dynamic and diversity of shark species worldwide, especially of those eventually caught. In this conte...

    Authors: Marcelo Moreira de Carvalho, Mônica Rocha de Oliveira, Priscila Fabiana Macedo Lopes and Jorge Eduardo Lins Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:71

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  20. Content type: Research

    Modern ethnopharmaceutical studies are still quite unusual in Northern Europe. Data regarding the medicinal use of plants, animals, and fungi and also of spiritual rituals of healing is obtained mostly from et...

    Authors: Zivile Pranskuniene, Roberta Dauliute, Andrius Pranskunas and Jurga Bernatoniene

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:70

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  21. Content type: Research

    The problem of childhood undernutrition in low-income countries persists despite long-standing efforts by local governmental and international development agencies. In order to address this problem, the Peruvi...

    Authors: Madalena Monteban, Valeria Yucra Velasquez and Benedicta Yucra Velasquez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:69

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  22. Content type: Research

    Traditional markets outstandingly contribute to conservation of biocultural diversity, social relations, and cultural values. These markets reflect life strategies and forms people of a region interact with th...

    Authors: Berenice Farfán-Heredia, Alejandro Casas and Selene Rangel-Landa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:68

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  23. Content type: Research

    Spices have always been used for their flavor-enhancement characteristics and for their medicinal properties. In Benin, scientific research on spices is scarce, despite their importance in the local population...

    Authors: Konoutan Médard Kafoutchoni, Rodrigue Idohou, Anthony Egeru, Kolawolé Valère Salako, Clément Agbangla, Aristide Cossi Adomou and Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:67

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  24. Content type: Research

    We undertook ethnobotanical and ecological studies on fodder plants grazed by cattle across Benin national area. The study aims to ascertain the top priority fodder plants in order to catalogue the indigenous ...

    Authors: Jéronime Marie-Ange Sènami Ouachinou, Gbèwonmèdéa Hospice Dassou, Akomian Fortuné Azihou, Aristide Cossi Adomou and Hounnankpon Yédomonhan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:66

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  25. Content type: Research

    We investigated local knowledge of plants in terms of plant use shifts and losses, in two coastal communities within a protected area in southern Brazil. Our hypothesis is that people’s livelihoods are associa...

    Authors: Rafaela H. Ludwinsky and Natalia Hanazaki

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:65

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  26. Content type: Research

    Starting from the ancient time, the people of Ethiopia use medicinal plants as traditional medicine to heal different human and livestock ailments. This ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was carried out...

    Authors: Leul Kidane, Gebrecherkos Gebremedhin and Tadesse Beyene

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:64

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  27. Content type: Research

    Home gardens are an integral part of many traditional land use systems around the world. They are subject to various conversion processes and undergo a variety of changes. We were interested if change is an on...

    Authors: Brigitte Vogl-Lukasser and Christian R. Vogl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:63

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  28. Content type: Research

    This paper provides an insightful quantitative ethnoecological analysis and affirms that agro-pastoralists have a multiplicity of criteria for valuating their natural forage resources. Rural households in West...

    Authors: John-Baptist S N Naah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:62

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  29. Content type: Research

    The traditional medicinal markets held during the Dragon Boat Festival are common and important in China’s countryside. In Jianghua, a Yao autonomous county in Hunan Province in China, the medicinal market als...

    Authors: Binsheng Luo, Yujing Liu, Bo Liu, Sizhao Liu, Beixi Zhang, Linghan Zhang, Chunrui Lin, Yan Liu, Edward J. Kennelly, Zhiyong Guo and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:61

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  30. Content type: Research

    Hunting wildlife for medicinal purposes is a widespread practice throughout Brazil; however, studies about the animals used for zootherapeutic practices have been performed almost exclusively with traders (her...

    Authors: Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Hugo Fernandes-Ferreira, Arnaldo José Correia Magalhães Júnior, Julio Marcelino Monteiro, Érika de Araújo Abi-chacra and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:60

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  31. Content type: Research

    Insects play an important role as a diet supplement in Burkina Faso, but the preferred insect species vary according to the phytogeographical zone, ethnic groups, and gender. The present study aims at document...

    Authors: Aminata Séré, Adjima Bougma, Judicaël Thomas Ouilly, Mamadou Traoré, Hassane Sangaré, Anne Mette Lykke, Amadé Ouédraogo, Olivier Gnankiné and Imaël Henri Nestor Bassolé

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:59

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  32. Content type: Research

    Herbal tea is widely consumed in Jianghua, a Yao autonomous county in Hunan Province, China, to prevent and treat diseases. The materials in herbal tea at the traditional medicinal markets at the Dragon Boat F...

    Authors: Bing Jin, Yujing Liu, Jiaxi Xie, Binsheng Luo and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:58

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  33. Content type: Research

    Wild edibles continue to be a significant contributor to the global food basket in much of the developing world. A consensus has now been formed that information on wild edibles is an important part of ethnobo...

    Authors: Sonali Hasmukh Chauhan, Santosh Yadav, Taro Takahashi, Łukasz Łuczaj, Lancelot D’Cruz and Kensuke Okada

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:57

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  34. Content type: Research

    Indigenous and local knowledge systems are characterised by a ‘knowledge-practice-belief’ complex that plays a critical role for biodiversity management and conservation on indigenous lands. However, few studi...

    Authors: Natasha Louise Constant and Milingoni Peter Tshisikhawe

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:56

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  35. Content type: Research

    Different species of animals are being utilized in traditional therapies by various cultures for a long time and such uses still exist in folk medicine. The present study aimed to document animal-based traditi...

    Authors: Muhammad Altaf, Muhammad Umair, Abdul Rauf Abbasi, Noor Muhammad and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:55

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  36. Content type: Research

    Wildlife has been traditionally used by forest communities as a source of protein, and the Peruvian Amazon is no exception. The articulation of colonist and indigenous communities to urban centers and markets ...

    Authors: Wendy Francesconi, Vincent Bax, Genowefa Blundo-Canto, Simon Willcock, Sandra Cuadros, Martha Vanegas, Marcela Quintero and Carlos A. Torres-Vitolas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:54

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  37. Content type: Research

    Insects are known to be able to provide valuable nutrients to indigenous populations across the Amazon. However, studies on traditional insect use in the Peruvian Amazon are scarce. This study documents edible...

    Authors: Rubén Casas Reátegui, Lukas Pawera, Pablo Pedro Villegas Panduro and Zbynek Polesny

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:53

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  38. Content type: Research

    Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important grain legume crop grown in the central region of the Republic of Benin. However, its production declined in recent years to the extent that its diversity is bei...

    Authors: Laura Estelle Yêyinou Loko, Joelle Toffa, Arlette Adjatin, Ahouélété Joel Akpo, Azize Orobiyi and Alexandre Dansi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:52

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  39. Content type: Research

    Angola suffered a long-lasting military conflict. Therefore, traditional knowledge of plant usage is still an important part of cultural heritage, especially concerning the still very poor health care system i...

    Authors: Thea Lautenschläger, Mawunu Monizi, Macuntima Pedro, José Lau Mandombe, Makaya Futuro Bránquima, Christin Heinze and Christoph Neinhuis

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:51

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  40. Content type: Research

    Mediterranean farmers traditionally utilized plants, animals, and minerals sourced locally to treat their animals. Research is needed to understand at what extent such knowledge of domestic animal care still s...

    Authors: Simonetta Bullitta, Giovanni Antonio Re, Maria Domenica Iole Manunta and Giovanna Piluzza

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:50

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  41. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate the local botanical knowledge of native food plants in three rural communities, located in the semiarid region of Paraíba State, Brazil, verifying possibilities of differences o...

    Authors: Ernane N. Nunes, Natan M. Guerra, Edna Arévalo-Marín, Carlos Antônio B. Alves, Viviany T. do Nascimento, Denise D. da Cruz, Ana H. Ladio, Silvanda de M. Silva, Rodrigo S. de Oliveira and Reinaldo F. P. de Lucena

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:49

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  42. Content type: Research

    Myanmar is one of the hotspots of biodiversity and is a rapidly developing country. Performing floristic research in Myanmar is an urgent issue, and ethnobotanical studies of wild edible plants (WEPs) will pro...

    Authors: Thant Shin, Kazumi Fujikawa, Aung Zaw Moe and Hiroshi Uchiyama

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:48

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  43. Content type: Research

    According to the biophilia hypothesis, an emotional affiliation with nature has been inherited during human biocultural evolution. Research on beekeeping can contribute to the scientific understanding of the i...

    Authors: Roberta Monique Amâncio Carvalho, Celso Feitosa Martins, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves and Ângelo Giuseppe Chaves Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:47

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  44. Content type: Research

    Limpopo province, South Africa, has a rich plant diversity and is referred to as one of the hotspots areas within the country. The aim of the current work was to identify and document medicinal plant species u...

    Authors: Nkoana Ishmael Mongalo and Tshepiso Jan Makhafola

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:46

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  45. Content type: Research

    Medicinal properties of the food species are one of the poorly documented and important areas of ethnopharmacology. The present survey quantitatively documented the medicinal foods prescribed by the non-instit...

    Authors: S. Esakkimuthu, S. Sylvester Darvin, S. Mutheeswaran, M. Gabriel Paulraj, P. Pandikumar, S. Ignacimuthu and N. A. Al-Dhabi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:45

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  46. Content type: Research

    Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) have been traded for millennia by indigenous communities. Current increased demands driven by globalisation, however, put more pressure on local harvesters and their surround...

    Authors: Tim van den Boog, Janette Bulkan, James Tansey and Tinde R. van Andel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:44

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  47. Content type: Research

    Despite the importance of local markets as a source of medicinal plants in Colombia, comparatively little comparative research reports on the pharmacopoeiae sold. This stands in contrast to wealth of available...

    Authors: Rainer W. Bussmann, Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana, Carolina Romero and Robbie E. Hart

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:43

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