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  1. By revealing historical and present plant use, ethnobotany contributes to drug discovery and socioeconomic development. Nepal is a natural storehouse of medicinal plants. Although several ethnobotanical studie...

    Authors: Yadav Uprety, Hugo Asselin, Emmanuel K Boon, Saroj Yadav and Krishna K Shrestha

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  2. Agrarian rural dwellers in Nigeria produce about 95% of locally grown food commodities. The low accessibility to and affordability of orthodox medicine by rural dwellers and their need to keep healthy to be ec...

    Authors: Taiwo E Mafimisebi and Adegboyega E Oguntade

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:1

    Content type: Review

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  3. Many recent papers have documented the phytochemical and pharmacological bases for the use of palms (Arecaceae) in ethnomedicine. Early publications were based almost entirely on interviews that solicited local k...

    Authors: Joanna Sosnowska and Henrik Balslev

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:43

    Content type: Review

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  4. This paper assesses the current ethnobotanical knowledge, use and management of Scolymus hispanicus L. in two localities of Central Spain and the relation with its natural abundance. It also addresses the influen...

    Authors: Sandra Polo, Javier Tardío, Ainhoa Vélez-del-Burgo, María Molina and Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:42

    Content type: Research

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  5. Tanzania is a wild orchid biodiversity hotspot and has a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. The wild orchids in the study are endemic and protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Eve...

    Authors: Joyce FX Challe and Lisa Leimar Price

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:41

    Content type: Research

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  6. The possibility to better understand the relationships within the men, the nature and their culture has extreme importance because allows the characterisation of social systems through their particular environ...

    Authors: Bárbara Arias Toledo, Leonardo Galetto and Sonia Colantonio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:40

    Content type: Research

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  7. Concern about the use of endangered and threatened species in traditional medicine escalated as populations of many species plummeted because of poaching for the medicinal trade. Nigeria is known for a long an...

    Authors: Durojaye A Soewu and Ibukun A Ayodele

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:39

    Content type: Research

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  8. In Mexico, the traditional maize cultivation system has resisted intensification attempts for many decades in some areas, even in some well-connected regions of the temperate highlands. We suggest that this is...

    Authors: Rosa M González-Amaro, Angélica Martínez-Bernal, Francisco Basurto-Peña and Heike Vibrans

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:38

    Content type: Research

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  9. Animal-based remedies constitute an integral part of Traditional Medicine and this is true in Brazil as well both in rural and urban areas of the country. Due to its long history, zootherapy has in fact become...

    Authors: Maine VA Confessor, Lívia ET Mendonça, José S Mourão and Rômulo RN Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:37

    Content type: Research

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  10. The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is considered one of the hotspots for conservation, comprising remnants of rain forest along the eastern Brazilian coast. Its native inhabitants in the Southeastern coast include ...

    Authors: Natalia Hanazaki, Rômulo RN Alves and Alpina Begossi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:36

    Content type: Research

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  11. Worldwide there is growing research interest in the ethnobiology of mangrove forests. Notwithstanding that, little information has been published about ethnobiology of mangrove forests in Cameroon. The aims of...

    Authors: Adolphe Nfotabong Atheull, Ndongo Din, Simon N Longonje, Nico Koedam and Farid Dahdouh-Guebas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  12. Plants have traditionally been used as a source of medicine in Ethiopia since early times for the control of various ailments afflicting humans and their domestic animals. However, little work has been made in...

    Authors: Mirutse Giday, Zemede Asfaw, Zerihun Woldu and Tilahun Teklehaymanot

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:34

    Content type: Research

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  13. A gastronomic and medical ethnobotanical study was conducted among the Occitan communities living in Blins/Bellino and Chianale, in the upper Val Varaita, in the Piedmontese Alps, North-Western Italy, and the ...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni and Maria Elena Giusti

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:32

    Content type: Research

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  14. Many people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Namibia have access to antiretroviral drugs but some still use traditional medicines to treat opportunistic infect...

    Authors: Kazhila C Chinsembu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Review

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Review

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  35. 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

    Content type: Review

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  36. 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

    Content type: Review

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  37. 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

    Content type: Review

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Review

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