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  1. The harmful outcomes of nicotine self administration have been the focus of sustained global health education campaigns that have targeted tobacco smoking and to a lesser extent, smokeless tobacco use. 'Smokel...

    Authors: Angela Ratsch, Kathryn J Steadman and Fiona Bogossian

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:26

    Content type: Review

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  2. Katima Mulilo has the highest burden of HIV/AIDS in Namibia. Due to several constraints of the antiretroviral therapy programme, HIV-infected persons still use ethnomedicines to manage AIDS-related opportunist...

    Authors: Kazhila C Chinsembu and Marius Hedimbi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  3. The rural populations in Ethiopia have a rich knowledge of wild edible plants and consumption of wild edible plants is still an integral part of the different cultures in the country. In the southern part of t...

    Authors: Tilahun Teklehaymanot and Mirutse Giday

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  4. Mwingi District lies within the Kenyan Arid and Semiarid lands (ASALs) in Eastern Province. Although some ethnobotanical surveys have been undertaken in some arid and semiarid areas of Kenya, limited studies h...

    Authors: Grace N Njoroge, Isaac M Kaibui, Peter K Njenga and Peter O Odhiambo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  5. The Asháninka Native Community Bajo Quimiriki, District Pichanaki, Junín, Peru, is located only 4 km from a larger urban area and is dissected by a major road. Therefore the loss of traditional knowledge is a ...

    Authors: Gaia Luziatelli, Marten Sørensen, Ida Theilade and Per Mølgaard

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  6. Ethiopian communities highly depend on local plant resources to secure their subsistence and health. Local tree resources are exploited and used intensively for medicinal purposes. This study provides insight ...

    Authors: Biruktayet Assefa, Gerhard Glatzel and Christine Buchmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  7. The Kagera region of north western Tanzania has a rich culture of traditional medicine use and practices. The dynamic inter-ethnic interactions of different people from the surrounding countries constitute a r...

    Authors: Mainen J Moshi, Donald F Otieno, Pamela K Mbabazi and Anke Weisheit

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  8. Little is known about the use of bush medicine and traditional healing among Aboriginal Australians for their treatment of cancer and the meanings attached to it. A qualitative study that explored Aboriginal A...

    Authors: Shaouli Shahid, Ryan Bleam, Dawn Bessarab and Sandra C Thompson

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  9. The Suleiman mountainous region is an important cradle of animal domestication and the habitat of many indigenous livestock breeds. The dromedary camel is a highly appreciated and valued animal and represents ...

    Authors: Abdul Raziq, Kerstin de Verdier and Muhammad Younas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  10. The jaraquis (Semaprochilodus spp.) are the most abundant group in the fishing landing in Manaus. However, just command and control management strategies have been used by the fishery governmental agency in the r...

    Authors: Vandick S Batista and Liane G Lima

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  11. This study documents the use of medicinal plants from the Mustang district of the north-central part of Nepal. Traditional botanical medicine is the primary mode of healthcare for most of the population of thi...

    Authors: Shandesh Bhattarai, Ram P Chaudhary, Cassandra L Quave and Robin SL Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  12. This paper records the meaning of the term 'offense' and the folk knowledge related to local beliefs and practices of folk medicine that prevent and treat snake bites, as well as the implications for the conse...

    Authors: Dídac S Fita, Eraldo Costa M Neto and Alexandre Schiavetti

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  13. Blighia sapida is a woody perennial multipurpose fruit tree species native to the Guinean forests of West Africa. The fleshy arils of the ripened fruits are edible. Seeds and capsules of the fruits are used for s...

    Authors: Marius RM Ekué, Brice Sinsin, Oscar Eyog-Matig and Reiner Finkeldey

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  14. Adequate feeding is essential to realizing the potential of small ruminants to alleviate poverty among smallholder farmers. This study was conducted in two villages in the Ejura-Sekyedumase District of Ghana a...

    Authors: Stephanie Duku, Akke J van der Zijpp and Patricia Howard

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  15. The investigation of plant mixtures used in traditional medicine in Northern Peru yielded a total of 974 herbal preparations used to treat 164 different afflictions. Psychosomatic disorders were, with almost 3...

    Authors: Rainer W Bussmann, Ashley Glenn, Karen Meyer, Alyse Kuhlman and Andrew Townesmith

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  16. A qualitative ethnomedical survey was carried out among a local Orang Asli tribe to gather information on the use of medicinal plants in the region of Kampung Bawong, Perak of West Malaysia in order to evaluat...

    Authors: Anbu Jeba Sunilson John Samuel, Anandarajagopal Kalusalingam, Dinesh Kumar Chellappan, Rejitha Gopinath, Suraj Radhamani, Hj Azman Husain, Vignesh Muruganandham and Proom Promwichit

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  17. Plants have traditionally been used as a source of medicine in India by indigenous people of different ethnic groups inhabiting various terrains for the control of various ailments afflicting human and their d...

    Authors: Manju Panghal, Vedpriya Arya, Sanjay Yadav, Sunil Kumar and Jaya Parkash Yadav

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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