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  1. Traditional plant use is of extremely high importance in many societies, and prevalent in African communities. This knowledge is however dwindling rapidly due to changes towards a more Western lifestyle. The i...

    Authors: Rainer W Bussmann
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:35
  2. An ethnobotanical survey of wild edible plants of Cyprus was carried out in two sites. Paphos vine zone and Larnaca mixed farming zone. These are among the areas in Cyprus whose inhabitants subsisted primarily...

    Authors: Athena Della, Demetra Paraskeva-Hadjichambi and Andreas Ch Hadjichambis
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:34
  3. The study of ethnobotany relating to any tribe is in itself a very intricate or convoluted process. This paper documents the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants that are in use by the indigenous Jaintia ...

    Authors: Albert L Sajem and Kuldip Gosai
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:33
  4. The medicinal properties of plant species have made an outstanding contribution in the origin and evolution of many traditional herbal therapies. These traditional knowledge systems have started to disappear w...

    Authors: Chandra Prakash Kala, Pitamber Prasad Dhyani and Bikram Singh Sajwan
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:32
  5. This paper investigates the commonalities in ethnoveterinary medicine used for horses between Trinidad (West Indies) and British Columbia (Canada). These research areas are part of a common market in pharmaceu...

    Authors: Cheryl Lans, Nancy Turner, Gerhard Brauer, Grant Lourenco and Karla Georges
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:31
  6. The Caatinga (dry land vegetation) is one of the most characteristic vegetation types in northeastern Brazil. It occupies a large percentage of the semi-arid region there, and generally supports two major type...

    Authors: Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:30
  7. The use of plants for healing by any cultural group is integrally related to local concepts of the nature of disease, the nature of plants, and the world view of the culture. The physical and chemical properti...

    Authors: Leslie Main Johnson
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:29
  8. Molluscs have been for a long time a very important food resource for humans. Therefore, oysters, clams, and mussels are highly required at seafood markets. Like any commercial food, it is necessary that mollu...

    Authors: Alberto K Nishida, Nivaldo Nordi and Rômulo RN Alves
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:28
  9. Traditional plant use in Nepal has been documented for millennia. The importance of plants as medicine has not diminished in any way in recent times, and traditional medicines are still the most important heal...

    Authors: Ripu M Kunwar, Bal K Nepal, Hari B Kshhetri, Sanjeev K Rai and Rainer W Bussmann
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:27
  10. Mangrove forests, though essentially common and wide-spread, are highly threatened. Local societies along with their knowledge about the mangrove also are endangered, while they are still underrepresented as s...

    Authors: F Dahdouh-Guebas, S Collin, D Lo Seen, P Rönnbäck, D Depommier, T Ravishankar and N Koedam
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:24
  11. Traditional plant use is of tremendous importance in many societies, including most rural African communities. This knowledge is however, rapidly dwindling due to changes towards a more Western lifestyle, and ...

    Authors: Rainer W Bussmann, Genevieve G Gilbreath, John Solio, Manja Lutura, Rumpac Lutuluo, Kimaren Kunguru, Nick Wood and Simon G Mathenge
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:22
  12. New quantitative methods to collect and analyze data have produced novel findings in ethnobiology. A common application of quantitative methods in ethnobiology is to assess the traditional ecological knowledge...

    Authors: Victoria Reyes-García, Vincent Vadez, Susan Tanner, Thomas McDade, Tomás Huanca and William R Leonard
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:21
  13. It was aimed in the present work to report aspects related to identification, naming and categorization of the mastofauna species of the caatinga biome, according to hunters' knowledge of Northeast Brazil. The...

    Authors: José S Mourão, Helder FP Araujo and Fabiana S Almeida
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:19
  14. Zonocerus variegatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) is known as an agricultural pest in West and Central Africa. However, its importance in the agricultural production system in Cameroon has not be...

    Authors: Sévilor Kekeunou, Stephan Weise, Jean Messi and Manuel Tamò
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:17
  15. During the years 2003–2005, a comparative ethnobotanical field survey was conducted on remedies used in traditional animal healthcare in eight Mediterranean areas. The study sites were selected within the EU-f...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni, Maria Elena Giusti, Caterina de Pasquale, Cinzia Lenzarini, Eleonora Censorii, María Reyes Gonzáles-Tejero, Cristina Patricia Sánchez-Rojas, Jose M Ramiro-Gutiérrez, Melpomeni Skoula, Chris Johnson, Anaya Sarpaki, Athena Della, Demetra Paraskeva-Hadijchambi, Andreas Hadjichambis, Mohammed Hmamouchi, Said El-Jorhi…
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:16
  16. The aim of this study was to identify plant species among the diverse flora of the caatinga ecosystem that are used therapeutically. Research was undertaken in the municipalities of Piranhas and Delmiro Gouveia, ...

    Authors: Cecília de Fátima CBR Almeida, Elba Lúcia Cavalcanti de Amorim, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque and Maria Bernadete S Maia
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:15
  17. The importance of medicinal plants in traditional healthcare practices, providing clues to new areas of research and in biodiversity conservation is now well recognized. However, information on the uses for pl...

    Authors: Sanjay Kr Uniyal, KN Singh, Pankaj Jamwal and Brij Lal
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:14
  18. Plants in Kenya are becoming increasingly important as sources of traditional medicines. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that malaria kills about 2.7 million people every year, 90% of who are...

    Authors: Grace N Njoroge and Rainer W Bussmann
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:8
  19. The use and management of "angico" (Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan) by a rural community in northeastern Brazil was examined. By employing different techniques of data collection and population structure ...

    Authors: Júlio Marcelino Monteiro, Cecília de Fátima CB Rangel de Almeida, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Alissandra Trajano N Florentino and Rodrigo Leonardo C de Oliveira
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:6
  20. Malaria is a leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tanzania changed its malaria treatment policy from chloroquine (CQ) to Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) as first line drug in August 2001. We wanted to...

    Authors: Stephen ED Nsimba
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:5
  21. More than twelve temperate-inhabitant Mexican ethnic groups are considered to be mycophilic and to have extensive traditional mycological knowledge. In contrast, inhabitants of tropical lands have been studied...

    Authors: Felipe Ruán-Soto, Roberto Garibay-Orijel and Joaquín Cifuentes
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:3
  22. The Chinese term "Hot Qi" is often used by parents to describe symptoms in their children. The current study was carried out to estimate the prevalence of using the Chinese term "Hot Qi" to describe symptoms i...

    Authors: Flora Y Kong, Daniel K Ng, Chung-hong Chan, Wan-lan Yu, Danny Chan, Ka-li Kwok and Pok-yu Chow
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:2
  23. Traditional human communities have a wide knowledge of their environment. Collection of animals in estuarine and coastal areas are directly influenced by tidal cycles. The aim of this study is to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Alberto K Nishida, Nivaldo Nordi and Rômulo RN Alves
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:1
  24. From a conservationist perspective, seahorses are threatened fishes. Concomitantly, from a socioeconomic perspective, they represent a source of income to many fishing communities in developing countries. An i...

    Authors: Ierecê ML Rosa, Rômulo RN Alves, Kallyne M Bonifácio, José S Mourão, Frederico M Osório, Tacyana PR Oliveira and Mara C Nottingham
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:12
  25. The study of local knowledge about natural resources is becoming increasingly important in defining strategies and actions for conservation or recuperation of residual forests. This study therefore sought to: ...

    Authors: Luiz Rodrigo Saldanha Gazzaneo, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena and Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:9
  26. An ethnopharmacological survey was carried out to collect information on the use of seven medicinal plants in rural areas in the nearby regions of Bamako, Mali. The plants were Opilia celtidifolia, Anthocleista d...

    Authors: Adiaratou Togola, Drissa Diallo, Seydou Dembélé, Hilde Barsett and Berit Smestad Paulsen
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:7
  27. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that as many as 80% of the world's more than six billion people rely primarily on animal and plant-based medicines. The healing of human ailments by using therapeu...

    Authors: Rômulo RN Alves and Ierecê L Rosa
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:5
  28. Orphans are an increasing problem in developing countries particularly in Africa; due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic; and needs collective effort in intervention processes by including all stakeholders right from th...

    Authors: Edmund J Kayombo, Zakaria H Mbwambo and Mariam Massila
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:3
  29. Research was carried out into agricultural and domestic-handicraft uses in folk traditions in the Tyrrhenian sector of the Basilicata region (southern Italy), as it is typically representative of ethnobotanica...

    Authors: Giovanni Salerno, Paolo Maria Guarrera and Giulia Caneva
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:2
  30. Ethnobiology is a multidisciplinary field of study that draws on approaches and methods from both the social and biological sciences. Ethnobiology aims at investigating culturally based biological and environm...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni, Lisa Leimar Price and Ina Vandebroek
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:1

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