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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Chuxiong, known as “the City of Fungi,” is rich in fungal resources and traditional knowledge related to fungal biodiversity. The local environment is an excellent habitat for a wide variety of edible fungi. I...

    Authors: Dongyang Liu, Hong Cheng, Rainer W. Bussmann, Zhiyong Guo, Bo Liu and Chunlin Long
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:42
  19. Birds are kept as pets around the world, and bird-keeping is an ancient and widespread practice, constituting one of the main reasons for the decline of some species. In the semi-arid region of Brazil, this pr...

    Authors: Wallisson Sylas Luna de Oliveira, Sérgio de Faria Lopes and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:41
  20. This study seeks to better understand the human-nature interface and to measure the variability of plant use knowledge among cultures, through inter- and intracultural analyses. We compared plant collection, u...

    Authors: Ripu M. Kunwar, Maria Fadiman, Mary Cameron, Rainer W. Bussmann, Khum B. Thapa-Magar, Bhagawat Rimal and Prabhat Sapkota
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:40
  21. This study contributes to the current ethnomedicinal knowledge of the Swat Valley, Pakistan. District Swat possesses remarkable biodiversity owing to its varied topographical and climatic conditions, prompting...

    Authors: Kishwar Ali, Nasrullah Khan, Inayat-Ur Rahman, Waqar Khan, Murad Ali, Nisar Uddin and Mohammad Nisar
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:39
  22. The traditional ecological knowledge of land of the Ch’ol originary people from southeast Mexico forms part of their cultural identity; it is local and holistic and implies an integrated physical and spiritual...

    Authors: Rufo Sánchez-Hernández, Lucero Méndez-De la Cruz, David J. Palma-López and Francisco Bautista-Zuñiga
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:38
  23. Using animals for different purposes goes back to the dawn of mankind. Animals served as a source of food, medicine, and clothing for humans and provided other services. This study was designed to undertake a ...

    Authors: Fasil Adugna Kendie, Sileshi Andualem Mekuriaw and Melkamu Andargie Dagnew
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:37
  24. Eliciting factors affecting distribution of traditional knowledge (TK) and cultural importance of plant resources is central in ethnobiology. Socio-demographic attributes and ecological apparency hypothesis (E...

    Authors: Kolawolé Valère Salako, Francisco Moreira, Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Frédéric Tovissodé, Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo and Romain Lucas Glèlè Kakaï
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:36
  25. The housefly, Musca domestica L., is a major public health and domestic pest that spoils food and causes irritation and is a vector of many infectious disease pathogens of medical and veterinary importance. Curre...

    Authors: Kalori Baana, Harriet Angwech and Geoffrey Maxwell Malinga
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:35
  26. The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy-Güicán in the Colombian Andes is protected as a National Natural Park since 1977 because of its fragile páramo ecosystems, extraordinary biodiversity, high plant endemism, and function...

    Authors: Mireia Alcántara Rodríguez, Andrea Angueyra, Antoine M. Cleef and Tinde Van Andel
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:34
  27. Invasive plants can impact biodiversity as well as the lives of native human populations. Natural ecosystems represent sources of natural resources essential for the subsistence and socio-cultural continuity o...

    Authors: Arlene Oliveira Souza, Maria do Perpétuo Socorro Rodrigues Chaves, Reinaldo Imbrozio Barbosa and Charles Roland Clement
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:33
  28. Mushrooms are important forest resources, mostly as food, despite the serious health threat posed by toxic species. In the Highlands of Chiapas, numerous wild mushroom intoxications have been registered. While...

    Authors: Felipe Ruan-Soto
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:32
  29. The inhabitants of western Sudan use traditional medicine for the treatment of various ailments due to lack of medical doctors and unaffordable prices of pharmaceutical products. The present study is the first...

    Authors: Tahani Osman Issa, Yahya Sulieman Mohamed, Sakina Yagi, Reem Hassan Ahmed, Telal Mohammed Najeeb, Abdelrafie Mohamed Makhawi and Tarig Osman Khider
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:31
  30. The residents of remote areas mostly depend on folk knowledge of medicinal plants to cure different ailments. The present study was carried out to document and analyze traditional use regarding the medicinal p...

    Authors: Wahid Hussain, Lal Badshah, Manzoor Ullah, Maroof Ali, Asghar Ali and Farrukh Hussain
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:30
  31. Cassava is an important crop in Africa that is widely cultivated for its starchy tuberous root, which constitutes a major source of dietary carbohydrates. Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) is the most devastating d...

    Authors: Jerome Anani Houngue, Justin S. Pita, Gilles Habib Todjro Cacaï, Martine Zandjanakou-Tachin, Emmanuel A. E. Abidjo and Corneille Ahanhanzo
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:29
  32. Palikur Amerindians live in the eastern part of French Guiana which is undergoing deep-seated changes due to the geographical and economic opening of the region. So far, Palikur’s traditional ecological knowle...

    Authors: Clémence Ogeron, Guillaume Odonne, Antonia Cristinoi, Julien Engel, Pierre Grenand, Jacques Beauchêne, Bruno Clair and Damien Davy
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:28
  33. The order Hymenoptera comprises melliferous insects (bees, wasps and bumblebees); among them, stingless bees comprise a diverse group of eusocial insects present in tropical and subtropical areas. Of a total o...

    Authors: Fabio Fernando Flores, Norma Inés Hilgert and Liliana Concepción Lupo
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:27
  34. Food knowledge and consumption in the context of migration is an important topic in ethnobiological research. Little research is done on the process of how external factors impact food knowledge amongst migran...

    Authors: Elisabeth Kuhn, Ruth Haselmair, Heidemarie Pirker and Christian R. Vogl
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:26
  35. Majority of the people in rural areas depend on traditional fungi-based medicines to combat different illnesses. This ethnomycological survey was undertaken to document the traditional knowledge of mushrooms a...

    Authors: N. A. Teke, T. R. Kinge, E. Bechem, T. M. Nji, L. M. Ndam and A. M. Mih
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:25
  36. The Guachichiles were a group of Chichimeca people that inhabited the southern and central parts of the Mexican Plateau. In the southern area of their distribution, they occupied and used the tunales, extensive f...

    Authors: Eric Mellink, Mónica E. Riojas-López and José Antonio Rivera-Villanueva
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:24
  37. The lack of literature on the interactions between indigenous people and the valuable agroforestry trees hinder the promotion of sustainable management of plant resources in West African Sahel. This study aime...

    Authors: Larba Hubert Balima, Blandine Marie Ivette Nacoulma, Marius Rodrigue Mensah Ekué, François N’Guessan Kouamé and Adjima Thiombiano
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:23
  38. In Colombia, ethnobotanical studies regarding plant cultural significance (CS) in tropical dry forests are scarce and mainly focused on the Caribbean region. Different authors have indicated that the plants wi...

    Authors: Jeison Herley Rosero-Toro, Luz Piedad Romero-Duque, Dídac Santos-Fita and Felipe Ruan-Soto
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:22
  39. Atakora mountains in Benin are a unique but fragile ecosystem, harboring many endemic plant species. The ecosystem is undergoing degradation, and the woody vegetation is dramatically declining due to high anth...

    Authors: Pierre Onodje Agbani, Konoutan Médard Kafoutchoni, Kolawolé Valère Salako, Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Ahuéfa Mauricel Kégbé, Hahn Karen and Brice Sinsin
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:21
  40. Herbal baths play an important role in the traditional health care of Maroons living in the interior of Suriname. However, little is known on the differences in plant ingredients used among and within the Maro...

    Authors: Charlotte I. E. A. van ‘t Klooster, Vinije Haabo, Sofie Ruysschaert, Tessa Vossen and Tinde R. van Andel
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:20
  41. In Amazonia, primates are not only an important food source but they also hold significant cultural and symbolic value for many indigenous groups. We document the relationship between primates and community me...

    Authors: Carla Mere Roncal, Mark Bowler and Michael P Gilmore
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:19
  42. Cross-cultural studies indicate that every culture has its own particular explanations for health and illness and its own healing strategies. The Konso people have always practiced indigenous medicine and have...

    Authors: Tebaber Workneh, Guday Emirie, Mirgissa Kaba, Yalemtsehay Mekonnen and Helmut Kloos
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:18
  43. Traditional management regimes and knowledge systems of forest resources have shaped forests throughout the world where materials from individual species are harvested in a sustainable manner. To comprehend th...

    Authors: Leul Kidane, Sileshi Nemomissa and Tamrat Bekele
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:17
  44. Traditional knowledge about the use of medicinal plants for herbal drinks (HDs) is not well documented in the Azad Kashmir region despite their widespread use. This study highlights the taxonomic diversity and...

    Authors: Neelam Rashid, Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Mushtaq Ahmad, Valère Kolawolé Salako, Muhammad Zafar and Khafsa Malik
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:16
  45. Medicinal plants (MPs) used by traditional healers (THs) were investigated in Megera and adjacent subdistricts (kebeles) of Dalle District, Sidama Zone, southern Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to ide...

    Authors: Nigatu Tuasha, Beyene Petros and Zemede Asfaw
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:15
  46. Wild vegetables in the Mediterranean Basin are still often consumed as a part of the diet and, in particular, there is a great tradition regarding their use in Sicily.

    Authors: Anna Geraci, Filippo Amato, Giuseppe Di Noto, Giuseppe Bazan and Rosario Schicchi
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:14
  47. Wild mushrooms constitute an important non-timber forest product that provides diverse substances and services, especially food and income for local communities from many parts of the world. This study present...

    Authors: Héritier Milenge Kamalebo, Hippolyte Nshimba Seya Wa Malale, Cephas Masumbuko Ndabaga, Jérôme Degreef and André De Kesel
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:13
  48. The pastoral lifestyle of Indigenous communities of Bajaur Agency is bringing them close to natural remedies for treating their domestic animals. Several studies have been conducted across the globe describing...

    Authors: Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Amir Hasan Khan, Muhammad Adnan and Habib Ullah
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:11
  49. Local people in the Himalayan region use a wide range of wild and non-cultivated edible plants (WNEPs) for food, spice, medicinal, and cultural purposes. However, their availability, use, status and contributi...

    Authors: Kamal Prasad Aryal, Sushmita Poudel, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Nakul Chettri, Pashupati Chaudhary, Wu Ning and Rajan Kotru
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:10

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