From the Traditional to Ethnopharmacology
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In this book we present recent studies that have been carried out on some widely used medicinal plants. The need for new and alternative treatments stem from the lack of efficiency of existing remedies for certain illnesses. We have compiled information that may be useful to researchers in their quest to develop new drugs.
Table of Contents
The Genus Aloysia Paláu (Verbenaceae) in Argentina. A Paradigm in Ethnobotany
Paola Di Leo Lira, Daiana S. Retta, Valeria A. Moscatelli, Catalina M. van Baren and Arnaldo L. Bandoni
Ethnobotany of Medicinal and Sacred Plants with Ethnopharmacological Potential from Southwestern Colombia
Olga L. Sanabria, Willian Orlando Castillo and Ricardo Reyes-Chilpa
Ethnobotanical Uses and Potential Pharmaceutical Applications of the Cactaceae Family
Carola Analía Torres, Cristina Marisel Pérez Zamora, María Beatriz Nuñez and Ana María Gonzalez
Traditional Use of Plants in Mexico for the Treatment of Diabetes: An Ethnopharmacological Review and Scientific Evaluations
Carlos Alberto Lobato Tapia, Adriana Herrera García and Ana Liviere Vargas Vizuet
Limits and Risks of Plants Valorization in Morocco Associated with Their Vernacular Names
Abdeslam Ennabili, Abdelmajid Khabbach and Mohamed Libiad
Resilience of Mapuche Health System and the Influence of COVID-19
Ana Haydeé Ladio and N. David Jiménez-Escobar
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF USEFUL PLANTS
Medicinal Use of the Plants of the Atacama Desert
Roberto Contreras-Díaz, Felipe Carevic, Wilson Huanca-Mamani and Liesbeth van den Brink
Local Botanical Knowledge of Plants Associated with Andean and Chinese Traditions in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (Argentina): An Urban Ethnobotany Study
Jeremias Pedro Puentes
Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology of Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) in Southern African Countries
Ahmad Cheikhyoussef, Davis Mumbengegwi and Alfred Maroyi
Traditional Medicine of the Kichwa of the Upper Napo
Omar Vacas Cruz, Danilo Medina, Joseph Iñiguez and Hugo Navarrete
Traditional Practices Regarding the Use of Botanicals to Treat Bovine Haemonchosis in Pakistan
Muhammad Adnan Sabir Mughal, Rao Zahid Abbas, Muhammad Kasib Khan and Jose L. Martinez
José L. Martinez is a chemical biologist of the University of Santiago of Chile and did his MSc from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He works at the Direction of Scientific and Technological Research of the University of Santiago, Chile. He is the Editor and founder of the Latin American and Caribbean Bulletin of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (BLACPMA) and Medicinal Plant Communications. Member of the Editorial Committee of numerous journals and Editor of several books on medicinal plants.
Alfred Maroyi is a Full Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Fort Hare, South Africa with a doctorate in Ethnobotany and Plant Systematics from Wageningen University, Netherlands. In his research, he focuses on plants-people relationships, ethnobotany, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of plant species. He also conducts research on plant ecology, plant systematics, biodiversity conservation and ethnobiology, i.e., local environmental knowledge (LEK) systems, folk perceptions, uses and management of wild and cultivated plants.
Marcelo L. Wagner is a tenured Professor of Pharmacobotany at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, and Director of the Museum of Pharmacobotany "Juan Aníbal Domínguez". He is a full academician of the National Academy of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. He has served as the Director of Dominguezia journal, is a full member of the Medicinal Plants of the Argentine Pharmacopeia, and member of Medicinal Plants of the Argentine Institute of Material Rationalization (IRAM).