1st Edition

Ethnobotany From the Traditional to Ethnopharmacology

    264 Pages 9 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    264 Pages 9 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Part 1: Ethnobotany

    1. 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

    2. Ethnobotany of Medicinal and Sacred Plants with Ethnopharmacological Potential from Southwestern Colombia

    Olga L. Sanabria, Willian Orlando Castillo and Ricardo Reyes-Chilpa

    3. Ethnobotanical Uses and Potential Pharmaceutical Applications of the Cactaceae Family

    Carola Analía Torres, Cristina Marisel Pérez Zamora, María Beatriz Nuñez and Ana María Gonzalez

    4. 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

    5. Limits and Risks of Plants Valorization in Morocco Associated with Their Vernacular Names

    Abdeslam Ennabili, Abdelmajid Khabbach and Mohamed Libiad

    6. Resilience of Mapuche Health System and the Influence of COVID-19

    Ana Haydeé Ladio and N. David Jiménez-Escobar

    Part 2: Traditional Knowledge of Useful Plants

    7. Medicinal Use of the Plants of the Atacama Desert

    Roberto Contreras-Díaz, Felipe Carevic, Wilson Huanca-Mamani and Liesbeth van den Brink

    8. 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

    9. Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology of Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) in Southern African Countries

    Ahmad Cheikhyoussef, Davis Mumbengegwi and Alfred Maroyi

    10. Traditional Medicine of the Kichwa of the Upper Napo

    Omar Vacas Cruz, Danilo Medina, Joseph Iñiguez and Hugo Navarrete

    11. 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 gained 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).