Ethnobotany: Local Knowledge and Traditions discusses various plants that have actually been used in traditional medicine for a specific ailment. It desribes the biological effectiveness (activities) related to each "sickness" which have been scientifically verified. This book will also discuss the bioactivities established/determined that are promising and have potential. Finally, this book will be an appropriate consultation tool for scientists/professionals/experts such as ethnobotanists, botanists, cell/molecular biologists, chemists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, environmentalists/ecologists.
Table of Contents
Mururé (Brosimum acutifolium Huber) in the Treatment of Syphilis in Colonial Amazonia: From Historical Data to the Actual Contribution in Treatment. Agroecology, Local Knowledge and Participatory Research: Articulation of Knowledge for Sustainable Use of Plant Resources in Agroecosystems. The Path of Ethnopharmacobotany: From Economic Botany to Ethnobotany. Patagonian Berries: An Ethnobotanical Approach to Exploration of their Nutraceutical Potential. Status of Research on Medicinal Plants in the Cajamarca´s Region, Peru. Recent Reports on Ethnopharmacological and Ethnobotanical Studies of Valeriana Carnosa Sm. (Valerianaceae). Traditional Knowledge of Antivenom Plants: Bioactive Compounds and their Antiophidic Properties. Ethnobotanical Study of Dakshin Dinajpur District of West Bengal - An Overview. Antipsoriatic Medicinal Plants: From Traditional Use to Clinic. Knowledge of the Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Tobas and Mocovíes Tribes in the Central-North of Argentina. Ethnobotany of Teucrium species. Ethnobotanical Issues on Medicinal Plants from Paraguay. An Overview of Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.) Nash (Poaceae): Traditional Uses and Products. Native Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Nervous System Ailments in Chile and the Current State of its Scientific Studies. Medicinal Plants Used by the Tharu Communities in Nepal.
José L. Martinez is a Full Time Professor, Editor in Chief of BLACPMA (www.blacpma.usach.cl) a WoS Journal; Editor in Chief of "Contribuciones Cientificas y Tecnologicas" and "Brotes Científicos". He is a member of the Editorial Board in various scientific journals.