1st Edition

Local Knowledge and Traditions

ISBN 9781138388987
Published January 9, 2019 by CRC Press
326 Pages 7 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations

USD $210.00

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Book Description

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

Erika Fernanda de Matos Vieira, Maria da Graça Ribeiro Campos and Flávia Cristina Araújo Lucas

Agroecology, Local Knowledge and Participatory Research: Articulation of Knowledge for Sustainable Use of Plant Resources in Agroecosystems

Santiago Peredo-Parada and Claudia Barrera

The Path of Ethnopharmacobotany: From Economic Botany to Ethnobotany

Marcelo L. Wagner, Leonardo M. Anconatani, Rafael A. Ricco, Beatriz G. Varela and Gustavo C. Giberti

Patagonian Berries: An Ethnobotanical Approach to Exploration of their Nutraceutical Potential

Melina F. Chamorro, Ana Ladio and Soledad Molares

Status of Research on Medicinal Plants in the Cajamarca´s Region, Peru

Juan F. Seminario Cunya, Berardo Escalante Zumaeta and Alejandro Seminario Cunya

Recent Reports on Ethnopharmacological and Ethnobotanical Studies of Valeriana Carnosa Sm. (Valerianaceae)

Soledad Molares, Ana H. Ladio and Nicolás Nagahama

Traditional Knowledge of Antivenom Plants: Bioactive Compounds and their Antiophidic Properties

Carolina Alves dos Santos, Marco V. Chaud, Valquíria Miwa Hanai Yoshida, Raksha Pandit, Mahendra Rai and Yoko Oshima-Franco

Ethnobotanical Study of Dakshin Dinajpur District of West Bengal - An Overview

Tanmay Chowdhury, Subhas Chandra Roy and Dilip De Sarker

Antipsoriatic Medicinal Plants: From Traditional Use to Clinic

J.L. Ríos, G.R. Schinella and I. Andújar

Knowledge of the Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Tobas and Mocovíes Tribes in the Central-North of Argentina

María I. Stegmayer, Norma H. Alvarez, Melina G. Di Liberto, Lucas D. Daurelio and Marcos G. Derita

Ethnobotany of Teucrium species

Milan S. Stanković and Nenad M. Zlatić


Ethnobotanical Issues on Medicinal Plants from Paraguay

Rosa Luisa Degen de Arrúa, Yenny González and Esteban A. Ferro B.

An Overview of Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.) Nash (Poaceae): Traditional Uses and Products

Shubhangi N. Ingole

Native Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Nervous System Ailments in Chile and the Current State of its Scientific Studies
Arline Martínez, Luisauris Jaimes, Raul Vinet, Tiare Segura, Claudio Laurido and José L. Martínez

Medicinal Plants Used by the Tharu Communities in Nepal

Shandesh Bhattarai











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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.