January 16, 2014 In Herbal Research: Part 1

Due to an abundance of studies that have appeared in PubMed in relation to herbalism on this date, we are splitting this day’s update into the following three parts:

Part 1: Ethnobotanical studies

Part 2: Reviews, clinical trials, studies on pharmacological activity of individual botanicals, herbal formulas, fungi, essential oils

Part 3: Studies on isolated  constituents, herbal chemistry, environmental resource management, quality control

A large part of today’s update is on the 2013 issues of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. Most of the articles are fully available for free and describe healing practices of various groups around the world. Highly interesting stuff!!! We recommend browsing through if you have time.

Ethnobotany & ethnomedicine

Anatolia (Turkey): wild-plant food foraging practices (Abstract, Free full text)

Bangladesh: traditional medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes (Abstract, Free full text)

Brazil: the apparency hypothesis applied to a local pharmacopoeia in the Brazilian northeast (Abstract, Free full text); traditional botanical knowledge of the southern Brazil artisan fishermen (Abstract, Free full text)

China, Shaanxi province: wild plant foods and edible fungi of the Qinling Mountains (Abstract, Free full text)

China, Yunnan province: homegarden medical ethnobotany of healers and farmers (Abstract, Free full text); the abundance of wild edible plants in the Shangri-la county (Abstract, Free full text)

Ethiopia: ethnobotanical study of plants used by traditional healers in South Omo (Abstract, Free full text)

India: indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants used by the Reang tribe of the Tripura state (Abstract); traditional knowledge on poisonous plants of Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir (Abstract)

Korea: ethnobotanical survey of indigenous people living in Jeju Island (Abstract, Free full text)

Macedonia: the folk botanical knowledge of the last remaining Albanians of the upper Reka Valley, Mount Korab, Western Macedonia (Abstract, Free full text)

Mexico: traditional plant management practices in Tehuacán Valley (Abstract, Free full text)

Namibia: ethnobotanical knowledge of indigenous fruits (Abstract, Free full text)

Nepal: medicinal plants used by the Tamang community in the Makawanpur district (Abstract, Free full text)

Peru: confusion in the common names and recommended dosages of the plants sold as traditional anti-diabetic remedies at the Lima market (Abstract, Free full text)

Saami people (Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia): animal, mineral, vegetable cures and healing practices of Johan Turi (1854-1936) – an analytical study (Abstract, Free full text)

South Africa: Bapedi traditional healers (Abstract, Free full text); medicinal plants used for skin disorders (Abstract, Free full text)

Spain: plants used traditionally for pigeon breeding (Abstract, Free full text)

Thailand: medicinal plants of swidden fallow fields and sacred forests and the role of such habitats in the life of rural ethnic communities (Abstract, Free full text)

Venezuela: lifestyle practices of the Jotï people (Abstract, Free full text)

Zimbabwe: traditional use of medicinal plants in the south-central area of the country – a review of studies (Abstract, Free full text)

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