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Traditional knowledge in semi-rural close to industrial areas: ethnobotanical studies in western Gironès (Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula).

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Apr 2;15(1):19. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Institut Botànic de Barcelona (IBB, CSIC-ICUB), Passeig del Migdia s/n, Parc de Montjuïc, 08038, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Background: The western Gironès is a district located in NE Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula). This area comprising 186.55 km and 10,659 inhabitants is composed of 5 municipalities encompassing 29 villages, located in the hydrographic basins of the Ter and Llémena rivers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444684PMC

The ethnobotany and biogeography of wild vegetables in the Adriatic islands.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Mar 29;15(1):18. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Agricultural Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia.

Background: Archipelagos of islands have played an important role in shaping some of the paradigms of biology, including the theory of the evolution of species. Later, their importance in biology was further emphasised by the theory of island biogeography, which contributed to a better understanding of the shaping of species richness not only on real islands, but on isolated habitat islands as well. Although ethnobotany is a well-established discipline, patterns of knowledge about plant uses in archipelagos have never been quantitatively analysed, and the whole concept has been only briefly mentioned in the ethnobiological context. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6440087PMC

Folk taxonomy and indigenous names for frogs in Zululand, South Africa.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Mar 26;15(1):17. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

African Amphibian Conservation Research Group, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa.

Background: We use taxonomy to organize the world into recognizable units. Folk taxonomy deals with the naming and classification of organisms through culture. Unlike its scientific counterpart, folk taxonomy is mostly undocumented, the Zoological Code of Nomenclature does not regulate it, and the resulting names are specific to each culture. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434812PMC

Perceptions of the local beekeepers on the diversity and flowering phenology of the melliferous flora in the community of Xmabén, Hopelchén, Campeche, Mexico.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Mar 8;15(1):16. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Tecnológico Nacional de México, Instituto Tecnológico de Chiná, Calle 11 entre 22 y 28 Colonia Centro Chiná, 24050, Campeche, Mexico.

Background: The knowledge of native melliferous flora (MF) may contribute to identify the diversity of species available for beekeeping activities during the dry and rainy seasons of the year in the Yucatan Peninsula (YP) region. The acute shortage of food resources considerably reduce local honey production and needs to be addressed appropriately. The objective of this study has been identifying the local MF, their nectar and pollen contribution, their flowering patterns, and the criteria of the vegetation to be established adjacent to local apiaries for stable production of quality honey. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6408807PMC

Community attitudes towards bears, bear bile use, and bear conservation in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 26;15(1):15. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Central European University, Nádor u. 9, Budapest, 1051, Hungary.

Background: Bear bile is widely believed across much of Asia to have medicinal properties. As a result, great numbers of bears have been poached from the wild and numerous bear farms have been set up to drain the animals' bile on a regular basis. Although most such farms are now illegal, they continue to exist in countries such as Lao PDR. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390540PMC
February 2019

Floristic composition and utilization of ethnomedicinal plant species in home gardens of the Eastern Himalaya.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 19;15(1):14. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Forestry, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, WB, India.

Background: Home gardens are popular micro land-use system and are socioeconomically linked with people for their livelihood. In the foothill region of Eastern Himalaya, very less documentations are available on species richness of the home gardens, particularly on the ethnomedicinal plants. We assumed that the home garden owners of the study site are domesticating ethnomedicinal plants which are not easily accessible to them in the wild due to distant forest. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380006PMC
February 2019
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Identity blues: the ethnobotany of the indigo dyeing by Landian Yao (Iu Mien) in Yunnan, Southwest China.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 19;15(1):13. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Key Laboratory of Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650201, China.

Background: Indigo-dyed textiles have been central to the cultural identity of Landian Yao (literally "blue clothes Yao") people in Southwest China for centuries, driving a significant local market for naturally dyed indigo cloth. In the past two decades, local indigo production for traditional textiles has declined for several reasons: Firstly, the younger generation of Landian Yao has shifted to using western style jeans and T-shirts. Secondly, due to its labor-intensive nature. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379986PMC
February 2019
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Keeping or changing? Two different cultural adaptation strategies in the domestic use of home country food plant and herbal ingredients among Albanian and Moroccan migrants in Northwestern Italy.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 12;15(1):11. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

University of Gastronomic Sciences, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 9, I-12060, Pollenzo, Cuneo, Italy.

Background: Ethnobotanical field studies concerning migrant groups are crucial for understanding temporal changes of folk plant knowledge as well as for analyzing adaptation processes. Italy still lacks in-depth studies on migrant food habits that also evaluate the ingredients which newcomers use in their domestic culinary and herbal practices.

Methods: Semi-structured and open in-depth interviews were conducted with 104 first- and second-generation migrants belonging to the Albanian and Moroccan communities living in Turin and Bra, NW Italy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371435PMC
February 2019

Extreme levels of mycophilia documented in Mazovia, a region of Poland.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 12;15(1):12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Botany, Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Rzeszów, Pigonia 1, 35-310, Rzeszów, Poland.

Background: The paper presents documentation of the traditional use of wild edible mushrooms in Mazovia (33,900 km), a region of Poland.

Methods: A total of 695 semi-structured interviews were carried out among local informants in 38 localities proportionally distributed throughout the study area (one locality approximately every 30 km), asking which mushrooms they collected and how. The species utilized were identified using visual props, morphological identification of voucher specimens, and DNA barcoding. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371552PMC
February 2019

Ethnobotanical knowledge among the semi-pastoral Gujjar tribe in the high altitude (Adhwari's) of Churah subdivision, district Chamba, Western Himalaya.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 11;15(1):10. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

High Altitude Biology Division, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, H.P.- 176061, India.

Background: The wild plants not only form an integral part of the culture and traditions of the Himalayan tribal communities but also contribute largely to the sustenance of these communities. The tribal people use large varieties of wild fruits, vegetables, fodder, medicinal plants, etc. for meeting their day-to-day requirements. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371563PMC
February 2019
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Ethnobotanical uses in the Ancona district (Marche region, Central Italy).

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 5;15(1). Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy.

Background: The study is a survey of the traditional uses of plants in the Ancona district, in the Marche region, Central Italy.

Methods: The information derives from ethnobotanical investigations conducted with an open questionnaire among the rural population in three areas of the Ancona district that are representative of the socio-economic and environmental assets of the entire district: the Mount Conero area on the Adriatic coast; the municipality of Osimo, as an inland hilly area; and the 'Gola della Rossa-Frasassi' area, in the Apennines.

Results: A total of 120 informants cited 195 species. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364442PMC
February 2019

Qualitative and quantitative ethnobotanical study of the Pangkhua community in Bilaichari Upazilla, Rangamati District, Bangladesh.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 5;15(1). Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Laboratory of Drug Discovery and Molecular Engineering, Department of Medicinal Plants, College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 430070, China.

Background: The present study documents the ethnomedicinal knowledge among the traditional healers of the Pangkhua indigenous community of Bangladesh. The documented data from this area was quantitatively analyzed for the first time. We aimed to record ethnomedicinal information from both the traditional healers and also the elderly men and women of the community, in order to compile and document all available information concerning plant use and preserve it for the coming generations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364474PMC
February 2019
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Ethnomedicinal uses of the local flora in Chenab riverine area, Punjab province Pakistan.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Feb 1;15(1). Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Environment Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Background: Because of diverse topographical habitats, the Chenab River wetland harbors a wealth of medicinal and food plant species. This paper presents first quantitative assessment on the ethnobotanical use of plants by the local peoples residing in the Chenab riverine area.

Methods: The ethnobotanical data were collected from six parts of the Chenab River wetland: Mandi Bahuddin, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sargodha, and Sialkot during 2014 to 2015, using semi-structured interviews. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6359778PMC
February 2019
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Regional trade of medicinal plants has facilitated the retention of traditional knowledge: case study in Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Jan 28;15(1). Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650201, Yunnan, China.

Background: The ethnic groups in Gilgit-Baltistan have been utilizing local resources in their centuries-old traditional healing system. Most tribes within these ethnic groups still rely on traditional healing systems. We aim to understand the current status, uses, and abundance of medicinal plants, associated traditional knowledge, and trade. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6348662PMC
January 2019
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Phytogeographical and sociolinguistical patterns of the diversity, distribution, and uses of wild mushrooms in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Jan 18;15(1). Epub 2019 Jan 18.

University Félix Houphouët-Boigny, WASCAL Graduate Study Program Climate Change and Biodiversity, Centre d'Excellence Africain en Changement Climatique, Biodiversité et Agriculture Durable (CEA-CCBAD), 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Background: Many fungal species in tropical Africa are useful, with high added value, and play essential roles in the structure and dynamic of ecosystems. However, the diversity, distribution, and uses by local populations of these non-timber forest products (NTFPs) and their respective habitats are still very poorly understood in sub-Saharan Africa in general and more specifically in Côte d'Ivoire. This study aims at (i) inventorying the wild useful mushrooms of Côte d'Ivoire within its major protected areas and their respective surrounding sociolinguistical groups, according to climatic and phytogeographical gradients, and (ii) recording ethnomycological knowledge and considerations of these local people. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339280PMC
January 2019
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Ethnobotany of Mexican and northern Central American cycads (Zamiaceae).

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Jan 18;15(1). Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Laboratorio Nacional de Genómica para la Biodiversidad (Langebio), Unidad de Genómica Avanzada, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Km 9.6 Libramiento Norte Carretera León Irapuato-León, 36824, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Background: This study documents cycad-human relationships in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras over the last 6000 years. The impetus was acute need for a better understanding of previously undocumented uses of cycads in this region, and the need to improve cycad conservation strategies using ethnobotanical data. We hypothesized that cycads are significant dietary items with no long-term neurological effects, are important to religious practice, and contribute to cultural identity and sense of place, but that traditional knowledge and uses are rapidly eroding. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339304PMC
January 2019
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Wild edible plants used by communities in and around selected forest reserves of Teso-Karamoja region, Uganda.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Jan 9;15(1). Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology & Biotechnology, School of Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: The consumption of wild plants is an ancient tradition which serves multiple purposes. Cognizant that Teso-Karamoja region is frequently affected by food scarcity and is not adequately surveyed for its flora, this study sought to establish an inventory and use of wild edible plants by the communities living in and around the forest reserves.

Methods: Data was collected using semi-structured questionnaires administered to 240 respondents living in and around eight forest reserves between November 2017 and May 2018. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327394PMC
January 2019
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Traditional use of ethnomedicinal native plants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Jan 9;15(1). Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Technical Biochemistry, TU Dortmund University, Emil-Figge-Strasse 66, 44227, Dortmund, Germany.

The Arabian Peninsula is recognized as an arid area dominated by deserts and poor biodiversity. However, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (henceforth abbreviated into KSA) has a wide range of flora, consisting of different species of trees, herbs, and shrubs and containing numerous edible and medicinal plants. The KSA is characterized by its vast area of diverse geographical landscapes and climates. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325684PMC
January 2019
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Wild vertebrates and their representation by urban/rural students in a region of northeast Brazil.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2019 Jan 5;15(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Departamento de Biologia e Programa de Pós-Graduação em Etnobiologia e Consevação da Natureza, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Av. das Baraúnas, 351/Campus Universitário, Bodocongó, Campina Grande-PB, 58109-753, Brazil.

Background: Recognition of the diversity of living beings, including the classification and naming of species, is a fundamental condition for biological literacy with the aim of developing critical awareness of human relationships with nature, and for which formal education plays an important role. The present study aimed to analyze the representation that urban/rural students have for wild vertebrates and their main sources of knowledge.

Methods: Data collection took place in three public schools, one urban and two rural, in the municipality of Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6321674PMC
January 2019
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Fishermen do more than fish: local ecological knowledge of raftsmen about the arboreal species used to construct rafts (Bahia, Brazil).

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Dec 27;14(1):80. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Investigador Asociado CESIMAR, CE- NPAT, Puerto Madryn, Argentina.

Background: Traditional raft (jangada), piúba wood raft (jangada de pau de piúba), six-log raft (jangada de seis paus), and wooden raft (jangada de pau) are some of the names given to the traditional Brazilian watercrafts created from the buoyancy of bound logs. The traditional raft is a watercraft used and built by artisan fishermen who have, throughout generations, kept and improved knowledge related to this practice and the use of the plant species they need as raw materials. Active groups of these fishermen and their watercrafts are distributed along 200 km of the coast of the state of Bahia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307309PMC
December 2018
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Before it disappeared: ethnobotanical study of fleagrass (Adenosma buchneroides), a traditional aromatic plant used by the Akha people.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Dec 21;14(1):79. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Yunnan Key Laboratory for Wild Plant Resources, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 132# Lanhei Road, Kunming, 650201, China.

Background: Fleagrass, Adenosma buchneroides, is an aromatic perennial herb that occupies an important position in the life of the Akha people. They regard it as a tribal symbol and a gift of love. Fleagrass also has many medicinal uses, and there is considerable potential for its development as an insect repellent. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0277-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302443PMC
December 2018
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Banana and plantain production systems in Benin: ethnobotanical investigation, varietal diversity, pests, and implications for better production.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Dec 14;14(1):78. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Laboratory of Biotechnology, Genetic Resources and Plant and Animal Breeding, National University of Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics, BP: 14, Dassa, Benin.

Background: The cultivated banana and plantain (Musa spp.) are valuable for nutritional and socio-economic security for millions of people worldwide. In Benin, banana and plantain are among the most produced, consumed, and traded commodities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0280-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295045PMC
December 2018
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Local knowledge, use, and conservation of wild birds in the semi-arid region of Paraíba state, northeastern Brazil.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Dec 4;14(1):77. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Laboratório de Etnobiologia e Ciências Ambientais, Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, da Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus I, João Pessoa, Paraíba, CEP: 58.051-900, Brazil.

Background: The use of wild birds, for several purposes, is directly associated with cultural, ecological, and conservation issues. This study aimed to inventory the wild birds known and used in three communities in Paraíba state, northeast Brazil, and to investigate the sociocultural context in which these activities occur.

Methods: A total of 179 people (98 women and 81 men) were interviewed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6280514PMC
December 2018
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Status and factors influencing on-farm conservation of Kam Sweet Rice (Oryza sativa L.) genetic resources in southeast Guizhou Province, China.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 29;14(1):76. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100081, China.

Background: Kam Sweet Rice (KSR) is a special kind of rice landrace that has been cultivated for thousands of years in the borders of Guizhou, Hunan, and Guangxi Provinces of China, and is mainly distributed in southeast Guizhou Province of China currently. KSR has many unique qualities, including strong resistance to diseases, pests, and adverse abiotic conditions, difficulty of threshing, and well glutinous features. KSR germplasm resources are an indispensable material and cultural symbol in the production and daily life and customs of the Dong people. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0256-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267802PMC
November 2018
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Groundnut production constraints and farmers' trait preferences: a pre-breeding study in Togo.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 29;14(1):75. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid tropic (ICRISAT-WCA), BP320, Bamako, Mali.

Background: Groundnut is an important legume crop in Togo. However, groundnut yield has been steadily decreasing for decades as a result of lack of organized breeding program to address production constraints. Though, low yielding varieties and late leaf spot have been often reported as the most important constraints, there is no documented evidence. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267023PMC
November 2018
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Indigenous knowledge of dye-yielding plants among Bai communities in Dali, Northwest Yunnan, China.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 29;14(1):74. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Southwest Forestry University, Kunming, 650224, Yunnan, China.

Background: Bai people in the Dali Prefecture of Northwest Yunnan, China, have a long history of using plant extracts to dye their traditional costumes and maintain this culture for posterity. However, the development of modern technology, while vastly improving the dyeing efficiency, is also replacing indigenous knowledge which threatens the indigenous practice, causing the latter disappearing gradually. This study sought to examine the indigenous knowledge of plants used for textile dyeing in Bai communities, so as to provide a foundation for their sustainable development. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6262949PMC
November 2018
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Traditionally used wild edible plants of district Udhampur, J&K, India.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 29;14(1):73. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College for Women, Udhampur, J&K, 182101, India.

Background: Wild edible plants (WEPs) refer to edible species that are not cultivated or domesticated. WEPs have an important role to play in poverty eradication, security of food availability, diversification of agriculture, generation of income resources, and alleviating malnutrition. In the present study, an inventory of traditionally used WEPs from Udhampur district of J&K, India, has been prepared. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0272-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6263044PMC
November 2018
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Factors affecting the use of medicinal plants by migrants from rural areas of Brazilian Northeast after moving to a metropolitan region in Southeast of Brazil.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 22;14(1):72. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Preventive Medicine, UNIFESP, Rua Botucatu, 740, 4° andar. Bairro Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP, 04023-900, Brazil.

Background: Ethnopharmacological studies about migrants reveal a dynamic process of knowledge and use of medicinal plants. In this study, we sought to elucidate quantitative and qualitatively the main factors influencing the use of medicinal plants by migrants from rural areas to an urban region in Brazil with traces of remnant natural vegetation.

Methods: Seven Northeastern individuals who migrated to the Southeastern Region of Brazil (Bororé Peninsula, in the city of São Paulo) were selected to participate in semi-structured interviews regarding the use of medicinal plants throughout their lives, and indicated an inhabitant in their hometown that would be able to accompany the field collections in each area. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0270-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6249753PMC
November 2018
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Ethnotaxonomy of sharks from tropical waters of Brazil.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 21;14(1):71. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Oceanography and Limnology, Centre of Biosciences, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte-UFRN, Via Costeira Senador Dinarte Medeiros Mariz, Mãe Luíza, s/n, Natal, RN, CEP 59014-002, Brazil.

Background: Accessing folk knowledge from small-scale fishers is an affordable and reliable approach to understand the dynamic and diversity of shark species worldwide, especially of those eventually caught. In this context, ethnotaxonomy (folk identification and classification) may represent an alternative to support sharks fisheries management, especially in data-poor places. This study aimed to investigate fishing and ethnotaxonomy of the main shark species caught by small-scale fisheries from the coastal waters of the Brazilian Northeast. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0273-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6249882PMC
November 2018
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Ethnopharmaceutical knowledge in Samogitia region of Lithuania: where old traditions overlap with modern medicine.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 20;14(1):70. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Drug Technology and Social Pharmacy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Sukileliu pr. 13, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Background: Modern ethnopharmaceutical studies are still quite unusual in Northern Europe. Data regarding the medicinal use of plants, animals, and fungi and also of spiritual rituals of healing is obtained mostly from ethnographic and folkloric sources in Lithuania. The aim of this study was to assess the ethnopharmaceutical knowledge regarding traditional use of natural substances for medicinal purposes in the Samogitia region and compare with prior research conducted 10 years prior in the same region. Read More

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November 2018
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Comparing Indigenous and public health infant feeding recommendations in Peru: opportunities for optimizing intercultural health policies.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 20;14(1):69. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Asociación ANDES, Street Ciro Alegria H-13, Urb. Santa Monica-Wanchaq, Postal Nº 567, Cusco, Peru.

Background: The problem of childhood undernutrition in low-income countries persists despite long-standing efforts by local governmental and international development agencies. In order to address this problem, the Peruvian Ministry of Health has focused on improving access to primary healthcare and providing maternal and child health monitoring and education. Current maternal-child health policies in Peru introduce recommendations that are in some respect distinct from those of Indigenous highland communities. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6245876PMC
November 2018
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Cultural, economic, and ecological factors influencing management of wild plants and mushrooms interchanged in Purépecha markets of Mexico.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 20;14(1):68. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad, UNAM, Antigua Carretera a Pátzcuaro 8701, 58190, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico.

Background: Traditional markets outstandingly contribute to conservation of biocultural diversity, social relations, and cultural values. These markets reflect life strategies and forms people of a region interact with their biodiversity and territories, as well as traditional ecological knowledge and management practices. To understand the factors motivating plant and mushroom management, we analyzed the resources cultural and economic values, their role in people's subsistence, and the relation of these values with the resources spatial and temporal availability. Read More

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November 2018
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Species richness, cultural importance, and prioritization of wild spices for conservation in the Sudano-Guinean zone of Benin (West Africa).

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 15;14(1):67. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Laboratoire de Biomathématiques et d'Estimations Forestières (LABEF), Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, 04, BP 1525, Cotonou, Bénin.

Background: Spices have always been used for their flavor-enhancement characteristics and for their medicinal properties. In Benin, scientific research on spices is scarce, despite their importance in the local population's daily needs. This study investigated the diversity of wild spices and documented the associated traditional knowledge that can be used for their valuation, domestication, and sustainable management in the Sudano-Guinean Zone of Benin. Read More

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November 2018
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Breeders' knowledge on cattle fodder species preference in rangelands of Benin.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 8;14(1):66. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Laboratory of Botany and Plant Ecology, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 4521, Cotonou, Benin.

Background: We undertook ethnobotanical and ecological studies on fodder plants grazed by cattle across Benin national area. The study aims to ascertain the top priority fodder plants in order to catalogue the indigenous knowledge regarding their use.

Methods: Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and covered 690 breeders and 40 days of pasture walk. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225710PMC
November 2018
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Ethnobotany in a coastal environmental protected area: shifts in plant use in two communities in southern Brazil.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 3;14(1):65. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Department of Ecology and Zoology, Laboratory of Human Ecology and Ethnobotany, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Campus Reitor João David Ferreira Lima, Florianópolis, 88040-900, Brazil.

Background: We investigated local knowledge of plants in terms of plant use shifts and losses, in two coastal communities within a protected area in southern Brazil. Our hypothesis is that people's livelihoods are associated with different ethnobotanical knowledge, and changes in these activities can reflect shifts in ethnobotanical knowledge such as stopping using some plants.

Methods: We interviewed 125 inhabitants after prior informed consent, asking her/him about their socioeconomic profile and to free list the plants they know. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6215667PMC
November 2018
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Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Ganta Afeshum District, Eastern Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Nov 3;14(1):64. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Mekelle University, P.O.Box 231, Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Background: Starting from the ancient time, the people of Ethiopia use medicinal plants as traditional medicine to heal different human and livestock ailments. This ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was carried out in Ganta Afeshum District, Eastern Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, to identify medicinal plant species used by the local community to treat various human and livestock ailments.

Methods: A total of 78 informants (54 men and 24 women) were selected to collect ethnobotanical information from four study sites. Read More

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November 2018
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The changing face of farmers' home gardens: a diachronic analysis from Sillian (Eastern Tyrol, Austria).

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Oct 29;14(1):63. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Division of Organic Farming, Department for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180, Vienna, Austria.

Background: Home gardens are an integral part of many traditional land use systems around the world. They are subject to various conversion processes and undergo a variety of changes. We were interested if change is an ongoing process in farmers' home gardens of Eastern Tyrol (Austria). Read More

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October 2018
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Investigating criteria for valuation of forage resources by local agro-pastoralists in West Africa: using quantitative ethnoecological approach.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Oct 23;14(1):62. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Walter-Flex 3, 53113, Bonn, Germany.

Background: This paper provides an insightful quantitative ethnoecological analysis and affirms that agro-pastoralists have a multiplicity of criteria for valuating their natural forage resources. Rural households in West Africa are not only confronted with water resource scarcity but also have to cope with limited forage resources to feed livestock in both wet and dry seasons based on local knowledge. Local agro-pastoral social-ecological systems (SESs) in the study areas stem from the daily utilization of available forage resources by dominant domestic livestock (cattle, goats, and sheep) over the years. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198451PMC
October 2018
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Yao herbal medicinal market during the Dragon Boat Festival in Jianghua County, China.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Oct 17;14(1):61. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Key Laboratory of Ethnomedicine (Minzu University of China), Ministry of Education, Beijing, 100081, China.

Background: The traditional medicinal markets held during the Dragon Boat Festival are common and important in China's countryside. In Jianghua, a Yao autonomous county in Hunan Province in China, the medicinal market also plays an important role for the application, conservation, and communication of traditional Yao medicinal knowledge.

Methods: During the Dragon Boat Festival in 2016 and 2017, ethnobotanical surveys and inventories were conducted in the medicinal market of Jianghua County, and voucher plant specimens were collected, identified, and deposited in a herbarium. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6192344PMC
October 2018
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Zootherapeutic uses of wildmeat and associated products in the semiarid region of Brazil: general aspects and challenges for conservation.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Sep 17;14(1):60. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Department of Biology, State University of Paraiba (UEPB), Av. Baraúnas n. 351, Campina Grande, Paraiba, CEP 58109-753, Brazil.

Background: Hunting wildlife for medicinal purposes is a widespread practice throughout Brazil; however, studies about the animals used for zootherapeutic practices have been performed almost exclusively with traders (herbalists) and end consumers, and not hunters. This makes it difficult to completely understand the market chain, trade strategies, and drivers of this practice. The present study investigated the species hunted or trapped for traditional medicinal uses by collecting data about the use and trade of the zootheurapeutic species. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6142313PMC
September 2018
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Traditional knowledge regarding edible insects in Burkina Faso.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Sep 14;14(1):59. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Département de Biochimie Microbiologie, Université Ouaga I Professeur Joseph KI-Zerbo, 03 BP 7021, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso.

Background: Insects play an important role as a diet supplement in Burkina Faso, but the preferred insect species vary according to the phytogeographical zone, ethnic groups, and gender. The present study aims at documenting indigenous knowledge on edible insects in Burkina Faso.

Methods: A structured ethno-sociological survey was conducted with 360 informants in nine villages located in two phytogeographical zones of Burkina Faso. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137937PMC
September 2018
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Ethnobotanical survey of plant species for herbal tea in a Yao autonomous county (Jianghua, China): results of a 2-year study of traditional medicinal markets on the Dragon Boat Festival.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Sep 5;14(1):58. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650201, China.

Background: Herbal tea is widely consumed in Jianghua, a Yao autonomous county in Hunan Province, China, to prevent and treat diseases. The materials in herbal tea at the traditional medicinal markets at the Dragon Boat Festival remain unknown. The aims of the paper were (1) to specifically investigate the materials of herbal tea used by Yao nationalities in Hunan Province, (2) to record the most common and the culturally important medicinal plant species in the markets, and (3) to compare the medical plant tradition both used for herbal tea between the Jianghua and Lingnan regions. Read More

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September 2018
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Consumption patterns of wild edibles by the Vasavas: a case study from Gujarat, India.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Aug 29;14(1):57. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Global Agriculture Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 1138657, Japan.

Background: Wild edibles continue to be a significant contributor to the global food basket in much of the developing world. A consensus has now been formed that information on wild edibles is an important part of ethnobotanical knowledge and hence elucidating region-specific patterns of habitat management and consumption assists policy making with regard to natural conservation, human nutrition, and human health. Using an original data set from Gujarat, India, the present research aims to document the collective knowledge of wild edibles possessed by the local Vasava tribe, as well as the habitat usage and consumption trends of these species. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6116503PMC
August 2018
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Hierarchies of knowledge: ethnobotanical knowledge, practices and beliefs of the Vhavenda in South Africa for biodiversity conservation.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Aug 23;14(1):56. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Department of Botany, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Venda, Private Bag X5050, Thohoyandou, 0950, South Africa.

Background: Indigenous and local knowledge systems are characterised by a 'knowledge-practice-belief' complex that plays a critical role for biodiversity management and conservation on indigenous lands. However, few studies take into consideration the interconnected relationship between the social processes underpinning knowledge accumulation, generation and transmission. The study draws on ethnobotanical research to explore plant uses, practices and belief systems developed among the indigenous Vhavenda in South Africa for sustaining indigenous plant resources and highlights some of the forces of change influencing the acquisition and transmission of knowledge. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6108143PMC
August 2018
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Ethnomedicinal applications of animal species by the local communities of Punjab, Pakistan.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Aug 15;14(1):55. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Department of Environment Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Background: Different species of animals are being utilized in traditional therapies by various cultures for a long time and such uses still exist in folk medicine. The present study aimed to document animal-based traditional therapies used by the local communities of Jhelum and Lahore districts of the Punjab province, Pakistan.

Methods: Field surveys were conducted in 2015-2016 in six different sites of the study areas. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6094468PMC
August 2018
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Hunters and hunting across indigenous and colonist communities at the forest-agriculture interface: an ethnozoological study from the Peruvian Amazon.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Aug 10;14(1):54. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK.

Background: Wildlife has been traditionally used by forest communities as a source of protein, and the Peruvian Amazon is no exception. The articulation of colonist and indigenous communities to urban centers and markets results in changes in livelihood strategies and impacts on wildlife populations. To address the threat of overhunting and forest conversion, we provide a generalized characterization of colonist and indigenous communities and their hunting activities near Pucallpa, Ucayali, Peru. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6086032PMC
August 2018
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Beetles, ants, wasps, or flies? An ethnobiological study of edible insects among the Awajún Amerindians in Amazonas, Peru.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Aug 9;14(1):53. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00, Praha 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic.

Background: Insects are known to be able to provide valuable nutrients to indigenous populations across the Amazon. However, studies on traditional insect use in the Peruvian Amazon are scarce. This study documents edible insect diversity and characterizes their food and collection patterns in eight Awajún communities in the Peruvian Amazon. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6085703PMC
August 2018
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Folk taxonomy and traditional uses of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces by the sociolinguistic groups in the central region of the Republic of Benin.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Jul 31;14(1):52. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Laboratory of Biotechnology, Genetic Resources and Plant and Animal Breeding (BIORAVE), FAST-Dassa, UNSTIM, BP 14, Dassa, Benin.

Background: Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important grain legume crop grown in the central region of the Republic of Benin. However, its production declined in recent years to the extent that its diversity is being threatened with extinction. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6066935PMC
July 2018
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First large-scale ethnobotanical survey in the province of Uíge, northern Angola.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Jul 25;14(1):51. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Department of Biology, Institute of Botany, Faculty of Science, Technische Universität Dresden, 01062, Dresden, Germany.

Background: Angola suffered a long-lasting military conflict. Therefore, traditional knowledge of plant usage is still an important part of cultural heritage, especially concerning the still very poor health care system in the country. Our study documents for the first time traditional knowledge of plant use of local Bakongo communities in the northern province of Uíge on a large scale with a focus on medicinal plants and puts data in context to different parameters of age, gender and distance to the provincial capital. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060550PMC
July 2018
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Traditional knowledge about plant, animal, and mineral-based remedies to treat cattle, pigs, horses, and other domestic animals in the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2018 Jul 20;14(1):50. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Istituto per il Sistema Produzione Animale in Ambiente Mediterraneo - CNR-ISPAAM, Traversa La Crucca 3, località Baldinca, 07100, Sassari, Italy.

Background: Mediterranean farmers traditionally utilized plants, animals, and minerals sourced locally to treat their animals. Research is needed to understand at what extent such knowledge of domestic animal care still survives and to document such traditions for further developments.

Methods: We carried out our field study to recover ancient ethno-veterinary practices by means of questionnaires and interviews to farmers in rural areas of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia (Italy). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6054737PMC
July 2018
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