Category: Medical Author : P. It looks at ethnic diversity of people ethnic food plants and food preparation ethnomedical aspects of plants psychedelic plants and their possible link to soma, a vedic ritual drink whose plant origins are a mystery ethnoveterinary medicinal plants ethno-conservation practices biodiversity heritage sites The volume includes the details of the plants used, their scientific names, the parts used, and how the plants are used, providing the what, how, and why of plant usage. Demographic factors such as education and age play a significant role in the use of herbal remedies. Knowledge and the use of medicinal plants by the local community is quite a lot in Indonesia. Author by : Barbara M. With chapters written by experts in the field, the book provides comprehensive information on the tribals the indigenous populations of the region and knowledge on plants that grow around them. Emergent medicinal meanings and their relationship to broader economic, political, environmental, and social processes nuance some of the ways socioecological contexts are affected by the trajectories of seekers, and the consequences of a plant-centric and standardized perspective of plant medicine.
The authors discuss methodological questions applied to these studies and consider their strengths and weaknesses in terms of data collection. Ongoing collaboration between seed bank institutions and stakeholders will also be an important part of further work. The books also consider the threat to plant biodiversity imposed by environmental degradation, which impacts cultural diversity. With this in mind, these volumes share a great deal of information that will be valuable to plant botanists and others working in and interested in ethnobotany. I hypothesized species composition will be significantly different between areas of dense ancient residential structures High density and areas of little or no ancient settlement Low density. Ethnobiologists continue to document and discover ineluctable associations between human societies and their natural environments, universalities in human cognition and reasoning, cross-cultural categories for recognizing and using living things, and the range of emotional responses associated with multiple aspects of human-ecological relationships e. The first half of the book is a highly readable account of the climate, geology, and vegetation of the region.
Plants found to be utilized as medicinal plants in single or more plant species. The opening of different investigative directions based on diverse lines of research has created a need to consolidate and systematize the different approaches that have been adopted. Foeler ethnoecology , Cecil H. Phytochemistry, provides fundamentals of secondary metabolism, includes line drawings of biosynthetic pathways and chemical structures, and describes traditional and modern methods of plant extraction and analysis. It explains data collection and hypothesis testing and provides practical ideas on fieldwork ethics and the application of results to conservation and community development.
Considerable ethnobotanical inquiry focuses on the search for commercially valuable botanical products, especially medicines, but the field is becoming increasingly conceptual and problem oriented. However this potential limitation could be driven by the local focus of the present study. Reichhardt, Jan Timbrook, Nancy J. Category: Medical Author : T. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season.
With this in mind, these volumes share a great deal of information that will be valuable to plant botanists and others working in and interested in ethnobotany. In addition, electronic devices show time, allow you to make notes, leave bookmarks, and highlight the quotes. Numerous electronic books and tablets are driving paper versions out of the market. Throughout the entire book, vivid color photographs bring science to life, capturing the essence of human botanical knowledge and the beauty of the plant kingdom. This collection is offered as a small contribution to filling this gap. Author by : Jose L.
Author by : Jain, A. Together, the five volumes in the Ethnobotany of India series presents the available ethnobotanical knowledge of India in one place. Discussing traditional methods of plant management as well as plant use, this textbook is an authoritative and fascinating introduction to this exciting area of plant biology. Roughly 78% of the sample provide for basic human needs—shelter, food, and medicine. Most taxa are lumped into tree kayuh , vine akau , and rattan uwai life forms, jinx sisil and dermatitis rangas taxa constitute problematic covert groupings.
The volume looks at ethnic diversity of people of the region ethnic food plants and food preparation ethnomedical aspects of plants of the region, including hepatoprotective properties, uses to alleviate skin diseases, contraceptive uses, the trade in Indian medicinal plants mulitidisciplinary approaches for herbal medicine exploration The volume includes the details of the plants studies, their medicinal uses, their scientific names, the specific parts used, and how the plants are used, providing the what, how, and why of plant usage. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the plants people and culture the science of ethnobotany gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Chenopodiaceae is an endemic halophyte plant of central and western Sahara seldom cited in the scientific literature. Case studies illustrate the explanations, demonstrating the importance of collaboration in achieving results. This important volume covers the ethnobotanical aspects of many plants of the region.
This engaging and accessible ethnobotany, based on hundreds of interviews with the Mayos and illustrated with the authors' strikingly beautiful photographs, helps preserve our knowledge of both an indigenous culture and an endangered environment. The last section is devoted to the history of native plants and people and case studies on plants that changed the course of human history from five geographical regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Ocean. The books cover different regions, including Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast of Peninsular India Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Volume 4: Eastern Ghats and Deccan Volume 5: Western and Central Himalayas Each volume looks at the important ethnic plants of the specific region. The second half of the book is an annotated list of plants presenting the authors' detailed findings on plant use in Mayo culture. Now in the 21st century, in the age of the European Union and globalization, European folk botany is once again dynamically responding to changing cultural, economic and political contexts. The authors describe the structure and functioning of these systems in considerable detail, paying special attention to their dynamics and evolution. We call for further investigations at broader scale to establish potential phylogenetic signal in plant cultural importance.
The last decade has also seen an increase in the number of published works examining and standardizing research methodologies. However, genetic distance between populations was generally small and influenced more by geographic distance than by management. It takes sustainability out of the ivory towers of universities, government departments and planners to the kitchen tables of the world. Turner describes the worldviews and philosophies that emerged from the interactions between peoples and plants, and how these understandings are expressed through cultures' stories and narratives. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? Hutchinson, Eric Mellink, Paul E.