ethnobotany


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ethnobotany

[¦eth·nō′bät·ən·ē]
(anthropology)
The study of how cultures utilize plants and plant products.
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Ethnobotany of the Ese Ejja: plants, health, and change in an Amazonian society.
Ethnobotany is the study of relationships between plants and people and of how various cultures use their local plant communities, especially as medicines.
Further observation on the Ethnobotany of Purulia district, West Bengal.
Most of these natural ingredients are plant-based, so it is important for companies to develop an appreciation for the academic discipline of ethnobotany which is the study of the relationship between people and plants.
KEYWORDS / Apparency / Ethnobotany / Medicinal plants /
This is known as ethnobotany and one aspect of this is the study of remedies and drugs, known as pharmacoethnography.
So much has happened in the area of herbal medical since that time: increasing popularity of herbal medicines, a growing interest in ethnobotany, especially its medicinal aspects, and the founding of the American Botanical Council, as well as semipopular publications such as HerbalGram.
Activities included field excursions to some of the island's imperiled ecosystems, lectures in tropical specialties such as breadfruit biodiversity and medical ethnobotany, and demonstrations of Pacific cultural uses of plants.
A return visit would be needed to delve further into the pharmacology and ethnobotany of the rich tradition in the Amazon.
Whether your interest is parasitic plants, ethnobotany or herbal medicine, the study and culture of mistletoe can quickly become intriguing diversions.
Thus, long before the term ecology achieved the public awareness it has in recent years, the author tried to prove that ethnobotany was not just another theoretical approach among continually changing conceptional 'fashions' in the anthropological field but that instead ethnobotanical research turns out to be the most efficient key for an adequate understanding of a traditional rural society.
The first category includes reviews with emphasis on the structure and general features of dry forests in different parts of the world; the other categories are ecosystem processes, including species interactions, conversion, and ethnobotany.