ethnobotany

Summary

Summary: The plant lore and agricultural customs of a people. In the fields of ETHNOMEDICINE and ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, the emphasis is on traditional medicine and the existence and medicinal uses of PLANTS and PLANT EXTRACTS and their constituents, both historically and in modern times.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Integration of ethnobotany and phytochemistry. dream or reality?
    Otto R Gottlieb
    Departamento de Fisiologia e Farmacodinamica, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, 22051 030, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Phytochemistry 60:145-52. 2002
  2. doi A new approach to study medicinal plants with tannins and flavonoids contents from the local knowledge
    Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Av Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, CEP 52171 900 Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 120:72-80. 2008
  3. doi Change in medical plant use in Estonian ethnomedicine: a historical comparison between 1888 and 1994
    Renata Sõukand
    Estonian Literary Museum, Vanemuise 42, Tartu 51003, Estonia
    J Ethnopharmacol 135:251-60. 2011
  4. doi Ethnobotanical study on traditional uses of wild medicinal plants in Prokletije Mountains (Montenegro)
    N Menkovic
    Institute for Medicinal Plants Research, Belgrade, Serbia
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:97-107. 2011
  5. doi Ethnobotany of the Alt Empordà region (Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula): plants used in human traditional medicine
    Montse Parada
    Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII, s n 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:609-18. 2009
  6. ncbi An ethnobotanical study on the usage of wild medicinal herbs from Kopaonik Mountain (Central Serbia)
    Snezana Jarić
    Department of Ecology, The Sinisa Stanković Institute for Biological Research, University of Belgrade, Bulevar Despota Stefana 142, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:160-75. 2007
  7. ncbi Ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Uncaria (Rubiaceae)
    Mary E Heitzman
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA
    Phytochemistry 66:5-29. 2005
  8. doi Changes in the utilization of wild green vegetables in Poland since the 19th century: a comparison of four ethnobotanical surveys
    Lukasz Luczaj
    Department of Humanities, Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź, 90 222 Łódź, Poland
    J Ethnopharmacol 128:395-404. 2010
  9. doi Cross-cultural adaptation in urban ethnobotany: the Colombian folk pharmacopoeia in London
    Melissa Ceuterick
    Division of Pharmacy Practice, University of Bradford, Richmond Building, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP, West Yorkshire, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 120:342-59. 2008
  10. doi A comparison of knowledge about medicinal plants for three rural communities in the semi-arid region of northeast of Brazil
    Cecília de Fátima Castelo Branco Rangel de Almeida
    Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada LEA, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife PE, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 127:674-84. 2010

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  1. ncbi Integration of ethnobotany and phytochemistry. dream or reality?
    Otto R Gottlieb
    Departamento de Fisiologia e Farmacodinamica, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, 22051 030, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Phytochemistry 60:145-52. 2002
    ..This finding is an important step toward the construction of a coherent chemo-biological language by a dynamic holistic quantitative methodology, one of the most potent prospects for understanding the functioning of nature...
  2. doi A new approach to study medicinal plants with tannins and flavonoids contents from the local knowledge
    Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Av Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, CEP 52171 900 Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 120:72-80. 2008
    ....
  3. doi Change in medical plant use in Estonian ethnomedicine: a historical comparison between 1888 and 1994
    Renata Sõukand
    Estonian Literary Museum, Vanemuise 42, Tartu 51003, Estonia
    J Ethnopharmacol 135:251-60. 2011
    ..The aim of this paper is to compare the changes in the utilization of species from various hemeroby categories (indicating the degree of sensitivity of the plant to human impact) using historical data concerning the years 1888-1994...
  4. doi Ethnobotanical study on traditional uses of wild medicinal plants in Prokletije Mountains (Montenegro)
    N Menkovic
    Institute for Medicinal Plants Research, Belgrade, Serbia
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:97-107. 2011
    ..Active ingredients of plant species officinal in European Pharmacopoeia 6.0 (Ph. Eur. 6.0) were studied and we assessed possibilities for commercial exploitation for local economic development...
  5. doi Ethnobotany of the Alt Empordà region (Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula): plants used in human traditional medicine
    Montse Parada
    Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII, s n 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:609-18. 2009
    ..This paper provides significant ethnobotanical information on pharmaceutical plant uses from a tourist and industrialised region, where some degree of acculturation exists, so that there is urgency in recording such data...
  6. ncbi An ethnobotanical study on the usage of wild medicinal herbs from Kopaonik Mountain (Central Serbia)
    Snezana Jarić
    Department of Ecology, The Sinisa Stanković Institute for Biological Research, University of Belgrade, Bulevar Despota Stefana 142, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:160-75. 2007
    ..rheumatism and skin ailments) and Ficaria verna Huds. (tubers for treating haemorrhoids). In addition, 10 wild species used in veterinary medicine, as well as 25 herbs used for human nourishment were noted...
  7. ncbi Ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Uncaria (Rubiaceae)
    Mary E Heitzman
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA
    Phytochemistry 66:5-29. 2005
    ..The collected information is an attempt to cover the more recent developments in the ethnobotany, pharmacology and phytochemistry of this genus...
  8. doi Changes in the utilization of wild green vegetables in Poland since the 19th century: a comparison of four ethnobotanical surveys
    Lukasz Luczaj
    Department of Humanities, Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź, 90 222 Łódź, Poland
    J Ethnopharmacol 128:395-404. 2010
    The aim of this paper is to compare the presence of wild green vegetables in four ethnobotanical questionnaires. This range of surveys offers a rich diachronic perspective, possibly unique in ethnobotany.
  9. doi Cross-cultural adaptation in urban ethnobotany: the Colombian folk pharmacopoeia in London
    Melissa Ceuterick
    Division of Pharmacy Practice, University of Bradford, Richmond Building, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP, West Yorkshire, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 120:342-59. 2008
    ..To investigate traditional health care practices and changes in medicinal plant use among the growing Colombian community in London...
  10. doi A comparison of knowledge about medicinal plants for three rural communities in the semi-arid region of northeast of Brazil
    Cecília de Fátima Castelo Branco Rangel de Almeida
    Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada LEA, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife PE, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 127:674-84. 2010
    ....
  11. doi Ethnobotany of plants used by the Thari people of Nara Desert, Pakistan
    Rahmatullah Qureshi
    Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Department of Botany, Murree Road, Rawalpindi Pakistan
    Fitoterapia 79:468-73. 2008
    ..About 44 types of ailments were treated with various parts of the 51 medicinal plant species. For treating ailments, the use of the whole plant was higher (53%) than leaves (18%), roots (14%) and fruits (10%) alone...
  12. doi Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia Jack): a review on its ethnobotany and pharmacological importance
    Rajeev Bhat
    Food Technology Division, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia
    Fitoterapia 81:669-79. 2010
    ..The present review aims at reviewing the research works undertaken till date, on this plant in order to provide sufficient baseline information for future works and for commercial exploitation...
  13. pmc Analysing ethnobotanical and fishery-related importance of mangroves of the East-Godavari Delta (Andhra Pradesh, India) for conservation and management purposes
    F Dahdouh-Guebas
    Biocomplexity Research Team, C O, Mangrove Management Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:24. 2006
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  14. pmc Ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants of Kara and Kwego semi-pastoralist people in Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia
    Tilahun Teklehaymanot
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P, O, Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:23. 2010
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study is to document the wild edible plants gathered and consumed by Kara and Kwego people, and to analyze patterns of use between the two people...
  15. doi An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Sivrice (Elazığ-Turkey)
    Ugur Cakilcioglu
    Department of Biology, Firat University, Elazig 23119, Turkey
    J Ethnopharmacol 132:165-75. 2010
    ..This study aimed to identify wild plants collected for medical purposes by the local people of Sivrice County, located in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, and to establish the uses and local names of these plants...
  16. doi Why Surinamese migrants in the Netherlands continue to use medicinal herbs from their home country
    Tinde van Andel
    National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden University Branch, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Ethnopharmacol 127:694-701. 2010
    ..In order to improve migrant health, we need information on their traditional health beliefs and practices. This paper investigates medicinal plant use among Surinamese migrants in the Netherlands...
  17. pmc Archival data on wild food plants used in Poland in 1948
    Łukasz Łuczaj
    High School of Humanities and Economics in Łódź, Department of Humanities, ul, Rewolucji 1905 r, nr 64, 90 222 Łódź, Poland
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:4. 2008
    ..A major part of these archival materials, including a substantial collection of herbarium specimens, had not undergone thorough analysis prior to this study, which presents a quantitative analysis of this archival set of data...
  18. doi The use of plants in the medical system of the Fulni-ô people (NE Brazil): a perspective on age and gender
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:866-73. 2011
    ..Additionally, this study seeks to identify the sites where these resources are collected...
  19. pmc Medical ethnobotany of the Albanian Alps in Kosovo
    Behxhet Mustafa
    Department of Biology, University of Prishtina, Mother Teresa, Prishtine, Kosovo
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 8:6. 2012
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  20. pmc Botany, genetics and ethnobotany: a crossed investigation on the elusive tapir's diet in French Guiana
    Fabrice Hibert
    Direction Etudes et Recherches Guyane, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, Kourou, French Guiana, France
    PLoS ONE 6:e25850. 2011
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  21. pmc Use of medicinal plants for human health in Udzungwa Mountains Forests: a case study of New Dabaga Ulongambi Forest Reserve, Tanzania
    Rukia A Kitula
    Department of Wood Utilization, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:7. 2007
    ..During the development of a joint draft management plan, villagers as an informal institution must define their priority needs of use of parts of the forest in collaboration with the Udzungwa Mountains Forest Management project...
  22. ncbi Studies on pharmaceutical ethnobotany in the high river Ter valley (Pyrenees, Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula)
    Montse Rigat
    Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII s n, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:267-77. 2007
    ..One fungal and four vascular plant species have not, or have very rarely been cited as medicinal, and for other taxa some very scarcely reported medicinal uses have been recorded (110 uses concerning 78 species)...
  23. ncbi Studies on pharmaceutical ethnobotany in the region of Pallars (Pyrenees, Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula). Part I. General results and new or very rare medicinal plants
    A Agelet
    , , Universitat de Barcelona. Av. Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 77:57-70. 2001
    ..Further papers will deal with unreported or very uncommon uses for known medicinal plant species and with medicinal non-vascular plants...
  24. pmc Understanding cultural significance, the edible mushrooms case
    Roberto Garibay-Orijel
    Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo Postal 113 100, Rumania No 700 Col, Portales, CP 03301, DF Mexico
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:4. 2007
    ..In the present work, using as model the traditional mycological knowledge of Zapotecs from Oaxaca, Mexico, we analyze the cultural significance of wild edible resources...
  25. ncbi Ethnobotanical knowledge of the Istro-Romanians of Zejane in Croatia
    Andrea Pieroni
    Department of Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Richmond Building, Richmond Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK
    Fitoterapia 74:710-9. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi Is the use-impact on native caatinga species in Brazil reduced by the high species richness of medicinal plants?
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:156-70. 2007
    ..Our model of utilitarian redundancy has important consequences for testing ethnobotanical hypotheses, as well as for indicating strategies for biodiversity conservation...
  27. ncbi The ecological aspect of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology of population in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sulejman S Redzić
    Center of Ecology and Natural Resources, Faculty of Science University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Coll Antropol 31:869-90. 2007
    ..But, it has been perceived that longer ethno therapeutic tradition possess inhabitants of sub- and Mediterranean areas, as well as inhabitants of the mountain areas of B&H, regardless their ethnicity...
  28. ncbi Ethnomedicines used against four common ailments by the tribal communities of Lahaul-Spiti in western Himalaya
    K N Singh
    Biodiversity Division, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, 176061 Himachal Pradesh, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 115:147-59. 2008
    ..Mode of preparation, administration and dosage are discussed along with the family and local names of plants and plant parts used...
  29. pmc Plant identification credibility in ethnobotany: a closer look at Polish ethnographic studies
    Łukasz J Łuczaj
    The Wild Garden, Pietrusza Wola, Poland
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:36. 2010
    ..paper is an attempt to estimate the percentage of erroneously identified taxa in ethnographic studies concerning the use of plants and to propose a code for recording credibility of identification in historical ethnobotany publications.
  30. ncbi Ethnobotany of medicinal plants used in Eastern Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Mediterranean Sea)
    Esperança Carrió
    Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII, S N, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 141:1021-40. 2012
    ....
  31. doi Ethnopharmacy of Turkish-speaking Cypriots in Greater London
    Ahmet Yöney
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy University of London, London, UK
    Phytother Res 24:731-40. 2010
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  32. ncbi Medical ethnobotany of the Teribes of Bocas del Toro, Panama
    M P Gupta
    Centro de Investigaciones Farmacognósticas de la Flora Panameña CIFLORPAN, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Panama, Apartado 10767, Estafeta Universitaria, Republica de Panama
    J Ethnopharmacol 96:389-401. 2005
    ..The recorded medicinal plants were used mainly for fever, various type of pain and inflammation. The potential value of 26 plants and their traditional uses was elucidated through literature search...
  33. doi Pharmaceutical ethnobotany in the western part of Granada province (southern Spain): ethnopharmacological synthesis
    G Benitez
    Department of Botany, University of Granada, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 129:87-105. 2010
    ..An analysis was made of the species used, parts of the plant employed, preparation methods, administration means, and the ailments treated in relation to pathological groups...
  34. doi Ethnopharmacological notes about ancient uses of medicinal plants in Trás-os-Montes (northern of Portugal)
    José Manuel Neves
    CIAGEB Faculdade de Ciências de Saúde, Escola Superior de Saúde da UFP, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Rua Carlos da Maia, 296, P 4200 150 Porto, Portugal
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:270-83. 2009
    ..In that area, medicinal plants, most of the species wild, are still in use among farmers, shepherds and other people who live far from villages and built-up areas...
  35. doi A comparison of medicinal plant use in Sardinia and Sicily-De Materia Medica revisited?
    Marco Leonti
    Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico, Universita di Cagliari, Facolta di Farmacia, Via Ospedale 72, 09124 Cagliari CA, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 121:255-67. 2009
    ..Here, we explore the common fundament of traditional knowledge for the medicinal plant uses in Sardinia and Sicily by comparing the selection of medicinal species and specific uses with those of Dioscorides' De Materia Medica...
  36. pmc Re-examining hypotheses concerning the use and knowledge of medicinal plants: a study in the Caatinga vegetation of NE Brazil
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Área de Botânica, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmãos Recife Pernambuco, 52171 030, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:30. 2006
    ..However, very little information is available concerning the interaction of people with the plants of the Caatinga...
  37. ncbi Review of the ethnobotany, chemistry, biological activity and safety of the botanical dietary supplement Morinda citrifolia (noni)
    Alison D Pawlus
    Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Pharm Pharmacol 59:1587-609. 2007
    ..Included herein are a comprehensive list of known ethnobotanical uses and common names of M. citrifolia, a brief summary of relevant biological studies and a discussion of the safety of noni as a supplement...
  38. pmc Use of traditional medicines in the management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Tanzania: a case in the Bukoba rural district
    Daniel P Kisangau
    Department of Botany, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:29. 2007
    ..Other symptomatic but undefined conditions considered were skin rashes and chronic diarrhea...
  39. doi Ethnobotanical and phytomedicinal knowledge in a long-history protected area, the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park (Italian Apennines)
    Marisa Idolo
    Laboratorio di Ecologia Applicata, Dip to ArBoPaVe, Facolta di Agraria, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via Universita 100, I 80055 Portici, NA, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 127:379-95. 2010
    ..We selected this area because we judged the long history of nature preservation as an added value potentially encouraging the survival of uses possibly lost elsewhere...
  40. pmc Indigenous use and bio-efficacy of medicinal plants in the Rasuwa District, Central Nepal
    Yadav Uprety
    Human Ecology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 109, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:3. 2010
    By revealing historical and present plant use, ethnobotany contributes to drug discovery and socioeconomic development. Nepal is a natural storehouse of medicinal plants...
  41. pmc An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon
    David J Simbo
    Department of Bioscience Engineering, Faculty of Science, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:8. 2010
    ..An ethnobotanical survey was undertaken to record information on medicinal plants from traditional medical practitioners in Babungo and to identify the medicinal plants used for treating diseases...
  42. ncbi Use of non-crop food vascular plants in Montseny biosphere reserve (Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula)
    M Angels Bonet
    Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII s n 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 53:225-48. 2002
    ..The presence and usage of wild relatives of cultivated plants in the territory studied are also commented upon...
  43. pmc An ethnobotanical survey of plants used to manage HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Katima Mulilo, Caprivi region, Namibia
    Kazhila C Chinsembu
    University of Namibia, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, P B 13301, Windhoek, Namibia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:25. 2010
    ..Further research is needed to isolate the plants' active chemical compounds and understand their modes of action...
  44. pmc Utilisation of priority traditional medicinal plants and local people's knowledge on their conservation status in arid lands of Kenya (Mwingi District)
    Grace N Njoroge
    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Botany Department, Nairobi, Kenya
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:22. 2010
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  45. pmc Uses, traditional management, perception of variation and preferences in ackee (Blighia sapida K.D. Koenig) fruit traits in Benin: implications for domestication and conservation
    Marius R M Ekué
    Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Büsgen Institute, Georg August University of Gottingen, Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Gottingen, Germany
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:12. 2010
    ..This study addresses farmers' indigenous knowledge on uses, management and perception of variation of the species among different ethnic groups taking into account also gender differences...
  46. pmc Alpine ethnobotany in Italy: traditional knowledge of gastronomic and medicinal plants among the Occitans of the upper Varaita valley, Piedmont
    Andrea Pieroni
    University of Gastronomic Sciences, Via Amedeo di Savoia 8, I 12060 Pollenzo Bra, Italy
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:32. 2009
    ..glacialis, and A. umbelliformis) should be seriously reconsidered in terms of sustainability, given the limited availability of these species, even though their collection is culturally salient in the entire study area...
  47. pmc Valorizing the 'Irulas' traditional knowledge of medicinal plants in the Kodiakkarai Reserve Forest, India
    Subramanyam Ragupathy
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Herbarium, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G2W1, Canada
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:10. 2009
    ..These aboriginal groups chose to share this knowledge with society-at-large in order to promote a global lifestyle of health and environmental sustainability...
  48. doi The future is written: impact of scripts on the cognition, selection, knowledge and transmission of medicinal plant use and its implications for ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology
    Marco Leonti
    Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico, Universita di Cagliari, Facolta di Farmacia, Via Ospedale 72, 09124 Cagliari CA, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 134:542-55. 2011
    ..Therefore, I try to visualize how field based studies in ethnobiology and especially medical ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology run the risk of repeating information and knowledge and illustrate the importance of ..
  49. pmc Plants used during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum healthcare in Lao PDR: a comparative study of the Brou, Saek and Kry ethnic groups
    Hugo de Boer
    Department of Systematic Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, SE 75236 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:25. 2009
    ..It aims to identify culturally important traditions that may facilitate implementation of culturally appropriate healthcare...
  50. doi Medicinal plants of the Meinit ethnic group of Ethiopia: an ethnobotanical study
    Mirutse Giday
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa University, Torhailoch Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:513-21. 2009
    ..Thus, there is an urgent need to document and analyse the knowledge...
  51. pmc Dermatological remedies in the traditional pharmacopoeia of Vulture-Alto Bradano, inland southern Italy
    Cassandra L Quave
    Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Ethnobiology and Natural Products, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, HLS 320, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:5. 2008
    ..In addition to SSTI remedies for humans, we also discuss certain ethnoveterinary applications...
  52. pmc Ethnomedicinal plant knowledge and practice of the Oromo ethnic group in southwestern Ethiopia
    Haile Yineger
    Department of Biology, Jimma University, P, O, Box 5195, Jimma, Ethiopia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:11. 2008
    ..Our results showed that ethnomedicinal plant species used by healers are under serious threat due to several factors, which indicates the need for urgent attention towards their conservation and sustainable utilization...
  53. doi A first survey on the medicinal plants of the Chazuta valley (Peruvian Amazon)
    Jaume Sanz-Biset
    Unitat de Farmacologia i Farmacognosia, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av Diagonal 643, E 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 122:333-62. 2009
    ..With the objective of contributing to the ethnopharmacological knowledge of the area, a field survey on the use of medicinal plants was performed in the region...
  54. ncbi Ta chòrta: wild edible greens used in the Graecanic area in Calabria, Southern Italy
    Sabine Nebel
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX, UK
    Appetite 47:333-42. 2006
    ..The present study demonstrates how the consumption of wild food plant species is strongly embedded in the local culture, and that they contribute to a healthy and balanced diet...
  55. pmc Plants and traditional knowledge: an ethnobotanical investigation on Monte Ortobene (Nuoro, Sardinia)
    Maria Adele Signorini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale dell Università, Piazzale delle Cascine 28, I 50144 Firenze, Italy
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:6. 2009
    ..From 2004 to 2005, an ethnobotanical investigation was carried out in the area of Monte Ortobene, a mountain located near Nuoro, in central Sardinia...
  56. doi Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants from the Humla district of western Nepal
    Maan Bahadur Rokaya
    Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Praha, Czech Republic
    J Ethnopharmacol 130:485-504. 2010
    ..It also determines the homogeneity of informant's knowledge on medicinal plants suitable for different ailment categories and the most preferred plant species used to treat each ailment category in the study areas...
  57. ncbi The gathering and consumption of wild edible plants in the Campoo (Cantabria, Spain)
    Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana
    Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 56:529-42. 2005
    ..Unusual food species, such as Pedicularis schizocalyx, Romulea bulbocodium or Viburnum lantana, have also been gathered in the study area...
  58. pmc Traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used in Palestine (Northern West Bank): a comparative study
    Mohammed S Ali-Shtayeh
    Department of Biology and Biotechnology, An Najah University, Nablus, Palestine
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:13. 2008
    ..These are among the areas in the PA whose rural inhabitants primarily subsisted on agriculture and therefore still preserve the traditional knowledge on wild edible plants...
  59. pmc An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by local people in the lowlands of Konta Special Woreda, southern nations, nationalities and peoples regional state, Ethiopia
    Tesfaye Hailemariam Bekalo
    Louis Dreyfus Commodities Coffee Division, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:26. 2009
    ..Therefore, this research was conducted to investigate medicinal plants of the Konta people and to document the local knowledge before environmental and cultural changes deplete the resources...
  60. pmc Ethnobotany genomics - discovery and innovation in a new era of exploratory research
    Steven G Newmaster
    Botany Division, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics and Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Herbarium, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:2. 2010
    We present here the first use of DNA barcoding in a new approach to ethnobotany we coined "ethnobotany genomics"...
  61. ncbi Ethnobotanical study of some Ghanaian anti-malarial plants
    Alex Asase
    Department of Botany, University of Ghana, P O Box LG 55 Legon, Ghana
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:273-9. 2005
    ..The results are discussed and recommendations made for future research to support the conservation and sustainable harvesting of the species reported to have medicinal properties...
  62. ncbi Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Jah Hut peoples in Malaysia
    K W Lin
    Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine
    Indian J Med Sci 59:156-61. 2005
    ..An ethnobotanical study was carried out among the Jah Hut people who live in the central part of peninsular Malaysia...
  63. ncbi An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (njovhera) in Guruve District, Zimbabwe
    L Kambizi
    Department of Botany, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    J Ethnopharmacol 77:5-9. 2001
    ..Generally the water extracts show less activity than acetone and methanol extracts...
  64. ncbi Ethnobotanical studies and economic evaluation of medicinal plants in Taounate province (Northern Morocco)
    Jaouad El-Hilaly
    UFR Physiology Pharmacology, Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Dhar El Mehraz, USMBA, BP 1976 Atlas Fez, Morocco
    J Ethnopharmacol 86:149-58. 2003
    ..This survey demonstrates that the medicinal plant sector in the province is a promising economic resource for developing this region, but it needs planned exploitation, and that the tribes should continue to master the folk-medicine...
  65. doi Ethnomedicinal study of plants used by Sheko ethnic group of Ethiopia
    Mirutse Giday
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 132:75-85. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to document and evaluate knowledge on medicinal plant use by Sheko ethnic group in Southwest Ethiopia...
  66. pmc Ethnobotanical knowledge in rural communities of Cordoba (Argentina): the importance of cultural and biogeographical factors
    Bárbara Arias Toledo
    Cat, Antropologia, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Av, Vélez Sarsfield 299 X5000JJC Córdoba, Argentina
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:40. 2009
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  67. doi The herbal market of Cyprus: traditional links and cultural exchanges
    Regina Karousou
    School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:191-203. 2011
    ..Moreover, the relationship of the nowadays market to the local ethnobotanical tradition, as well as to other eastern Mediterranean markets (i.e. Greece, Israel, Jordan, Turkey) is also traced...
  68. ncbi Plants known as té in Spain: an ethno-pharmaco-botanical review
    Manuel Pardo de Santayana
    Real Jardín Botánico CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, E 28014 Madrid, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 98:1-19. 2005
    ..Other remarkable but more locally used tés include Cruciata glabra (only in the Pyrenees), Inula salicina and Mentha arvensis (in the Central Mountain Range of Madrid), and Potentilla caulescens (in Tarragona)...
  69. ncbi Informant consensus factor and antibacterial activity of the medicinal plants used by the people of San Rafael Coxcatlán, Puebla, México
    M Canales
    Laboratorio de Fitoquimica, UBIPRO Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala UNAM, Tlalnepantla 54090, Edo Mex, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:429-39. 2005
    ..Schldl. (Julianiaceae) were those that showed the biggest activity. Moreover, these species also had the highest informant consensus factor values...
  70. doi Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia
    Tilahun Teklehaymanot
    Endod and Other Medicinal Plants Unit, Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:69-78. 2009
    ..It reveals the trend of knowledge of medicinal plants and the documentation serves as a baseline data for future phytochemical and pharmacological studies...
  71. pmc The use of medicinal plants in the trans-Himalayan arid zone of Mustang district, Nepal
    Shandesh Bhattarai
    Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:14. 2010
    ..Traditional botanical medicine is the primary mode of healthcare for most of the population of this district and traditional Tibetan doctors (Amchi) serve as the local medical experts...
  72. ncbi Medicinal plants from the "Sierra de Comechingones", Argentina
    Marta Ester Goleniowski
    Agencia Cordoba Ciencia, Unidad Ceprocor Arenales 230, B Juniors, CP X5004AAP, Cordoba, Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 107:324-41. 2006
    ..Previous reports on phytochemical and biological activities in relation to cancer, antimicrobials and pesticides were also included...
  73. ncbi Ethnobotany in the search for vasoactive herbal medicines
    D F Slish
    Department of Biological Science, Plattsburgh State University, NY 12901 2681, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 66:159-65. 1999
    ..None of the 32 randomly collected samples produced a relaxation response. These data support the hypothesis that ethno-directed collection is a more efficient means of drug discovery than random plant screens...
  74. pmc Fataluku medicinal ethnobotany and the East Timorese military resistance
    Sean W M Collins
    Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:5. 2007
    ..This study is of importance as a historical document and because no previous medicinal ethnobotanical studies on this region exist...
  75. pmc The role of ethnobotanical skills and agricultural labor in forest clearance: evidence from the Bolivian Amazon
    Victoria Reyes-García
    Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Ambio 40:310-21. 2011
    ..We explain the finding in the context of Tsimane' increasing integration to the market economy...
  76. doi Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commonly used by Kani tribals in Tirunelveli hills of Western Ghats, India
    Muniappan Ayyanar
    Department of Botany, Pachaiyappa s college, Chennai 600 030, Tamil Nadu, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 134:851-64. 2011
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  77. ncbi Snakebites and ethnobotany in the northwest region of Colombia. Part III: neutralization of the haemorrhagic effect of Bothrops atrox venom
    R Otero
    Programa de Ofidismo, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, A A 1226, Medellin, Colombia
    J Ethnopharmacol 73:233-41. 2000
    ..d. venom injection (10 microg), neutralization of haemorrhage dropped below 25% for all the extracts. Additionally, B. rosademonte and P. percussa extracts were able to inhibit the proteolytic activity of B. atrox venom on casein...
  78. ncbi The role of weeds as sources of pharmaceuticals
    John R Stepp
    Tropical Conservation and Development Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 7305, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 92:163-6. 2004
    ..Biochemical evidence based on literature is presented to explain this occurrence. This finding suggests that disturbed habitats may be important areas to search for novel compounds in drug discovery...
  79. ncbi Ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of diarrhoea in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
    J R Appidi
    Department of Botany, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Pak J Biol Sci 11:1961-3. 2008
    ..Roots, bark and leaves are the common parts of plants used, while decoctions and infusions are the main methods of preparation...
  80. doi Ethnobotanical survey of knowledge and usage custom of traditional insect/mosquito repellent plants among the Ethiopian Oromo ethnic group
    Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi
    Unit of Vector Biology and Control, School of Environmental Health Science, Faculty of Public Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 125:224-9. 2009
    ..Hence, the aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and usage custom of traditional insect/mosquito repellent plants among the Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia...
  81. ncbi The herbal market of Thessaloniki (N Greece) and its relation to the ethnobotanical tradition
    E Hanlidou
    Laboratory of Systematic Botany and Phytogeography, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Ethnopharmacol 91:281-99. 2004
    ..Thus it is suggested that the herb trade is still based on the Greek ethnobotanical tradition, dating from antiquity...
  82. pmc Use and traditional management of Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil
    Julio Marcelino Monteiro
    Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, Recife, Pernambuco, 52171 030, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:6. 2006
    ..The study of the population structure of this tree species indicated that management and conservation strategies must include the participation of the local community...
  83. pmc Diversity and utilization of antimalarial ethnophytotherapeutic remedies among the Kikuyus (Central Kenya)
    Grace N Njoroge
    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture Science and Technology, Botany Department, P O Box 62000, Nairobi, Kenya
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:8. 2006
    ..The results of this study become a basis for selecting plants for further pharmacological and phytochemical studies in developing new and locally relevant anti-malarial agents...
  84. ncbi Quantitative ethnobotany in an atlantic forest fragment of northeastern Brazil: implications to conservation
    Luiz Vital F Cruz Da Cunha
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil
    Environ Monit Assess 114:1-25. 2006
    ..Using the methodology of quantitative ethnobotany allied to the ecological parameters (richness, relative frequency, relative density, relative dominance and ..
  85. pmc Barking up the same tree: a comparison of ethnomedicine and canine ethnoveterinary medicine among the Aguaruna
    Kevin A Jernigan
    COPIAAN Comité de Productores Indígenas Awajún de Alto Nieva, Bajo Cachiaco, Peru
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:33. 2009
    ....
  86. pmc Ethnobotany as a pharmacological research tool and recent developments in CNS-active natural products from ethnobotanical sources
    Will C McClatchey
    Department of Botany, University of Hawai i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Pharmacol Ther 123:239-54. 2009
    The science of ethnobotany is reviewed in light of its multi-disciplinary contributions to natural product research for the development of pharmaceuticals and pharmacological tools...
  87. pmc Medicinal plant knowledge of the Bench ethnic group of Ethiopia: an ethnobotanical investigation
    Mirutse Giday
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, PO Box 1176, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:34. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was to record and analyse traditional medicinal plant knowledge of the Bench ethnic group in Southwest Ethiopia...
  88. doi Mao's heritage: medicinal plant knowledge among the Bai in Shaxi, China, at a crossroads between distinct local and common widespread practice
    Caroline S Weckerle
    Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Ethnopharmacol 123:213-28. 2009
    ..In an area of high biodiversity, distinct medicinal plant knowledge is documented and the influence of herbals on local knowledge is revealed...
  89. pmc Wild food plants of popular use in Sicily
    Francesca Lentini
    Department of Botanical Sciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:15. 2007
    ..These studies may also suggest new applications for a few botanicals in medico-nutritional fields. The work includes also a short review of the seaweeds and mushrooms traditionally gathered and consumed in Sicily...
  90. pmc Traditional medicinal plant knowledge and use by local healers in Sekoru District, Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia
    Haile Yineger
    Department of Biology, Jimma University, P, O, Box 5195, Jimma, Ethiopia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:24. 2007
    ..Plant parts used for remedy preparations showed significant difference with medicinal plant species abundance in the study area...
  91. pmc Ritual plants of Muslim graveyards in northern Israel
    Amots Dafni
    Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Haifa, 31905, Israel
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:38. 2006
    ..Most of the traditions are common to the whole Middle East showing high relatedness to the classical world as well as to the present-day Europe...
  92. pmc Ethnomedical survey of Berta ethnic group Assosa Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia
    Teferi Flatie
    Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Addis Ababa University, PO Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:14. 2009
    ..This study indicates that although the proportion of the population that uses TM may be small it is still an important component of the public health care in the study community as complementary and alternative medicine...
  93. ncbi Medicinal plants popularly used in the villages of Yunt Mountain(Manisa-Turkey)
    Emin Ugurlu
    Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Science and Art, Department of Biology, 45100 Manisa, Turkey
    Fitoterapia 79:126-31. 2008
    ..Fifty-four medicinal plants belonging to 32 family were recorded. Among them 41 species were wild and 13 species were cultivated plants...
  94. pmc Extending the temporal context of ethnobotanical databases: the case study of the Campania region (southern Italy)
    Antonino De Natale
    Department Ar, BO, PA, VE, University of Naples Federico II Via Università, 100, 80055 Portici, NA, Italy
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:7. 2009
    ..Campania, a region of southern Italy, has been selected for a database implementation containing present and past information on plant uses...
  95. doi A review of the taxonomy, ethnobotany, chemistry and pharmacology of Sutherlandia frutescens (Fabaceae)
    B E van Wyk
    Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, P O Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, South Africa
    J Ethnopharmacol 119:620-9. 2008
    ..Results of animal studies, as well as a phase I clinical study, have shown no indications of toxicity. Sufficient preclinical data are now available to justify controlled clinical studies...
  96. pmc An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu district, southeastern Ethiopia
    Ermias Lulekal
    Department of Biology, Debre Berhan University, P, O, Box 445, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:10. 2008
    ..Documenting the eroding plants and associated indigenous knowledge can be used as a basis for developing management plans for conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants in the area...
  97. pmc Consensus of the 'Malasars' traditional aboriginal knowledge of medicinal plants in the Velliangiri holy hills, India
    Subramanyam Ragupathy
    Floristic Diversity Research Group, OAC Herbarium, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:8. 2008
    ....
  98. ncbi An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commercialized in the markets of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia
    Manuel J Macía
    Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, E 28014 Madrid, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:337-50. 2005
    ..The present urban phytotherapy represents a medicinal alternative to treat main health problems and remains closer to the cultural and social context of this society...
  99. pmc Circum-Mediterranean cultural heritage and medicinal plant uses in traditional animal healthcare: a field survey in eight selected areas within the RUBIA project
    Andrea Pieroni
    SCH Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University and Research Centres, Postbus 8060 6700 DA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:16. 2006
    ..heritage in veterinary practices, which raises critical questions about the concept of Mediterraneanism in ethnobotany and suggests that further discussion is required...
  100. ncbi Ethnoveterinary plant preparations as livestock dewormers: practices, popular beliefs, pitfalls and prospects for the future
    John B Githiori
    International Livestock Research Institute, PO Box 30709, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
    Anim Health Res Rev 6:91-103. 2005
    ..Fostering better interaction between traditional healers and scientists is advocated to prevent harmful overexploitation, both of local knowledge and of plant species that may have effects against nematode parasites...
  101. ncbi Ethnobotany and antibacterial activity of some plants used in traditional medicine of Zapotitlán de las Salinas, Puebla (México)
    T Hernandez
    Laboratorio de Fitoquimica, UBIPRO, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Tlalnepantla 54090, Edo de Mexico, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 88:181-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the knowledge of plants most frequently used for gastrointestinal infections in Zapotitlán de las Salinas is supported by scientific rationale...

Research Grants68

  1. Dominican Herbal Medicine: Plants Used for Inflammation
    Michael Balick; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..multidisciplinary approach will be utilized that incorporates biology, chemistry, clinical medicine, ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, and public health...
  2. AYURVEDIC HERBALS: EFFECTS ON LIPIDS & ATHEROSCLEROSIS
    Philippe Szapary; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..To supplement his formal research training, he also plans to take courses in pharmacognosy and ethnobotany at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)...
  3. Plants in the service of human health
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed symposium will allow a unique interaction that may bring about advances in both programs, optimizing and enhancing their ability to deliver plant-based therapies for human health. ..
  4. Culturing Uncultivatable Gut Microorganisms
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  5. A GENOMICS APPROACH TO DRUG TOLERANCE
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  6. Training in Alternative Tropical Botanical Medicine
    BRADLEY BENNETT; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Key personnel from three institutions include a variety of disciplines ranging from ethnobotany to medical microbiology. Southern Florida's population exceeds six million...
  7. Strengthening Botanical CAM Research: A Collaboration between CUNY and Columbia
    Edward Kennelly; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..research strengths at CUNY we anticipate that CAM-related research projects may be developed in the areas of ethnobotany, cancer chemoprevention, traditional Asian medicine, and metabolic engineering...
  8. Super-persistent cells and the paradox of untreatable infections
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our findings are likely to change the way we view infectious diseases and will provide rational approaches for discovering drugs that completely eradicate the infection. ..
  9. A GENOMICS APPROACH TO DRUG TOLERANCE
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Persisters are largely responsible for many serious relapsing infections. Identifying genes responsible for persister formation will lead to targets for developing an anti-persister therapy. ..
  10. A High-Throughput Screen for Specific Anti-M. tuberculosis Compounds
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will also look for compounds that act specifically against the pathogen M. tuberculosis, which will avoid killing of the good bacteria of our gut flora. ..
  11. Super-persistent cells and the paradox of untreatable infections
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our findings are likely to change the way we view infectious diseases and will provide rational approaches for discovering drugs that completely eradicate the infection. ..
  12. A GENOMICS APPROACH TO DRUG TOLERANCE
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Persisters are largely responsible for many serious relapsing infections. Identifying genes responsible for persister formation will lead to targets for developing an anti-persister therapy. ..
  13. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS W MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. A synergy-based therapy against C. difficile
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will develop an effective therapeutic against drug-resistant C. difficile by disabling the mechanism of resistance to berberine, a widely used antimicrobial from medicinal plants. ..
  15. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  16. NATURAL SUBSTRATES AND INHIBITORS OF MICROBIAL MDR PUMPS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..MDR inhibitors will potentiate the action of conventional antibiotics, aiding eradication of multidrug resistant human pathogens. ..
  17. A GENOMICS APPROACH TO P. AERUGINOSA BIOFILMS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This information will likely contribute to the understanding of the mechanism of resistance. Resistance genes identified in this project will serve as targets for drug discovery and development of effective anti-biofilm therapies. ..
  18. BIODEFENSE THERAPEUTICS FROM UNCULTURED MICROORGANISMS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Determination of chemical structure will be performed by a combination of MS and NMR methods. ..
  19. NOVEL METHODS FOR DISCOVERY OF ANTI-MICROBIALS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Determination of chemical structure will be performed by a combination of MS and NMR methods. ..
  20. A GENOMICS APPROACH TO BIOFILMS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These studies will form the basis for understanding biofilm infections and developing drugs that target persister proteins. ..
  21. SCREEN DEVELOPMENT FOR ANTIMICROBIAL PRODRUGS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  22. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. SCREEN DEVELOPMENT FOR ANTIMICROBIAL PRODRUGS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..RESEARCH GRANT TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Numbers Face Page 1 Description, ..
  24. The Nature of Bacterial Uncultivability
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Unculturable bacteria are an enormous untapped source of potentially useful pharmaceutical compounds. Unculturable bacteria also make up most of the human oral and intestinal microflora. ..