Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Medical Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology in Latin America


Publishing date
15 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jul 2011

1Biology Department, Pernambuco Federal University, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros, Recife, PE, Brazil

2Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

3Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Paraíba, Brazil

4Universidade de Comahue, Bariloche, Argentina


Medical Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology in Latin America

Description

Through their long exposure and experience with natural resources, many local communities in Latin America have developed health care practices. Thousands of years of observation and experimentation have helped in the development of different empirical medical systems, as well as knowledge of plants, animals, and minerals. Both animals and plants provide extensive resources for new CAM approaches which may prove important for future applications. We are welcoming papers that explore different aspects of the use of natural resources in local medical systems of local people in Latin America, including health and disease perceptions, rituals, and practices, as well as studies involving the evaluation of local preparations from phytochemical and/or pharmacological point of view

Studies that integrate local practices, based on natural resources, with local institutions (hospitals, doctors, and biomedicine) are especially welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in methods and theory
  • Ethnopharmacological evaluations of traditional drugs
  • Ethnobotany and traditional foods in health
  • Historical perspective of ethnopharmacology
  • Ethnopharmacology of America and psychoactive plants
  • Randomized and controlled studies on traditional remedies
  • Influence of migration on traditional medical systems
  • Medical ethnobotany and zootherapy (the healing of human ailments by using therapeutics based on medicines from animals or ultimately derived from them is known as zootherapy)
  • Ethnopharmacology in urban contexts
  • Study of the perception, use, and management of botanicals or other types of pharmaceuticals
  • Ethnopharmacology and development of new drugs

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 379160
  • - Editorial

Medical Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology in Latin America

Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque | Edwin L. Cooper | ... | Ana H. Ladio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 272749
  • - Research Article

Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants of the Pantanal Region (Mato Grosso, Brazil)

Isanete Geraldini Costa Bieski | Fabrício Rios Santos | ... | Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira Martins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 474716
  • - Review Article

Ichthyofauna Used in Traditional Medicine in Brazil

Ana Carla Asfora El-Deir | Carolina Alves Collier | ... | Geraldo Jorge Barbosa de Moura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 543207
  • - Research Article

Plant Stem Bark Extractivism in the Northeast Semiarid Region of Brazil: A New Aport to Utilitarian Redundancy Model

Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior | Clarissa Fernanda Queiroz Siqueira | Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 579350
  • - Research Article

Honey-Based Mixtures Used in Home Medicine by Nonindigenous Population of Misiones, Argentina

Monika Kujawska | Fernando Zamudio | Norma I. Hilgert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 126938
  • - Research Article

The Trade in Medicinal Animals in Northeastern Brazil

Felipe Silva Ferreira | Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque | ... | Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega Alves
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 901918
  • - Research Article

The Usefulness of Edible and Medicinal Fabaceae in Argentine and Chilean Patagonia: Environmental Availability and Other Sources of Supply

Soledad Molares | Ana Ladio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 846583
  • - Research Article

Bioactivity Evaluation of Plant Extracts Used in Indigenous Medicine against the Snail, Biomphalaria glabrata, and the Larvae of Aedes aegypti

Edilson Alves dos Santos | Cenira M. de Carvalho | ... | Antônio Euzébio Goulart Santana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 320193
  • - Research Article

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in a Market of Bolivian Immigrants in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

María Lelia Pochettino | Jeremías P. Puentes | ... | Julio A. Hurrell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 959285
  • - Research Article

Distribution and Transmission of Medicinal Plant Knowledge in the Andean Highlands: A Case Study from Peru and Bolivia

Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel | Ina Vandebroek
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