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

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 563570
  • - Research Article

Exploring the Links between Ethnobotany, Local Therapeutic Practices, and Protected Areas in Santa Catarina Coastline, Brazil

Sofia Zank | Natalia Hanazaki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 807452
  • - Review Article

The Use of Medicinal Plants by Migrant People: Adaptation, Maintenance, and Replacement

Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros | Gustavo Taboada Soldati | ... | Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 679373
  • - Research Article

Intracultural Variation in the Knowledge of Medicinal Plants in an Urban-Rural Community in the Atlantic Forest from Northeastern Brazil

Cecília de Fátima Castelo Branco Rangel de Almeida | Marcelo Alves Ramos | ... | Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 647620
  • - Research Article

Mapuche Herbal Medicine Inhibits Blood Platelet Aggregation

Susan Skanderup Falkenberg | Inge Tarnow | ... | Henrik Toft Simonsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 141947
  • - Research Article

Inhibitory Effect of Helicteres gardneriana Ethanol Extract on Acute Inflammation

Juliana Oliveira de Melo | Laura Lícia Milani de Arruda | ... | Ciomar Aparecida Bersani-Amado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 202508
  • - Review Article

Natural Products from Ethnodirected Studies: Revisiting the Ethnobiology of the Zombie Poison

Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque | Joabe Gomes Melo | ... | Cecília de Fátima Castelo Almeida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 193496
  • - Review Article

Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a Plant from the Peruvian Highlands

Gustavo F. Gonzales
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 434782
  • - Research Article

Levels of Tannins and Flavonoids in Medicinal Plants: Evaluating Bioprospecting Strategies

Clarissa Fernanda de Queiroz Siqueira | Daniela Lyra Vasconcelos Cabral | ... | Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 691717
  • - Research Article

The First Report on the Medicinal Use of Fossils in Latin America

Geraldo Jorge Barbosa Moura | Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 918956
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Effects of the Ethanolic Extracts of Brazilian Propolis on Human Leukemic Cells As Assessed with the MTT Assay

Gilberto C. Franchi | Cleber S. Moraes | ... | Yong K. Park
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