Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Medical Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology in Latin America 2013


Publishing date
23 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
05 Apr 2013

1Biology Department, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros, 52171-900 Recife, PE, Brazil

2Laboratory of Comparative Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

3Health and Education Center, Federal University of Campina Grande, Campus Cuité, Olho D’Água da Bica S/N, 58.175-000, Cuité, Paraíba, Brazil

4Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, 58429-500 Paraíba, PB, Brazil

5Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Bariloche, Argentina


Medical Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology in Latin America 2013

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 2014
  • - Article ID 576382
  • - Editorial

Medical Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology in Latin America 2013

Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque | Edwin L. Cooper | ... | Ana H. Ladio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 868394
  • - Research Article

What the Iberian Conquest Bequeathed to Us: The Fruit Trees Introduced in Argentine Subtropic—Their History and Importance in Present Traditional Medicine

Pablo C. Stampella | Daniela Alejandra Lambaré | ... | María Lelia Pochettino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 715040
  • - Research Article

Chemical Composition and Validation of the Ethnopharmacological Reported Antimicrobial Activity of the Body Fat of Phrynops geoffroanus Used in Traditional Medicine

Diógenes de Queiroz Dias | Mario Eduardo Santos Cabral | ... | Waltécio de Oliveira Almeida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 102714
  • - Research Article

The “Hidden Diversity” of Medicinal Plants in Northeastern Brazil: Diagnosis and Prospects for Conservation and Biological Prospecting

Deyvson Rodrigues Cavalcanti | Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 732760
  • - Research Article

The Key Role of Cultural Preservation in Maize Diversity Conservation in the Argentine Yungas

Norma I. Hilgert | Fernando Zamudio | ... | Lucía Cariola
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 670352
  • - Research Article

Wild Animals Used as Food Medicine in Brazil

Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves | Tacyana Pereira Ribeiro Oliveira | Ierecê Lucena Rosa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 851621
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Brazilian Plants Used to Treat Gastritis on the Oxidative Burst of Helicobacter pylori-Stimulated Neutrophil

Cibele Bonacorsi | Luiz Marcos da Fonseca | ... | Wagner Vilegas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 841580
  • - Research Article

Acute and Chronic Toxicity of an Aqueous Fraction of the Stem Bark of Stryphnodendron adstringens (Barbatimão) in Rodents

Marco Antonio Costa | João Carlos Palazzo de Mello | ... | Celso Vataru Nakamura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 727042
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Antileishmanial Activity of Essential Oil of Vanillosmopsis arborea (Asteraceae) Baker

Aracélio Viana Colares | Fernando Almeida-Souza | ... | Ana Lúcia Abreu-Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 308980
  • - Research Article

Which Approach Is More Effective in the Selection of Plants with Antimicrobial Activity?

Ana Carolina Oliveira Silva | Elidiane Fonseca Santana | ... | Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
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