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Ethnobiology

Articles on Ethnobiology encompass the past and present human interactions with the environment, for instance the use of diverse flora and fauna by indigenous societies.


Ethnobiology Articles

The Influence of Visual Stimuli in Ethnobotanical Data Collection Using the Listing Task Method
A study to determine whether visual stimuli are associated with responses to the theme “plants” or if context influences the answers

Date: 26 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Advances in Ethnobiological Field Methods
This article serves as an introduction for a special issue of Field Methods titled “Field Methods in Ethnobiology.”

Date: 26 Apr 2007, Rating: 1.00, 5 pages

Tools and Methods for Data Collection in Ethnobotanical Studies of Homegardens
The article defines homegardens and gardeners and explains both the sampling process used in these studies and how contact and rapport was established.

Date: 26 Apr 2007, Rating: 2.06, 9 pages

An ethnobotanical survey of wild edible plants of Paphos and Larnaca countryside of Cyprus
An ethnobotanical survey of wild edible plants of Cyprus was carried out in two sites.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: 1.33, 8 pages

Bird-spiders (Arachnida, Mygalomorphae) as perceived by the inhabitants of the village of Pedra Branca, Bahia State, Brazil
This paper deals with the conceptions, knowledge and attitudes of the inhabitants of the county of Pedra Branca, Bahia State, on mygalomorph spiders locally known as 'caranguejeiras' (bird-spiders).

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

Pathways as "signatures in landscape": towards an ethnography of mobility among the Mbya-Guaraní (Northeastern Argentina)
The authors have been able to gather and interpret significant information on the strategies used by the Mbya to domesticate the monte areas.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Restriction or ban of Ephedra supported by first comparitive herbal study
The first comparative study to examine the risk of taking ephedra with that of taking other commonly used herbs calls into question the herbal stimulant’s current standing as an unrestricted dietary supplement.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Folk Remedies Widely Used by Older Adults in North Carolina
A survey of older adults in rural North Carolina shows that they widely use complementary medicine therapies, but tend to focus on folk or home remedies, such as taking a daily “tonic” of vinegar or using Epsom salts.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

UIC examines sleep disorder self-treatment with herbs
Researchers at the UIC College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing discuss the propensity of people with sleep disorders to self-treat using herbs.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Edible Urban Plants Found to Contain Lead
A study shows that edible plants grown in urban gardens could contain potentially hazardous amounts of lead.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

New Web-Based Resource: About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
A unique web-based resource about herbs, botanicals, and other products has been launched to provide medical practitioners, as well as the general public, access to comprehensive information about these products.

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: 4.00

Ethnobotanist warns of mixing herbs with traditional medications
Many patients ‘self-medicate’ and don’t tell physicians

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.40

Ethnobotanist says non-regulated herbs pose risks
Herbal trade tries to self-regulate sans guidelines or punishments

Date: 25 Apr 2007, Rating: 4.50

Medical Discoveries From The Forest Will Help Both Indians And Rain Forest Conservation, Cornell Researcher Predicts
Grow anti-malaria plants where malaria is the greatest threat, in thetropics, biologist Eloy Rodriguez tells AAAS audience

Date: 3 Apr 2007, Rating: 1.00

Chamomile Tea: New Evidence Supports Health Benefits
For centuries, people who've felt sick or stressed have tried drinking chamomile tea as a medicinal cure-all.

Date: 3 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.00

Differences between hospitals account for much of the racial/ethnic treatment differences
Differences between racial/ethnic groups for times to treatment for a heart attack may be largely attributable to the differences between hospitals to which the patients are admitted

Date: 3 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

New Insights Into Healthful Compounds In Native American Diets
California's role as a national "health food" trendsetter goes back farther than most people suspect -- way back, in fact, when it comes to consumption of a food especially rich in healthy phytochemicals.

Date: 3 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

The ethnobiology of the Haitian zombi
For many years students of Haitian society have suggested that there is an ethnopharmacological basis for the notorious zombies, the living dead of peasant folklore.

Date: 3 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Lowly Weeds May Hold Promise For Curing Host Of Common Health Woes
Unwanted, pulled or poisoned, the lowly weed is sometimes better than its highly touted "herbal" cousins for preventing and curing a host of diseases...

Date: 3 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.00

Students' Chemical Ecology Journal Finds Science Behind Indian Folk Medicine
Chemistry -- not bee temperament -- explains the antibiotic value of honey from the mellow insects...

Date: 3 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated