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

Advances in Ethnobiological Field Methods

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Edible Urban Plants Found to Contain Lead

A study shows that edible plants grown in urban gardens could contain potentially hazardous amounts of lead.

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.

Ethnobotanist warns of mixing herbs with traditional medications

Many patients ‘self-medicate’ and don’t tell physicians

Ethnobotanist says non-regulated herbs pose risks

Herbal trade tries to self-regulate sans guidelines or punishments

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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...

Students' Chemical Ecology Journal Finds Science Behind Indian Folk Medicine

Chemistry -- not bee temperament -- explains the antibiotic value of honey from the mellow insects...