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ethnomedicine

/eth·no·med·i·cine/ (eth″no-med´ĭ-sin) medical systems based on the cultural beliefs and practices of specific ethnic groups.ethnomed´ical

ethnomedicine

Any of a number of traditional, often aboriginal, medical systems that use native plants and herbs, which may be administered by a medicine man, witch doctor, curandero or shaman. Ethnomedical practitioners generally receive their education through a long apprenticeship, and may administer the therapy in a ritual and evoke the help of a deity. Ethnic medical practice is waning in cultures influenced or colonised by Western civilisation.

ethnomedicine (ethˈ·nō·meˑ·di·sin),

n the comparative study of native or indigenous systems of medicine. The topics of this study generally include etiology of disease, practitioners and their role in health care, and types of treatment administered.
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The data obtained will be used to build-up ethnomedical resources database.
Ethnomedical knowledge of plants and healthcare practices among the Kalanguya tribe in Tinoc, Ifugao, Luzon, Philippines.
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The aim of the present review was to highlight the ethnomedical and veterinary uses of the most common Tephrosia species and especially the great potential of pharmacologically active principles contained in T.
Illness and Shamanistic Curing in Zinacantun: An Ethnomedical Analysis.
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With the first-hand traditional knowledge collected about these plants, utilizing Shaman Pharmaceuticals' proprietary ethnomedical field investigation methodology, and the scientific screening conducted to date, many of these botanicals are positioned for near-term market entry as dietary supplements.
The present study validates the ethnomedical use of plants for hair loss treatment.
CIFLORPAN and Unigen will work side by side to collect plants that have documented ethnomedical uses by native tribes.
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A sound pharmacological basis for these ethnomedical uses of Goniothalamus species has not been reported.