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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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Soins domestiques, heritage, pluralisme, metissageparPour ce qui concerne les elements paradigmatiques des soins domestiques dans le contexte de l'ensemble ethnomedical quebecois, nous pourrions affirmer que, en milieu rural comme en milieu urbain et jusqu'aux annees 1930, on avait d'abord recours aux herbes, aux aliments ou aux elements divers de l'environnement familier de la maisonnee pour fabriquer les remedes domestiques.
If an ethnomedical system is described and at the same time (or in a further step) more or less explained in biomedical terms and measured and evaluated against the latter, such statements result as 'bush spirit x causes malaria, bush spirit y causes vomiting'.
Les significations attribuees aux divers objets du savoir ethnomedical (symptomes, therapeutes, traitements, etc.
Shaman relies on ethnomedical investigation and sophisticated screening models which result in a more efficient drug discovery process.
As far as we know, the chemistry of the species has never been investigated and no ethnomedical use has been reported so far.
BRI will source, collect and identif plants with ethnomedical use that are idigenous to Ghana and will provide Unigen with historical usage and taxonomic data.
Although ethnomedical use of Sclerocarya birrea in diabetes management in Africa dates back to many years, only recently has scientific literature supported its therapeutic and pharmacological properties (Ojewole, 2003).
Over 100 plant species are presented, each with some combination of data from the literature on local names, taxonomic synonymy, brief botanical descriptors, plant distribution, habitat preference, reports of ethnomedical use, known chemistry and pharmacological activity.
It combines the company's core competencies in ethnomedical investigation, natural product chemistry, new chemical lead generation and sophisticated screening models.
Ethnomedical information and in vitro screening for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition of plants utilized as traditional medicines in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Kerala (India).