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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.
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Nkunya, "Testing beyond ethnomedical claims: brine shrimp lethality of some tanzanian plants," Pharmaceutical Biology, vol.
Calligonum comosum a plant with rich ethnomedical applications, has been also introduced as potential anti-microbial, anti-helminthic agent, possesses strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties Mossa, J.S.; et al.
Ethnomedical survey of plants used by the Orang Asli in Kampung Bawong, Perak, West Malaysia., J.
(16.) Layer EH et al., Understanding the partial protection of male circumcision for HIV prevention among women in Iringa Region, Tanzania: an ethnomedical model, AIDS Care, 2013, 25(8): 1045-1050.
Based on this evidence, the present study sought to evaluate the anticonvulsant effects of the essential oil and aqueous extract of caraway in an animal model of petit mal seizure to confirm its acclaimed ethnomedical use.
Many developing countries have intensified their efforts in documenting the ethnomedical data and scientific literature on medicinal plants.
Ethnomedical syndromes and treatment-seeking behavior among Mayan refugees in Chiapas, Mexico.
The medical-anthropological and ethnomedical researches have shown that, contrary to what happens in biomedicine, cultural definitions of the disease in other populations are characterized by the non-independence of the imbalances of health in relation other dominions of social reality as the family organization, political relations between groups and environmental interactions.
Plant species Vernacular name Ethnomedical use (Voucher) Annona "araticum do The oil from the seeds is used crassiflora cerrado" or against snake bites and in Mart.
(4) Infertility, in particular, is one of the major concerns of ethnomedicine as many ethnomedical procedures have been developed to treat this condition, utilising many different plants.