As a result of several factors including expansion of modern medicine and globalisation, a huge part of ethnomedicine
is gradually disappearing.
of the Kagera region, north western Tanzania.
This book combines an ethnomedicine
perspective with the tools now available for scientific analysis to present an integrated consideration of the beneficial properties of honey.
Uterine contractility of plants used to facilitate childbirth in Nigerian ethnomedicine
Badola, "Ethnomedicinal plant use by Lepcha tribe of Dzongu valley, bordering Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, in North Sikkim, India," Journal ofEthnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Food Taboos: Their Origins and Purposes," a 2009 article in the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
by Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow, notes that most human cultures avoid harvestable or easily slaughtered edible items all the time.
While food taboos may seem irrational to some, Dr Meyer-Rochow, whose research was published in the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
, says they have performed a number of important functions.
The American team members are based at the Institute for Ethnomedicine
in Jackson Hole, and serve as adjunct faculty at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Once Cox realized that BMAA may be involved in multiple neurodegenerative diseases, he left Hawaii to establish the Institute for EthnoMedicine
in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he was joined by Banack and later by James Metcalf, a cyanobacterial expert.
This point of view shows how the commercialization of traditional knowledge and ethnomedicine
made by local communities could become a form of commodification which deprives these traditional practices from their cultural and therapeutic values reducing them to mere "merchandise".
A potent sperm motility-inhibiting activity of bioflavonoids from an ethnomedicine
of Onge, Alstonia macrophylla Wall ex A.
This led to an evolution of Jamaican Maroon ethnomedicine
that has maintained aspects of West African Akan culture - such as plant species selection and their traditional use of this flora, including medicine preparation technologies.