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ethnobotany

Herbal medicine
The field of alternative healthcare that formally studies the relationship between plants and a population, in particular the medicinal use of plants by an ethnic group. The ethonobotanical approach to drug discovery is more efficient than random searches for plant-derived agents of therapeutic interest; drugs so discovered include aspirin (Filipendula ulmaria), codeine (Papaver somniferum), ipecac (Psychotria ipecacuanha), pilocarpine (Pilocarpus jaborandi), reserpin (Rauvolfia serpentina), theophylline (Camelia sinensis) and vinblastine (Cantharanthus roseus).

eth·no·bot·a·ny

(ethnō-botă-nē )
A study of the role of plants in the life of early humankind.
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Investigation of in-vitro anthelmintic potential of fruits of some ethnobotanically important trees of Punjab, Pakistan.
Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of an Ethnobotanically Important Plant Holmskioldia sanguinea Retz of District Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Inhibition of diverse human pathogenic fungi by ethnobotanically selected plant extracts.
Meyer, "In vitro inhibition of drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by ethnobotanically selected South African plants," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
The present study was designed to investigate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of an ethnobotanically important plant Lagerstroemia indica L.
Plant materials: Ethnobotanically claimed medicinal plants of Pakistan were collected from different areas as mentioned in table 1.
ABSTRACT: Terpenoid contents of traditionally used ethnobotanically important plants (n=25) were determined.
Ethnobotanically, some species of the genus Caralluma have been used as traditional and modern dietary ingredients to suppress appetite [1].
[29] during the evaluation of Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of an ethnobotanically important plant Notholirion thomsonianum from District Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Ethnobotanically the plant is used to cure scabies and skin diseases.