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1. The branch of ethnobiology that studies the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people.
2. The study of such lore and customs.

eth′no·bo·tan′i·cal (-bə-tăn′ĭ-kəl) adj.
eth′no·bo·tan′i·cal·ly adv.
eth′no·bot′a·nist n.


pertaining to ethnobotany
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An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of livestock diseases in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Topics include a genealogy of scientific representations of indigenous knowledge; cultural and economic globalization of traditional environmental knowledge systems; competing and coexisting with cormorants in European wetlands; identity, landscape, and industry in Papua New Guinea; traditional resource management, disturbance, and biodiversity conservation in Papua New Guinea; wild plants as agricultural indicators and the linking of ethnobotany with traditional ecological knowledge; the impact of migration on the ethnobotanical knowledge and social organization in a West Papuan village; and past and present management of the Gabra Oromo Commons of Kenya.
Serrano 558) were deposited in the Ethnobotanical Collection of the Herbarium of Queretaro "Dr.
An ethnobotanical survey of the flora used by two longhouse communities in Sarawak and an evaluation of their agronomic potential for agroforestry-based fanning systems.
Ethnobotanical research conducted in West Africa found that traditional healers use the stembark to treat a variety of disorders including obesity, fatigue and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
For this volume, she has revised the discussions of certain plants in light of new material (most notably the junipers), added several species to the inventory, had the scientific and common names of the plants updated in conformity with the current nomenclature of the US Department of Agriculture PLANTS database, and revealed the identities of the Apache elders who provided her with the ethnobotanical data.
erythraea yielded a variety of plant secondary metabolites including alkaloids, coumarins, phenolic acids, secoiridoids, triter penes and xanthone derivatives (Dictionary of Natural Products, 1999; ISI database, 2002; Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database, 2002).
Founded in 1984 in Provo, Utah, Nu Skin markets a comprehensive line of personal care products in the categories of daily face and body skin care, skin treatment, ethnobotanical skin and hair care, as well as cosmetics, hair care and fragrance.
Ethnobotanical studies have traditionally been concerned with documenting the relationships between people and plants at one moment in time.
Also recognised was that a compendium of Indigenous names would be beneficial for science by demonstrating the importance of traditional, ethnobotanical knowledge systems, allowing a common language to be spoken between Indigenous peoples, locals and a scientific outsider, and enhancing Western understandings of these traditionally utilised plants.
The ultimate objective of this dissertation is to better understand the distribution of ethnobotanical knowledge across space and time and to honor the people whose fate was influenced, but not completely determined by the trans-Atlantic slave trade.