ethnomedicine


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ethnomedicine

(ˈɛθnəʊˌmɛdɪsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) the study of different cultural approaches to health, disease, and illness, and of the nature of local healing systems
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Also, the juice of Schumanniophyton magnificum is widely used in African ethnomedicine as snake bite remedies in Nigeria and the protective effects of the extracts against snake's venom have been demonstrated.
have been traditionally used as ethnomedicine for a number of disorders, including cancer.
In Oman, the information on traditional ethnomedicine practice is not transferred from generation to generation in written form but is verbally inherited from the elder members of the family.
The MoU aims to setup 'Pak-China Ethnomedicine Research Center' in ICCBS, to carry out cooperations in safety and effective estimation, standards research and herbs farming.
It covers evolution and human biological variation; the history of health; structural violence; ethnomedicine and healers; the meaning and experience of illness; biomedicine, technology, and the body; culture, illness, and mental health; working with the culture of biomedicine; stigma and coping with chronic illness; culture and nutrition; and global health issues and programs.
The expert, from the Institute of Ethnomedicine in Wyoming, said: "Something is going on here.
Ethnomedicine and ethnobotany of fright, a Caribbean culture-bound psychiatric syndrome.
In Nigerian ethnomedicine extract of different parts of one plant such as stems, leaves, barks and roots are still used for the treatment of a variety of diseases.
Yearbook of Ethnomedicine and the Study of Consciousness, 3: 295-98.
For instance, Chinese medicine accounts for five such journals, homeopathy for one, and ethnomedicine for two, while other so-called integrative journals are not limited to a specific type of treatment system (for example, BMC Complementary Medicine, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine).