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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Different parts of the plant had been used as ethnomedicine in different countries for centuries (Igbinosa et al., 2009).
Authors treat areas including water rights, political violence, cancer, sexuality, reproduction, nutrition, the lifestyle use of prescription drugs, and the gamut of healthcare from ethnomedicine to biotechnologies.
While the path from ethnomedicine to new drugs is fairly direct, other sciences are also using ethnographic methods to assess indigenous knowledge for health benefits.
"Scientific reasoning" is motivated and as much a product of culture and practical reason as are traditional systems of ethnomedicine'.
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.
Van Damme, "Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia," Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, vol.
Focusing in turn on the margin, the method, and the philosophy, they consider such topics as teaching intersectionality in Chay Yew's Porcelin, using applied learning projects to engage students in text and community, teaching Spidertown in the blended classroom, using Ethiopian healing scrolls as ethnomedicine to read healing in African American and contemporary American literature by women, and using ritual poetic drama as an applied theater practice.
Uterine contractility of plants used to facilitate childbirth in Nigerian ethnomedicine. Ethnopharmacol J143: 377-82 Bancroft J.
Lal, "Traditional use of medicinal plants among the tribal communities of Chhota Bhangal, Western Himalaya," Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, vol.
Ethnomedicine is a promising field of research, especially in Western Himalaya as it harbours a variety of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Keywords: Phyllanthus; HSV; Cytomegalovirus; Ethnomedicine; Antiviral