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  • Plants, people, and culture: the science of ethnobotany.

    Author(s) : Balick, M. J.Cox, P. A.

    Author Affiliation : New York Botanical Garden, Institute of Economic Botany, Bronx, New York 10458-5126, USA.

    Book : Plants, people, and culture: the science of ethnobotany. 1996 pp.ix + 228 pp. ref.10 pp. of

    Abstract : The relationship between plants and people is discussed in the following chapters: (1) People and plants, including the traditional use of medicinal plantsmedicinal plantsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    medicinal plantsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    by indigenous peoples, the use of medicinal plants in the past and present, and the role that ethnobotanyethnobotanySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    can play today; (2) Plants that heal, including the history of quininequinineSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    (extracted from CinchonacinchonaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    ), a list of 50 drugs extracted from plants (with Latin name, family name and medicinal use), the work of ethnobotanists in the field, the collection and preparation of herbarium specimens, ethnobotanical research and traditional health care in developing countries, and safeguarding indigenous intellectual property rightsintellectual property rightsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    ; (3) From hunting to gathering haute cuisine, including the incidence of diabetesdiabetesSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , hypercholesterolaemiahypercholesterolaemiaSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    hypercholesterolaemiaSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    and obesity in traditional peoples who change to a Western diet, food as medicine, the domestication of maizemaizeSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , Polynesian strategies for food preservation, famine foods and sagosagoSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    [Metroxylon sagumetroxylon saguSubject Category: Organism Names
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    ] production, crop origins and plants rediscovered as useful cropscropsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    cropsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    ; (4) Plants as the basis for material culture, including the spread of plants with travellers and voyagers, the use of plants to make tattoos, body paints and dyes, clothes and tools, and plants as an impetus for European exploration; (5) Entering the other world, including the use of hallucinogenic and psychoactive plants; and (6) Biological conservation and ethnobotany, including indigenous perspectives on conservation, quantitative ethnobotany in South Americasouth americaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , sustainable production from rain forestsrain forestsSubject Category: Vegetation Types
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    , conflicts between indigenous peoples and nature reservesnature reservesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , indigenous-controlled reserves and the future of ethnobotanical conservation. There is an index.

    ISBN : 0716750619

    Record Number : 19960307911

    Publisher : Scientific American Library

    Location of publication : New York

    Country of publication : USA

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : CinchonacinchonaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , manmanSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Metroxylon sagumetroxylon saguSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , RubiaceaerubiaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Zea mayszea maysSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : cropscropsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , diabetesdiabetesSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , dye plantsdye plantsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , ethnobotanyethnobotanySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , forestsforestsSubject Category: Habitats
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    , hallucinogenic propertieshallucinogenic propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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    , hypercholesterolaemiahypercholesterolaemiaSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , indigenous knowledgeindigenous knowledgeSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , intellectual property rightsintellectual property rightsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , maizemaizeSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , medicinal plantsmedicinal plantsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , medicinal propertiesmedicinal propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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    , nature conservationnature conservationSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , nature reservesnature reservesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , nutritionnutritionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , plant compositionplant compositionSubject Category: Properties
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    , plant genetic resourcesplant genetic resourcesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , quininequinineSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , rain forestsrain forestsSubject Category: Vegetation Types
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    , sagosagoSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , lipid metabolism disorderslipid metabolism disordersSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , blood lipidsblood lipidsSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    Identifier(s) : chemical constituents of plants, corn, drug plants, dyslipidaemia, dyslipidemia, fat metabolism disorders, hypercholesterinemia, hypercholesterolemiahypercholesterolemiaSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , medicinal herbs, officinal plants, Plants, people, and culture

    Geographical Location(s) : South Americasouth americaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , MetroxylonmetroxylonSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ArecaceaearecaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ArecalesarecalesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , commelinidscommelinidsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , monocotyledonsmonocotyledonsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ZeazeaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PoaceaepoaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PoalespoalesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , AmericaamericaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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