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TítuloEthnopharmacological notes about ancient uses of medicinal plants in Trás-os-Montes (northern of Portugal)
Autor(es)Neves, J. M.
Matos, Carla Manuela
Moutinho, C.
Queiroz, Glória
Gomes, Lígia Rebelo
Palavras-chaveMedicinal plants
Ethnobotany
NE Portugal
Folk medicine
Data2009
EditoraElsevier
RevistaJournal of Ethnopharmacology
Resumo(s)Aim of the study In order to preserve the ancestral knowledge, an ethnopharmacological study has been carried out in two councils belonging to Trás-os-Montes region a small area located in the northern of Portugal. In that area, medicinal plants, most of the species wild, are still in use among farmers, shepherds and other people who live far from villages and built-up areas. Materials and methods Among the 46 people that were interviewed (mean age of 66 years old), 88 species belonging to 42 families of vascular plants were identified for treatment of various human ailments. An ethnopharmacological report is made consisting of species names, vernacular names, popular uses of the plants and their pharmacological properties. Results and conclusion The most dominant family is Lamiaceae (18%) and the most frequently part of the plant used for the treatment of diseases are leaves (37.9%). The largest number of taxa is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders (73.9%).
Tipoarticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/16620
DOI10.1016/j.jep.2009.04.041
ISSN0378-8741
Versão da editorahttp://www.sciencedirect.com/
Arbitragem científicayes
AcessorestrictedAccess
Aparece nas coleções:CEB - Publicações em Revistas/Séries Internacionais / Publications in International Journals/Series

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