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Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Andean people of Canta, Lima, Peru.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17215096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A survey aiming to document medicinal plant uses was performed in Canta Province Lima Department, in the Peruvians Andes of Peru. Hundred and fifty people were interviewed. Enquiries and informal personal conversations were used to obtain information. Informants were men and women over 30 years old, who work in subsistence agriculture and cattle farming, as well as herbalist. Eighty-seven species were collected and identified that had indigenous uses. Common names, habit, part of the plant used, preparation, administration and illnesses treated were recorded for each species. Results are compared with other ethnopharmacological studies performed in the Peruvian Andes.
Authors:
Horacio De-la-Cruz; Graciela Vilcapoma; Percy A Zevallos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-12-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ethnopharmacology     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0378-8741     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ethnopharmacol     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-09     Completed Date:  2007-06-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903310     Medline TA:  J Ethnopharmacol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Pedro Ruiz Gallo, Lambayeque, Peru. horaciodlc@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Agriculture
Animals
Cattle
Data Collection
Ethnobotany*
Female
Geography
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Male
Peru
Plants, Medicinal*

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