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Ethnopharmacologic analysis of medicinal plants used by Laotian Hmong refugees in Minnesota.
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PMID:  2664357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laotian Hmong refugees in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, cultivate many plants and employ them as a first line of defense against illness and disease. Thirty-seven medicinal plants have been identified, phytochemical components catalogued through literature research, and potential pharmacological activities correlated with Hmong medicinal uses. Using western biomedical criteria of efficacy, 92% of the medicinal plants being cultivated were found to be potentially efficacious. The frequent use of these plants in diet (81%) suggests that they have served to mediate against illness and disease states in the cultural and natural environment in which the practices evolved. A listing of 37 plants with Hmong names, uses and potentially active constituents is provided.
M A Spring
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ethnopharmacology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0378-8741     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ethnopharmacol     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-25     Completed Date:  1989-08-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903310     Medline TA:  J Ethnopharmacol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Minnesota, Department of Anthropology, Minneapolis 55455.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Americans*
Laos / ethnology
Plants, Medicinal* / analysis

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