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An analysis of the food plants and drug plants of native North America.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8733114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper compares the medicinal and food floras of the native peoples of North America. There is a surprising overlap of these floras by both family and taxon. Yet there are also substantial differences-food and medicine tend to involve different plant parts, plant habit, and plant character. The similarities and differences are considered in an evolutionary context and a theoretical perspective is suggested to account for these facts.
D E Moerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ethnopharmacology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0378-8741     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ethnopharmacol     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-31     Completed Date:  1996-10-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903310     Medline TA:  J Ethnopharmacol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn 48198, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Indians, North American*
Information Systems
Medicine, Traditional*
North America
Plant Extracts / classification,  standards
Plants, Edible* / classification
Plants, Medicinal* / classification
Regression Analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Extracts

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