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Ethnobotany Websites

Ethnobotany is the study of plants as they relate to or are used by specific cultures. Examples may include use as food or medicine, or for spiritual or agricultural purposes.- Category ID : 417189
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A Modern Herbal

First published in 1931 by Mrs. M. Grieve, the online version of this book contains medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs.
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Plants for a Future

Resource centre for edible, medicinal, and other useful plants.
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An ethnobotanical study of eastern Peru.
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The Hidden Gifts of Nature by Sigrid Leger

Description of plant usage by the San people in West Bushmanland (Namibia) for food, medicine, tools, and decoration.
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Society for Economic Botany

Fosters scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people.
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Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Search plants by chemical, activity or ethnobotanical use. Includes list of browsable databases and rainforest information.
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Psilocybe cubensis/Psilocybe subcubensis

Materia medica of the psychoactive mushroom used by natives of subtropical regions.
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Tropical Plant Database

Searchable list of plants from the Amazon rainforest, by common or botanical name, action, ailment, properties or ethnic uses.
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Tico Ethnobotanical Dictionary

Alphabetical listing by scientific name. Includes brief descriptions of usage and identifies cultures in which each plant is of interest.
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Sacred Earth Ethnobotany

Articles, resources, and links.
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Center for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research

Ethnobotanical resource directory includes discussion forum, listserve, project and online course information, as well as articles, publications, schools and societies of interest.
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Dr. Andrew Weil

Brief biography of the doctor for whom psilocybe weilii was named. Includes comments on his research and data on the chemical components of the mushroom.
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Society of Ethnobiology

A nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the relationships of plants and animals with human cultures worldwide.
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International Society for Ethnopharmacology

The Journal of Ethnopharmacology, which publishes papers on medicinal and other useful indigenous plants as well as their bioactive compounds.
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Ethnomedicinals for Research and Development

Information on the use of herbs and other natural products in biochemistry, pharmacology, and traditional medicine.
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The ethnobotanical work of Dr. Deepak Acharya, including full text of papers and pictures of Patalkot valley, India.
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Research Department, Missouri Botanical Garden

Describes current research, including ethnobotany, medicinal botany, traditional uses of plants, and bioprospecting. Also: research policy, discoveries, DNA-banking, Chatham Fellowship, staff, and links.
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By the Prophet of the Earth - Ethnobotany of the Pima

A complete online version of the original printed book by L.S.M. Curtin.
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Flora Ontario Integrated Botanical Information System

FOIBIS is a searchable database of more than 4700 species, including vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens. It includes information on ethnobotanical uses.
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Traditional Ecological Knowledge Prior Art Database

An index and search engine of existing Internet-based, public domain documentation concerning indigenous knowledge and plant species uses.
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Central Africa Medicinal Plants Database

A searchable and browsable medicinal plant database for uses of traditional veterinarian and human medicines in Africa.
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Ethnobotany Research and Applications E-Journal

A free online journal of current research in ethnobotany.
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Flora Celtica

A database of flora in the Celtic countries and regions of Europe. It includes traditional knowledge and uses of plants.
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Ethnobotany and Paleoethnobotany Bibliography

A comprehensive bibliography of ethnobotanical literature, listed by author and subject grouping.
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Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

An open access, online journal of ethnosciences. Includes topics in medicinal and cultural uses of plants.
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Information from Wikipedia on this branch of botany that studies the relationships that exist between people and plants.
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A Library of Western Amazonia Ethnobotany, Shamanism and Ayahuasca

A variety of articles exploring ethnobotany and shamanic healing practices in western Amazonia.
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Ethno-Mycology of the World

Provides an overview of fungi and includes information on their use as tools, for food and in medicine and their psychoactive properties.
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BioFiC-Planta / EtnobotCat

Group of researchers from the Botanical Institute of Barcelona and the Université de Paris-Sud. Research covers two main themes, biosystematics and ethnobotanical studies. Spanish and English.
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Ethnobotany Bibliography

A suggested introductory reading list from the Centre for Economic Botany, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.
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