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Record number 356974
Title Herbal mixtures in the traditional medicine of Eastern Cuba
Author(s) Hernández, J.; Volpato, G.
Source Journal of Ethnopharmacology 90 (2004)2. - ISSN 0378-8741 - p. 293 - 316.
Department(s) Gender Studies in Agriculture
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) womens health conditions - antimicrobial activity - crescentia-cujete - us embargo - plants - ethnobotany - healers - extract - impact - mexico
Abstract Herbal mixtures in the traditional medicine of Eastern Cuba. Traditional herbal mixtures in Eastern Cuba are investigated through interviews with 130 knowledgeable people and traditional healers of the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo. One hundred seventy plant species and other products are used in 199 formulas, galones being the more complex. Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae), Bidens pilosa L. (Asteraceae), Cissus sicyoides L. (Vitaceae), Erythroxylum havanense Jacq. (Erythroxylaceae) and Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl. (Verbenaceae) are the species most frequently cited. The ecological distribution of the taxa and cultural and anthropological aspects of mixtures are highlighted; particularly American and African influences that have shaped local knowledge about plant combinations are discussed.
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