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Title: Back to the island of calm: Mallorcan human traditional medicine and ethnobotany
Author: Carrió Cabrer, Maria Esperança
Vallès Xirau, Joan, 1959-
Keywords: Etnobotànica
Medicina tradicional
Mallorca (Illes Balears)
Traditional medicine
Majorca (Balearic Islands)
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Research Signpost
Abstract: This study reveals that a successful ethnobotanical survey can take place still nowadays, even close to one of the hotspots of tourism in the Mediterranean coast. This is the first approach in this field entirely based on interviews with local people in Mallorca. An amount of 235 informants has been inquired from all the 53 municipalities of the island. The data collected have been analyzed from the botanical and ethnographical points of view, and managed using the online platform of our research team (details at The Mallorcan ethnopharmacopoeia includes 255 plant taxa referring more than 150 medicinal use categories. Ethnomedical queries as the one here presented contribute to the knowledge of the traditional use of plants of the island and appreciate the benefits of this knowledge, applied to the present and future of its society.
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It is part of: Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences IV, 2014, Research Signpost : Editors: Diego Muñoz Torrero, Manuel Vázquez-Carrera & Joan Estelrich i Latràs. ISBN: 978-81-308-0554-2. Chapter 8, p. 119-132.
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