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.
A variety of articles exploring ethnobotany and shamanic healing practices in western Amazonia.
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.
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.
A complete online version of the original printed book by L.S.M. Curtin.
Ethnobotanical resource directory includes discussion forum, listserve, project and online course information, as well as articles, publications, schools and societies of interest.
A searchable and browsable medicinal plant database for uses of traditional veterinarian and human medicines in Africa.
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.
Provides an overview of fungi and includes information on their use as tools, for food and in medicine and their psychoactive properties.
Information from Wikipedia on this branch of botany that studies the relationships that exist between people and plants.
A comprehensive bibliography of ethnobotanical literature, listed by author and subject grouping.
A suggested introductory reading list from the Centre for Economic Botany, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.
A free online journal of current research in ethnobotany.
Information on the use of herbs and other natural products in biochemistry, pharmacology, and traditional medicine.
A database of flora in the Celtic countries and regions of Europe. It includes traditional knowledge and uses of plants.
FOIBIS is a searchable database of more than 4700 species, including vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens. It includes information on ethnobotanical uses.
The Journal of Ethnopharmacology, which publishes papers on medicinal and other useful indigenous plants as well as their bioactive compounds.
An open access, online journal of ethnosciences. Includes topics in medicinal and cultural uses of plants.
An ethnobotanical study of eastern Peru.
The ethnobotanical work of Dr. Deepak Acharya, including full text of papers and pictures of Patalkot valley, India.
Search plants by chemical, activity or ethnobotanical use. Includes list of browsable databases and rainforest information.
Resource centre for edible, medicinal, and other useful plants.
Materia medica of the psychoactive mushroom used by natives of subtropical regions.
Brief history of Parker's role in the spread of Christian peyotism. Includes plant description and recommended reading list.
Describes current research, including ethnobotany, medicinal botany, traditional uses of plants, and bioprospecting. Also: research policy, discoveries, DNA-banking, Chatham Fellowship, staff, and links.
Articles, resources, and links.
Fosters scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people.
A nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the relationships of plants and animals with human cultures worldwide.
Description of plant usage by the San people in West Bushmanland (Namibia) for food, medicine, tools, and decoration.
Alphabetical listing by scientific name. Includes brief descriptions of usage and identifies cultures in which each plant is of interest.
An index and search engine of existing Internet-based, public domain documentation concerning indigenous knowledge and plant species uses.
Searchable list of plants from the Amazon rainforest, by common or botanical name, action, ailment, properties or ethnic uses.
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