African ethnomedicine

based on a seminar delivered at Institute for Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, February 10, 1982
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Traditional medicine -- Africa., Medicinal plants -- Africa., Social medicine -- Af

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StatementMaurice M. Iwu.
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LC ClassificationsGR350 .I96 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL2318969M
ISBN 109782538086
LC Control Number86200978

"Secret Doctors" is a welcomed book for a wide range of readers--scholars, traditional healers, doctors, students and the curious.

The book reviews some of the best literature in the field of ethnomedicine of African Americans but then opens the door to new ways of perceiving the by:   Offers a template which can be used to separate the superstitious aspects of ethnomedicine from culturally inherited deposits of knowledge.

A handbook for herbal and natural medicine practitioners, the book is aimed at African thinkers, scientists, healthcare providers and students of pharmacology and cturer: CRC Press.

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Based on an ethnographic study of the traditional medicine of African Americans in the rural southern United States, this work concentrates on the original Louisiana Territory, with its Native and African American indigenous traditions, and the French migration and Black Haitian freed and enslaved population influx during the s and s.

Based on an ethnographic study of the traditional medicine of African Americans in the rural southern United States, this work concentrates on the original Louisiana Territory, with its Native and African American indigenous traditions, and the French migration and Black Haitian freed and enslaved population influx during the s and : ABC-CLIO, Incorporated.

Book Description With o distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. Addeddate Duration Identifier actonma-Africa2U_-_Preserving_Ethnomedicine_in_Africa_May_ Run time Scanner. This book is a collection of essays based on a multidisciplinary approach to traditional medicine in Africa.

It has contributions from social scientists, natural resource experts, traditional medical practitioners, educationists, and medical scholars. African Ethnomedicine: Based On A Seminar Delivered At Institute For Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Febru avg rating — 0 ratings Want to Read saving 4/5(8).

Ethnomedicine examines and translates health-related knowledge and theories that people inherit and learn by living in a culture. Various studies conducted among a variety of South African.

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Mabanckou's wacky, vibrant Black Moses, a small book with a big narrative voice, follows the adventures of an orphan who journeys to the city of Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, where he. Healing Plants of Nigeria: African ethnomedicine book and Therapeutic Applications offers comprehensive information on the use of herbal medicines in West Africa.

Combining an evidence-based, ethnobotanical perspective with a pharmacological and pharmaceutical African ethnomedicine book to phytomedicine, the book bridges the gap between the study of herbal plants’ pharmacological. Ethnomedicine is a study or comparison of the traditional medicine based on bioactive compounds in plants and animals and practiced by various ethnic groups, especially those with little access to western medicines, e.g., indigenous these traditions constitute significant interactions with insects as well, in Africa or around the globe.

Book chapter Full text access Chapter 3 - Medical ethnobotanical research as a method to identify bioactive plants to treat infectious diseases.

Chapter 6 - Integrating African ethnomedicine into primary healthcare: a framework for Southeastern Nigeria. Chioma Obijiofor. Pages   Healing Plants of Nigeria: Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Applications offers comprehensive information on the use of herbal medicines in West Africa.

Combining an evidence-based, ethnobotanical perspective with a pharmacological and pharmaceutical approach to phytomedicine, the book bridges the gap between the study of herbal plants. Download Medicinal Plants And Traditional Medicine In Africa Book For Free in PDF, EPUB.

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Read as many books as you like (Personal use) and Join Over Happy Readers. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library. The item Secret doctors: ethnomedicine of African Americans, Wonda L. Fontenot represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

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Fontenot (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. From the reviews: “This fascinating book, written by inquisitive authors, should be required reading for ethnoecological scholars. It documents the essential importance of African peoples and plants in the Americas through fruitful methodological syntheses of ethnobotanical and ethnoecological approaches, both diachronic and synchronic.” (Egleé L.

Zent, Ethnobiology Letters, Vol. Palms (Arecaceae) are prominent elements in African traditional medicines. It is, however, a challenge to find detailed information on the ritual use of palms, which are an inextricable part of African medicinal and spiritual systems.

This work reviews ritual uses of palms within African ethnomedicine. We studied over publications on uses of African palms and found information. Publisher African Ethnomedicine Network Abstract The African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines is a peer-reviewed scientific journa l devoted to uncovering and testing the properties of African medicinal plants, traditional medicines, and alternative healing practices based on centuries-old traditions across the.

Offers a template which can be used to separate the superstitious aspects of ethnomedicine from culturally inherited deposits of knowledge.

A handbook for herbal and natural medicine practitioners, the book is aimed at African thinkers, scientists, healthcare providers and students of pharmacology and ethnomedicine.

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm. Contents: Therapeutic agents from ethnomedicine / Maurice M Iwu --Drugs from nature: past achievements, future prospects / Gordon M Cragg and David J Newman --Natural products for high-throughput screening / Alan L Harvey --Medical ethnobotanical.

Ethnomedicine is a study or comparison of the traditional medicine based on bioactive compounds in plants and animals and practiced by various ethnic groups, especially those with little access to western medicines, e.g., indigenous these traditions constitute significant interactions with insects as well, in Africa or around the globe.

The word ethnomedicine is sometimes used. The demographics of the slave trade most clearly delimited where and to what degree African magico-medical systems diffused into the New World.

Where the volume and duration of slavery were heavy and protracted, African-based ethnomedicine not only survived but also in. The Benefits of Ethnomedicine By npanaggio | Published July 1, In many developing nations, traditional medical healers and herbal medicines are a prevalent part of the present culture.

When humanitarian aid organizations send medical professionals and treatments to these developing nations, traditional medical methods become ignored. Africa, LU, 2,pp.

AFRICAN ETHNOMEDICINE: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL AND ETHNO-ARCHAEOLOGICAL CASE STUDY IN GHANA Introduction When it comes to identifying the major elements that provided the foundation on which were built the worlds ancient civilisations, ethnomedicine is bound to be listed along with technology, food production, and.

The emergence of new infectious, chronic and drug resistant diseases have prompted scientists to look towards medicinal plants as agents for treatment and prevention. This book provides an interphase between ethnomedical and ethnobotanical approaches to new drug discovery and advances in biotechnology and molecular science that has made it increasingly feasible to transform traditional 5/5(1).

A Holistic Approach. One major difference between conventional, Western medicine and traditional African medicine, is the way of viewing illnesses and their its Western counter-part, traditional African medicine is said to take a holistic approach, which is based on the premise of interconnectedness, and often includes indigenous herbalism in its treatment.

A hand written herbal encyclopedia Bir Nighantu or Bir pharmacopoecia was compiled by Pandit Ghana Nath Devkota under the instruction of.

Traditional African medicine is a range of traditional medicine disciplines involving indigenous herbalism and African spirituality, typically including diviners, midwives, and tioners of traditional African medicine claim to be able to cure a variety of diverse conditions including cancer, psychiatric disorders, high blood pressure, cholera, most venereal diseases, epilepsy.Get this from a library!

Ethnomedicine and drug discovery. [Maurice M Iwu; Jacqueline C Wootton;] -- The emergence of new infectious, chronic and drug resistant diseases have prompted scientists to look towards medicinal plants as agents for treatment and prevention.

This book provides an interphase."Erickson fills this gap by clearly explaining the basic organizing principles that underlie all medical systems, the full range of theories of disease causation, the geographical distribution of medical practices, and the historical trends that led to biomedical dominance.

Her efficient, balanced approach highlights commonalities among the world's vast and diverse medical systems, making.