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- adj. Of or pertaining to ethnopharmacology.
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Among traditional societies, many spice plants also have ethnopharmacological uses, often as topical or ingested antibacterials and vermicides (Chevallier 1996, Cichewicz and Thorpe 1996).
It was one of the most significant ethnopharmacological discoveries since Schuttes himself, while living among the Ingano on the Caquetá in the spring of 1942, had stumbled upon chagropanga, the tryptamine-containing liana also used by the shamans to enhance the brilliance of the yagé visions.
Appearing under the weighty title De Plantis Toxicariis E Mundo Novo Tropicale Commentationes and published mainly in the Botanical Museum Leaflets, these papers consist for the most part of botanical descriptions and ethnopharmacological notes culled from his collections.
The plants studied were selected from the whole range of Rwandese medicinal flora, using in particular the information provided by the traditional practitioners on the ethnopharmacological activity of the species.
The present investigation has been undertaken to evaluate the spasmolytic and other pharmacological activities of the extract of this plant, in order to establish an ethnopharmacological basis for its use in traditional medicine.
Anthropological, ethnopharmacological and historical research has shown that the traditional purpose of such psychoactive plant use was to attain direct spiritual experience, during which users made contact with different spirits and unseen realms in order to gain knowledge and wisdom for themselves and/or members of their social group.
9.2.5 Because of the diversity of ethnopharmacological information that may be generated from various regions and provinces in the same country, plant surveys should be initiated at sub-national levels.