Popular Medicinal Plants in Portland and Kingston, Jamaica

Popular Medicinal Plants in Portland and Kingston, Jamaica

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in Vorbereitung

This book highlights the results from over a year of ethnobotanical research in a rural and an urban community in Jamaica, where we interviewed more than 100 people who use medicinal plants for healthcare. The goal of this research was to better understand patterns of medicinal plant knowledge, and to find out which plants are used in consensus by local people for a variety of illnesses. 
For this book, we selected 25 popular medicinal plant species mentioned during fieldwork. Through individual interviews, we were able to rank plants according to their frequency of mention, and categorized the medicinal uses for each species as "major" (mentioned by more than 20% of people in a community) or "minor" (mentioned by more than 5%, but less than 20% of people). Botanical identification of plant specimens collected in the wild allowed for cross-linking of common and scientific plant names. 
To supplement field research, we undertook a comprehensive search and review of the ethnobotanical and biomedical literature. Our book summarizes all this information in detail under specific sub-headings.

<i>Acknowledgements</i><br><i>Introduction</i><br><b>Geographic location of research</b><br><b>Research methodology</b>A) Ethnobotanical interviewsB) Plant collection and identificationC) Data entry and analysis D) Review of the scientific literature<br><b>How to use this book</b><br><b>Future studies</b><br><b>Selected bibliography</b><br><b>Plant monographs</b>Bitter orange: Citrus x aurantium L.Breadfruit: Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) FosbergCalabash: Crescentia cujete L.Cassava marble: Jatropha gossypiifolia L.Castor oil: Ricinus communis L.Cerasee: Momordica charantia L.Coconut: Cocos nucifera L.Dandelion: Senna occidentalis (L.) LinkFevergrass: Cymbopogon citratus StapfFitweed: Eryngium foetidum L.Ginger: Zingiber officinale RoscoeGuinea henweed: Petiveria alliacea L.Holy thistle: Argemone mexicana L.Jack-in-the-bush: Chromolaena odorata (L.)R.M.King & H.RobKing-of-the-forest: Senna alata (L.) Roxb.Leaf of life: Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) OkenNoni: Morinda citrifolia L.Pennyroyal: Clinopodium brownei (Sw.) KuntzePimento: Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr.Ramgoat regular: Turnera ulmifolia L.Rice and peas: Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn.Semi-contract: Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & ClemantsSinkle bible: Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.Soursop: Annona muricata L.Susumba: Solanum torvum Sw.<br><b>Index of plant names and health conditions</b>
ISBN 978-3-030-48929-8
Artikelnummer 9783030489298
Medientyp Buch
Auflage 1st ed. 2020
Copyrightjahr 2021
Verlag Springer, Berlin
Umfang XVI, 257 Seiten
Abbildungen XVI, 257 p. 30 illus., 27 illus. in color.
Sprache Englisch