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Title: Itzama project : sustainable indigenous development based on the ethnobotanical garden and traditional medicine concept; final report
Authors: Cal, Victor
Arnason, John
Walshe-Roussel, Brendan
Audet, Patrick
Ferrier, Johnathan
Knight, Kevin
Pesek, Todd
Keywords: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
MEDICINAL PLANTS
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
SMALL ENTERPRISES
BELIZE
Date: 2009
Publisher: Belize Indigenous Training Institute, Toledo, BZ
Abstract: Development in indigenous communities needs a culturally appropriate methodology and the full involvement of community elders. At the core of the project is the Belize Indigenous Training Institute (BITI) and Kekchi Healers Association (KHA), the Itzama Ethnobotanical Garden (IEG), Indian Creek, Belize and the Maya Mountains Ethnobotany and Ecology Project (MMEEP). In total, eighty-two species belonging to thirty-seven families were identified during the ethnobotanical interviews (Table 2). The three most important families used as immunomodulatory medicines were the Piperaceae (21 species), the Asteraceae (8 species), and the Rubiaceae (5 species). Inclusion of traditional medicine in modern medical care is now endorsed by WHO.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42816
Project Number: 105091
Project Title: Itzama Project : Sustainable Indigenous Development based on the Ethnobotanical Garden and Traditional Medicine Concept
Access: Open Access
Copyright: University of Ottawa
License: MGC signed post January 2008
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