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dc.contributor.author Mary, D Ahino en_US
dc.contributor.author Franco, F Merlin en_US
dc.contributor.author Babu, Vivek en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-08T20:56:58Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-08-08T20:56:58Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mary DA, Franco FM, Babu V. 2011. Assessing the Contribution of Local and Traded Biodiversity in Community Health Care: A case study from Keelakodankulam village, South India. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 9: 275-286. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23534 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study aims to assess the contribution of local and traded biodiversity towards community health care. A total of 106 knowledge holders from the Aatha Pallar community were interviewed and medicinal uses for 70 local plants and 28 plant products purchased from the market were recorded. The Pharmacological Ethnobotanical index was found to be low suggesting knowledge erosion. About 13 plant species used by the community show high Use Value Indices. A majority of the plants used in the community’s medicinal system come from the immediate locality and only a minor part comes from the market, though ones from the market tend to have high use value indexes. The study illustrates that local medicinal plant diversity is important for community health care, which in turn, ensures conservation of the local medicinal plant diversity. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject Hawaiians--Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Hawaii--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Plants, Medicinal--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Assessing the contribution of local and traded biodiversity in community health care : A case study from Keelakodankulam village, South India en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
local.identifier.callnumber DU624.65 .E84 en_US
local.identifier.alturi http://www.ethnobotanyjournal.org/vol8/i1547-3465-08-195.pdf en_US

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