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Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine: Implications for by Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa

By Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa

People have trusted medicinal items derived from traditional resources for millennia, and animals have lengthy been a tremendous a part of that repertoire; approximately all cultures, from precedent days to the current, have used animals as a resource of drugs. components derived from wild animals are usually not basically wide-spread in conventional treatments, yet also are more and more valued as uncooked fabrics within the coaching of contemporary drugs. unfortunately, the unsustainable use of vegetation and animals in conventional medication is well-known as a danger to flora and fauna conservation, due to which discussions about the hyperlinks among conventional drugs and biodiversity have gotten more and more primary, rather in view of the truth that people drugs is the first resource of well-being take care of eighty% of the world’s inhabitants. This publication discusses the position of animals in conventional people drugs and its that means for natural world conservation. we are hoping to additional stimulate extra discussions concerning the use of biodiversity and its implications for flora and fauna conservation strategies.

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Soil Biol Biochem 24(12):1247–1251 Chapter 3 Medicine from the Wild: An Overview of the Use and Trade of Animal Products in Traditional Medicines Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque and Anthony B. Cunningham Abstract The use of animals, plants, and fungi as a major source of local medicine for people’s well-being in rural areas has been documented in different parts of the world, and has also been recorded in urban environments. In urban settings, the trade of wildlife-based medicinal products is concentrated in local and traditional markets, where various species of medicinal plants and animals are commercialized.

R. R. N. br I. L. Rosa Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa 58059-970, Brazil U. P. Albuquerque Applied Ethnobotany Laboratory, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Dois Irmãos, Pernambuco 52171-900, Brazil A. B. Cunningham Forests and Livelihoods programme, Centre for International Forestry Research, 0113 BOCBD, Bogor, Indonesia R. R. N. Alves and I. L. 1007/978-3-642-29026-8_3, Ó Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 25 26 R.

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