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Eating and Healing Traditional Food as Medicine

ISBN-10: 1560229837
ISBN-13: 9781560229834
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 3/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

About the Editors
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Copyright Acknowledgments
Introduction
Asia
Europe
North America
The Caribbean
South America
Africa
Edible Wild Plants As Food and As Medicine: Reflections on Thirty Years of Fieldwork
Introduction
Genesis
Three Decades of Ethnobotanical Research
Reflections and Potential Research Areas
Coda
Tibetan Foods and Medicines: Antioxidants As Mediators of High-Altitude Nutritional Physiology
Introduction
Adaptations to Altitude
Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants
Tibetan High-Altitude Food Systems
Tibetan Medicine
Summary
Wild Food Plants in Farming Environments with Special Reference to Northeast Thailand, Food As Functional and Medicinal, and the Social Roles of Women
Introduction
Wild Plant Foods in the Farming Environment
Women's Roles, Women's Work, and Women's Knowledge
Consumption and Nutrition
Overlaps: Medicinal and Functional Food
Medicinal and Functional Food: Wild Plants of Northeast Thailand
Gathered Food Plants of Northeast Thailand with Medicinal Value
Investigations of Wild Plant Foods As Functional/Medicinal Foods in Thailand
Multiple-Use Value, Rarity, and Privatization
Conclusions
Functional Foods or Food Medicines? On the Consumption of Wild Plants Among Albanians and Southern Italians in Lucania
Introduction
Ethnographic Background
Field Methods
Wild Food and Medicinal Plants in Lucania
Pharmacology of Wild Functional Foods Consumed in Southern Italy
Conclusion
Digestive Beverages As a Medicinal Food in a Cattle-Farming Community in Northern Spain (Campoo, Cantabria)
Introduction
Changes in Food and Health Habits and Conditions
Medicinal Food: Digestive Beverages
Conclusions
"The Forest and the Seaweed": Gitga'at Seaweed, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Community Survival
Introduction
Seaweed Use Worldwide
Gitga'at Seaweed Use
The Forest and the Seaweed
Back Home in Hartley Bay
Conclusion
Medicinal Herb Quality in the United States: Bridging Perspectives with Chinese Medical Theory
Context from a Biomedical Perspective
Context from a Chinese Medical Theory Perspective
Dilemma of "Integrating" Two Divergent Epistemologies
Founding a Medicinal Herb Network
Balancing the System: Humoral Medicine and Food in the Commonwealth of Dominica
Introduction
Setting
Methods
Results and Discussion
Conclusion
Medicinal Foods in Cuba: Promoting Health in the Household
Introduction
Results and Discussion
Conclusions
Healthy Fish: Medicinal and Recommended Species in the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest Coast (Brazil)
Introduction
Methods
Results and Discussion
Conclusions
Edible and Healing Plants in the Ethnobotany of Native Inhabitants of the Amazon and Atlantic Forest Areas of Brazil
Introduction
Study Site and Methods
Results and Discussion
Conclusions
Appendix
Food Medicines in the Bolivian Andes (Apillapampa, Cochabamba Department)
Introduction
Study Area
Ethnographic Data
Methodology
Results and Discussion
Conclusion
Gathering of Wild Plant Foods with Medicinal Use in a Mapuche Community of Northwest Patagonia
Introduction
Study Area
Methods
Results
Discussion
Dietary and Medicinal Use of Traditional Herbs Among the Luo of Western Kenya
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Ethnomycology in Africa, with Particular Reference to the Rain Forest Zone of South Cameroon
Introduction
Mycophilia versus Mycophobia
Overview of Mushroom Use in Africa
Mushroom Knowledge and Utilization by Bantu and Bagyeli in South Cameroon
Mushrooms: Meat of the Poor
Aspects of Food Medicine and Ethnopharmacology in Morocco
Introduction
Food Medicine
Phytotherapy
Conclusions
Index

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