Ethnopharmacology and Ethnomedicine

Ethnopharmacology is a study or comparison of the traditional medicine practiced by various ethnic groups, and especially by indigenous peoples. The word ethnomedicine is sometimes used as a synonym for traditional medicine. Ethnomedical research is interdisciplinary; in its study of traditional medicines, it applies the methods of ethnobotany and medical anthropology. Often, the medicine traditions it studies are preserved only by oral tradition. Scientific ethnomedical studies constitute either anthropological research or drug discovery research. Anthropological studies examine the cultural perception and context of a traditional medicine. The purpose of drug discovery research is to identify and develop a marketable pharmaceutical product.

  • Track 1-1 Clinical ethnopharmacy
  • Track 2-2 Ethnopharmaceutics
  • Track 3-3 Ethnopharmacological sources
  • Track 4-4 Study of modern pharmaceuticals
  • Track 5-5 Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
  • Track 6-6 Ethnotaxonomy

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