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The ethnobotanical study of local Mediterranean food plants as medicinal resources in Southern Spain.
We studied medicinal and food plant species, recording an extraordinary number of species and uses in Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia and Valencia in Spain. Focusing on two demographically distinctExpand
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What is in a name? The need for accurate scientific nomenclature for plants.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE To avoid ambiguities and error, ethnopharmacological and any other research on plants requires precise and appropriate use of botanical scientific nomenclature. AIMSExpand
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Assessing medicinal plants from South-Eastern Spain for potential anti-inflammatory effects targeting nuclear factor-Kappa B and other pro-inflammatory mediators.
AIM OF THE STUDY Identification of plants with anti-inflammatory activity can be successfully based on information gained through knowledge on their traditional use. This is particularly true forExpand
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Flavonoid content of commercial capers (Capparis spinosa, C. sicula and C. orientalis) produced in mediterranean countries
Abstract The flavonol content of commercial capers (pickled flower buds of Capparis spinosa L., C. sicula Veill. in Duham. and C. orientalis Veill. in Duham.) produced in different MediterraneanExpand
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A Comparative Assessment of Zootherapeutic Remedies from Selected Areas in Albania, Italy, Spain and Nepal
Abstract Zootherapy is the treatment of human ailments with remedies derived from animals and their products. Despite its prevalence in traditional medical practices worldwide, research on thisExpand
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The ethnopharmacology of Madeira and Porto Santo Islands, a review.
The ethnopharmacology of Madeira and Porto Santo Islands is extremely interesting because of the cultural and biogeographic features of this region, which make it a centre of medicinal plantExpand
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Gathered Mediterranean food plants--ethnobotanical investigations and historical development.
The diversity of local Mediterranean food elements is not known in detail, but offers itself to search for new vegetables, salads, fruits and spices which could be used in to enrich diets outsideExpand
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Árnica: a multivariate analysis of the botany and ethnopharmacology of a medicinal plant complex in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Medicinal plant complexes of different species sharing vernacular names, morphological and aromatic characteristics and uses are common in traditional medicine ofExpand
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Review of food and medicinal uses ofCapparis L. SubgenusCapparis (capparidaceae)
Capers of commerce are immature flower buds which have been pickled either in vinegar or preserved in granular salt. Semi-mature fruits and young shoots with small leaves may also be pickled for useExpand
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AFLP fingerprinting in Capparis subgenus Capparis related to the commercial sources of capers
A genetic fingerprinting technique (AFLP) was used to determine the relationships among Capparis spp. Genetic distances, based on AFLP data were estimated for 45 accessions of Capparis species, fromExpand
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