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A review of plants used in folk veterinary medicine in Italy as basis for a databank.
Folk veterinary phytotherapy in Italy collected from ethnobotanical scientific literature of the second half of the 20th Century represents the basis for the first national databank for ethnoveterinary botany in Europe. Expand
Traditional antihelmintic, antiparasitic and repellent uses of plants in Central Italy.
  • P. Guarrera
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of ethnopharmacology
  • 15 December 1999
The uses of 51 plants of Marche, Abruzzo and Latium, distributed in 28 families, are listed here, while the plants most frequently used as antiparasitics and repellents are Juglans regia, Lupinus albus, Ruta graveolens, Fraxinus ornus, Datura stramonium. Expand
Traditional phytotherapy in Central Italy (Marche, Abruzzo, and Latium).
The more significant results of extensive ethnopharmacobotanical research carried out by the author in the years 1977-2000 in 175 localities of three regions of Central Italy have been reported and compared. Expand
Food, flavouring and feed plant traditions in the Tyrrhenian sector of Basilicata, Italy
The preservation of some rituals especially concerning agricultural plants is noteworthy in the Tyrrhenian part of the Basilicata region, together with a certain degree of continuity in food uses and knowledge and rediscovery of recipes in human and animal diet could represent an economic potential for the area. Expand
Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy).
The most important findings in ethnomedicine relate to Nasturtium officinale (renal colic, liver diseases), Foeniculum vulgare subsp. Expand
Ethnobotanical and ethnomedicinal uses of plants in the district of Acquapendente (Latium, Central Italy).
In the years 2002-2003 research was carried out concerning ethnomedicine in the Acquapendente district (Viterbo, Latium, central Italy), an area so far less frequently studied from the perspective of plant folk traditions, shows traces of the influences of the neighbouring regions. Expand
Food medicine and minor nourishment in the folk traditions of Central Italy (Marche, Abruzzo and Latium).
  • P. Guarrera
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Fitoterapia
  • 1 September 2003
In this paper, for the first time pharmacobotanical properties are systematically emphasised for the folk food species of Central Italy. Expand
Contribution to the knowledge of the folk plant medicine in Calabria region (Southern Italy).
A series of research on plants used in Calabria (Southern Italy) in the folk plant medicine was carried out in the last twenty years. The use of 104 taxa distributed into 42 families are described.Expand
Perceived health properties of wild and cultivated food plants in local and popular traditions of Italy: A review.
The properties of several plants with potential health benefits that have previously received little attention are discussed, including Crepis vesicaria L., Sanguisorba minor Scop and Hyoseris radiata L. Expand
Ethnophytotherapeutical research in the high Molise region (Central-Southern Italy)
The research revealed a deep-rooted and widespread habit of husbanding the family's resources and the values for the upper Molise region are lower than those of many Spanish areas, perhaps (and not only) because of the more rapid cultural erosion experienced in Italy. Expand