Basic, quantitative and experimental research phases of future ethnobotany with reference to the medicinal plants of South America.

@article{Lewis1994BasicQA,
  title={Basic, quantitative and experimental research phases of future ethnobotany with reference to the medicinal plants of South America.},
  author={W. H. Lewis and M. Elvin-Lewis},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
  year={1994},
  volume={185},
  pages={
          60-72; discussion 72-6
        }
}
  • W. H. Lewis, M. Elvin-Lewis
  • Published 1994
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Ciba Foundation symposium
  • Ethnobotany of the future will encompass what we perceive as three interrelated research phases. Basic ethnobotany includes the compilation and organization of information about biota obtained from indigenous and other peoples, such as obtaining data about useful plants and animals, understanding how peoples manage their environments and learning about their lexicons and classifications. This is what we try to do in the best possible way, directly in the field from original sources. These… CONTINUE READING
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