Ethnobotany of chia,Salvia hispanica L. (Lamiaceae)

@article{Cahill2008EthnobotanyOC,
  title={Ethnobotany of chia,Salvia hispanica L. (Lamiaceae)},
  author={Joseph P. Cahill},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={57},
  pages={604-618}
}
Salvia hispanica L, was an important staple Mesoamerican food and medicinal plant in pre-Columbian times. Unlike other Mesoamerican pseudocereal crops such asAmaranthus andChenopodium, it has received comparatively little research attention. An ethnobotanical review of this Mesoamerican crop plantSalvia hispanica has been undertaken to examine changes in use accompanying Spanish colonization. A comparative analysis of accounts of use from the 16th century codices of Mexico and subsequent… 

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