Folk medicine in the northern coast of Colombia: an overview

  title={Folk medicine in the northern coast of Colombia: an overview},
  author={Harold G{\'o}mez-Estrada and Fredyc D{\'i}az-Castillo and Luis A Franco-Ospina and Jairo Mercado-Camargo and Jaime Guzm{\'a}n-Ledezma and Jos{\'e} Domingo Medina and Ricardo Gait{\'a}n-Ibarra},
  booktitle={Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine},
BACKGROUND Traditional remedies are an integral part of Colombian culture. Here we present the results of a three-year study of ethnopharmacology and folk-medicine use among the population of the Atlantic Coast of Colombia, specifically in department of Bolívar. We collected information related to different herbal medicinal uses of the local flora in the treatment of the most common human diseases and health disorders in the area, and determined the relative importance of the species surveyed… CONTINUE READING
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