Medicinal plants uses of the Tacana, an Amazonian Bolivian ethnic group.

@article{Bourdy2000MedicinalPU,
  title={Medicinal plants uses of the Tacana, an Amazonian Bolivian ethnic group.},
  author={Genevi{\`e}ve Bourdy and Saara J Dewalt and L R Chāvez de Michel and Anne Roca and Eric Deharo and Victoria Mu{\~n}oz and L Balderrama and Celin Quenevo and Antonio Gim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={87-109}
}
We present the results of an ethnopharmacological investigation of a Bolivian lowland ethnic group, the Tacana. The Tacana have a long tradition of exchange with highland communities. Though facing rapid acculturation, highlighted by the loss of the Tacana language among the younger generations, the knowledge and uses of medicinal plants are still alive. Of the approximately 450 different plant species collected during this survey, 33% had medicinal uses. We present an overview of the… CONTINUE READING