The evolution of traditional knowledge: environment shapes medicinal plant use in Nepal.

  title={The evolution of traditional knowledge: environment shapes medicinal plant use in Nepal.},
  author={C Haris Saslis-Lagoudakis and Julie A Hawkins and Simon J. Greenhill and Colin A. Pendry and Mark F. Watson and Will Tuladhar-Douglas and Sushim R. Baral and Vincent Savolainen},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={281 1780},
Traditional knowledge is influenced by ancestry, inter-cultural diffusion and interaction with the natural environment. It is problematic to assess the contributions of these influences independently because closely related ethnic groups may also be geographically close, exposed to similar environments and able to exchange knowledge readily. Medicinal plant use is one of the most important components of traditional knowledge, since plants provide healthcare for up to 80% of the world's… CONTINUE READING
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