The importance of weeds in ethnopharmacology.

@article{Stepp2001TheIO,
  title={The importance of weeds in ethnopharmacology.},
  author={John Richard Stepp and Daniel E. Moerman},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2001},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={19-23}
}
Tropical primary forest is often considered to be the most important habitat for traditional peoples to gather medicinal plants. However, the role of weeds, commonly found in disturbed areas, in traditional medicinal floras has been overlooked. Data are presented showing the significant representation of weeds in the medicinal floras of the Highland Maya in Chiapas, Mexico and in the medicinal flora of Native North Americans as a whole. The frequency with which weeds appear in these… CONTINUE READING
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