Traditional plants are often used in both food and medicine, potentially offering
pharmacologic and therapeutic benefits through diet. For example, dried shark,
consumed by many indigenous peoples in a variety of medicinal and food ...
Author: Kanchan Mukhopadhyay
"Food practices of a people is product of multiple factors. People often eat what they prefer to eat, but it is not so simple always. Sometimes they eat what is available to them or what they are asked to eat. Thus, their natural or cultural preferences are interfered with by endogenous as well as exogenous forces capable of influencing their opinion. In India and its neighbouring countries, religion, caste and analogous systems of social ranking of a group of people, and their economic standing, often delimit their food practices. The state and market forces too influence food related behaviour of people by exercising control over production and trade of food and its availability and accessibility to the consumers. The present volume envisages understanding power relation between those who eat and those who decide (or at least try to decide) what the eaters should eat. As factors prompting food practices are multiple, manifestations of power relations are bound to be varied. Different chapters of this volume have examined food practices as expressions of varied forms of power relations. while examining the core issues, authors with various academic backgrounds possessing varied research experience have highlighted different dimensions of those common issues"--
Many cultures believe that plants contain magic properties, including the ability to
speak to humans, offering counsel in life's ... On the awareness side, the plant's
high medicinal value, combined with the shrinkage of its native habitat, have, ...
Reaching nearly 1 million readers monthly, Better Nutrition celebrates 70 years as a leading in-store distributed magazine for health conscious consumers. Widely distributed to thousands of health-food stores and grocery chains across the country, Better Nutrition provides authoritative, well-researched information on food nutrition, dietary concerns, supplements and other natural products.
Plants of Medicinal and Nutritional Value Shigeaki Baba, Olayiwola Akerele, Yuji
Kawaguchi. POLICY BASIS The Traditional Medicine Programme of the World
Health Organization has its policy basis in a number of resolutions adopted by
Author: Shigeaki Baba
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
Primary health care, as defined at the International Conference on Primary Health Care (Alma-Ata.1978) is the key to attaining Health for All by the Year 2000 which is a goal engaging every nation of the world to improve health. Protecting the contribution of plants for the present and future health of mankind involves action on different fronts such as economic, scientific, environmental and promotional. This book is the record of the WHO symposium highlighting the importance of plants to mankind and emphasizing the role that plants play in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem.
Front Env Sci 5(96):1–13 Jamir HK, Tsurho K, Zhimomi A (2015) Some
indigenous medicinal plants and its uses in Zunheboto District. Nagaland Int J
Dev Res 05(08):5195–5200 Joshi M, Kumar M, Bussmann RW (2010)
Ethnomedecinal uses ...
Author: Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Publisher: Springer Nature
Wild fruits play an important role in mitigating hunger in the developing world. As a sustainable and natural food source in rural areas, these fruits have a strong effect on regional food security and poverty alleviation. This makes the utilization of wild foods incredibly important for native populations both in terms of food security and economics. There are many traditional methods for wild fruit harvesting, indigenous tree and plant domestication and cultivation passed down through generations that are sustainable and economically viable, ultimately contributing to a better quality of life for large sections of the developing world. To date there has not been a reference work focusing on the full scope of wild fruits from their growth and chemical makeup to their harvest, distribution, health effects and beyond. Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products adequately fills this gap, expansively covering the utilization of multi-purpose wild fruits in regions worldwide. Effects on quality of life, food security, economics and health are extensively covered. Over 31 wild fruit species are examined, with individual chapters focusing on each species' phytochemical constituents, bioactive compounds, traditional and medicinal uses and chemical composition. Harvest, post-harvest and consumption methods are covered for each, as are their overall effect on the food security and economics of their native regions. This book is essential for researchers in search of a comprehensive singular source for the chemical makeups and cultivation of indigenous wild fruits and their many benefits to their native regions.
Author: Ira E. Harrison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
1378 references to literature dealing with native medical systems in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Mostly English-language books, journal articles, dissertations, and papers presented, but other languages are included also. Author and country or area indexes.
Common wild flowers of the Okavango Delta - medicinal uses and nutritional
value . Gaborone : Shell Oil Botswana . Roodt , V . 1998 . Trees and shrubs of the
Okavango Delta – medicinal uses and nutritional value . Gaborone : Shell Oil ...
Publisher: Briza Publications
This book covers more than 300 plants, all accompanied by colour photographs showing the whole plant as well as selected features such as flowers, fruit, leaves and bark. The text comprises a description of each plant, location maps, its usages - including medicinal uses - and advice on cultivation.