Welcome to Ethnobotany and Traditional medicine
Ethnobotany is the local traditional knowledge of utilizing indigenous plants, such as for food, medicine and tools, that local people have been practicing for a long time. The utilization of plant species found in nature varies in each region. Local folk wisdom on botanical uses has been applied in nature to the advantage of ethnic groups for a long time.
Traditional medicine has a long history. It is the sum total of the knowledge, skill, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.
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