Search for dissertations about: "ethnobotany"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word ethnobotany.

  1. 1. The Genus Amomum (Zingiberaceae) in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Taxonomy and Ethnobotany, with Special Emphasis on Women's Health

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Vichith Lamxay; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Amomum; Zingiberaceae; Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Vietnam; Taxonomy; Ethnobotany; Postpartum; Mother roasting; Hotbed; Brou; Saek; Kry; Lao PDR; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Systematics and phylogenetics; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Systematik och fylogeni; Biologi med inriktning mot systematik; Biology with specialization in Systematics;

    Abstract : The species of Amomum Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are revised. Thirty-five species and two varieties are recognised, all names are typified, and detailed descriptions and a key are provided. Nine new species are described and one species is validated. READ MORE

  2. 2. Desert Plants and Deserted Islands Systematics and Ethnobotany in Caryophyllaceae

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anneleen Kool; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; BEAST; Corrigiola; DNA barcoding; Morocco; Pollichia; Polycarpon; Polycarpaea; RAxML; Sanctambrosia; Spergula; Spergularia; Sphaerocoma;

    Abstract : Background. Caryophyllaceae is a large and cosmopolitic flowering plant family, however the systematics of many of its basal groups has been unclear, due to a lack of unambiguous morphology. Some members of Caryophyllaceae are used medicinally, e.g. READ MORE

  3. 3. Snake Gourds, Parasites and Mother Roasting Medicinal plants, plant repellents, and Trichosanthes (Cucurbitaceae) in Lao PDR

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Hugo J. de Boer; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Trichosanthes; Ethnobotany; Similarity of Knowledge; Biogeography; Molecular Dating; Brou; Saek; Kry; Mother roasting; Postpartum healthcare; Parturition; Childbirth; Traditional Medicine; Plant repellents; Fermented fish; Biology with specialization in Systematics; Biologi med inriktning mot systematik;

    Abstract : Background. Traditional plant use was studied in Lao PDR. Research focused on medicinal plant use by the Brou, Saek and Kry ethnic groups, traditional plant repellents against parasitic arthropods and leeches, and the phylogeny and biogeography of the medicinally-important snake gourd genus (Trichosanthes, Cucurbitaceae).  Methods. READ MORE

  4. 4. Hierarchy, utility and metaphor in Mapuche botany

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Juan Carlos Gumucio; Uppsala universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ethnology; anthropology; Mapuche; ethnobotany; Etnologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This book is about the knowledge and management of plants among the Mapuche of southern Chile. Field studies of this extensive cultural patrimony have been carried out over a period of two years, with participation in various activities and rituals in which plants play an important role. READ MORE

  5. 5. Botanical Repellents and Pesticides Traditionally Used Against Haematophagous Invertebrates in Lao PDR

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Chanda Vongsombath; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ethnobotany; fly larvae; Lao PDR; medical entomology; mosquito repellents; myiasis; plant-based insecticides; terrestrial leeches; Haemadipsidae; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Systematics and phylogenetics; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Systematik och fylogeni; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi; Biology with specialization in Systematics; Biologi med inriktning mot systematik;

    Abstract : Haematophagous parasites and disease vectors such as leeches, ticks, mites, lice, bed bugs, mosquitoes, and myiasis-causing fly larvae are common health problems in Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). A main aim of my field work in Lao PDR in 2006-2010 was to document traditional knowledge among different ethnic groups about plants that people use to repel or to kill blood-feeding invertebrates. READ MORE