Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa's Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine: Implications for PDF

By Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa

ISBN-10: 3642290256

ISBN-13: 9783642290251

ISBN-10: 3642290264

ISBN-13: 9783642290268

People have depended on medicinal items derived from typical resources for millennia, and animals have lengthy been a massive a part of that repertoire; approximately all cultures, from precedent days to the current, have used animals as a resource of medication. elements derived from wild animals should not purely widespread in conventional treatments, yet also are more and more valued as uncooked fabrics within the training of recent drugs. unfortunately, the unsustainable use of vegetation and animals in conventional drugs is famous as a hazard to natural world conservation, because of which discussions about the hyperlinks among conventional medication and biodiversity have gotten more and more vital, really in view of the truth that folks drugs is the first resource of future health deal with eighty% of the world’s inhabitants. This ebook discusses the function of animals in conventional folks medication and its that means for natural world conservation. we are hoping to additional stimulate additional discussions concerning the use of biodiversity and its implications for natural world conservation strategies.

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Alves et al. system of use and trade of wildlife for medicinal products will certainly increase our understanding of such practices. Wild populations are the principal sources of raw materials for the medicinal animals commercialized in local markets. In addition, many medicinal species are protected by law and/or figure in official lists of threatened species. g. tigers, bears, rhinos, turtles, snakes, tokay geckos, pangolins, monkeys and swiftlets tigers, rhinoceros, bears) threatened by trade for traditional medicine, especially traditional Chinese medicine, is well known.

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