Medical Ethnobotany
General Catalog Course Title:
Medical Ethnobotany
Terms Offered:
Fall 2015
Fall 2014

Biological diversity and ethnolinguistic diversity sustain traditional botanical medicine systems of the world. Major topics covered in this course include: ethnolinguistic origins of medicinal plant knowledge on plant-derived pharmaceuticals and phytomedicines; field research methods in ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology; examples of how traditional botanical medicines provide safe, effective, affordable, and sustainable primary health care to tropical countries; human physiology, human diseases, and mechanisms of action of plant-derived drugs. 

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