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Title: Comparison of plants used for skin and stomach problems in Trinidad and Tobago with Asian ethnomedicine
Authors: Lans, Cheryl
Keywords: Trinidad and Tobago
medicinal plants
Chinese folk medicine
LC Subject Headings: Ethnology
Trinidad
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Lans, Cheryl. 2007. Comparison of Plants Used for Skin and Stomach Problems in Trinidad and Tobago with Asian Ethnomedicine. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 3(3).
Abstract: This paper provides a preliminary evaluation of fifty-eight ethnomedicinal plants used in Trinidad and Tobago for skin problems, stomach problems, pain and internal parasites for safety and possible efficacy. Thirty respondents, ten of whom were male were interviewed from September 1996 to September 2000 on medicinal plant use for health problems. The respondents were obtained by snowball sampling, and were found in thirteen different sites, 12 in Trinidad and one in Tobago. The uses are compared to those current in Asia. Bambusa vulgaris, Bidens alba, Jatropha curcas, Neurolaena lobata, Peperomia rotundifolia and Phyllanthus urinaria are possibly efficacous for stomach problems, pain and internal parasites. Further scientific study of these plants is warranted.
Description: Refereed
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1589
ISSN: 1746-4269
Appears in Collections:Mana'o - Asia-Pacific Region Collection



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