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Item Description Lans, Cheryl en_US 2010-06-17T20:44:55Z 2010-06-17T20:44:55Z 2007-01 en_US
dc.identifier.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). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1746-4269 en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID84 en_US
dc.description Refereed en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
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dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.subject medicinal plants en_US
dc.subject Chinese folk medicine en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Trinidad en_US
dc.title Comparison of plants used for skin and stomach problems in Trinidad and Tobago with Asian ethnomedicine en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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