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dc.contributor.author Collins, Sean WM en_US
dc.contributor.author Martins, Xisto en_US
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Andrew en_US
dc.contributor.author Teshome, Awegechew en_US
dc.contributor.author Arnason, John T en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T20:44:59Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T20:44:59Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Collins, Sean WM. 2007. Fataluku Medicinal Ethnobotany and the East Timorese Military Resistance. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 3(5). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1746-4269 en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID86 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1591 en_US
dc.description Refereed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: An ethnobotanical study of medicinal and poisonous plants used by the East Timor resistance was undertaken in the Lautem District of East Timor to study medicinal plant use in the region. Interviews were conducted with a single key consultant from the resistance army who belonged to the Fataluku culture. This study is of importance as a historical document and because no previous medicinal ethnobotanical studies on this region exist. Methods: A rapid ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and poisonous plants was conducted through the proposed Conis Santana National Park in the Lautem district of East Timor. Medicinal and poisonous plants were identified by a Consultant and data was collected by the authors using classical descriptive ethnobotanical techniques (i.e. no quantitative measures) through an unstructured open ended interview. Results: During the survey 40 medicinal and poisonous plants were identified by the Consultant and collected by the authors. Defining characteristics of the Consultant's knowledge include a high frequency use of trees, heavily forested habitats, leaves, decoctions and drinks for a range of conditions relevant to a resistance army. Conclusion: Despite limitations of the study, important contributions of this study include preservation of a part of the cultural history of the resistance movement and traditional botanical knowledge of the Fataluku. Furthermore, initial findings may indicate that traditional botanical knowledge is unique amongst different East Timorese cultures in terms of plant selection. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship USC Canada en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/3/1/5 en_US
dc.relation 10.1186/1746-4269-3-5 en_US
dc.subject Lautem District en_US
dc.subject East Timor en_US
dc.subject Fataluku en_US
dc.subject medicinal ethnobotany en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Timor en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.title Fataluku medicinal ethnobotany and the East Timorese military resistance en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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