Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine

Implications for Conservation

  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
  • Ierecê Lucena Rosa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa
    Pages 1-9
  3. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Ierecê Lucena Rosa
    Pages 11-23
  4. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Anthony B. Cunningham
    Pages 25-42
  5. Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Lorena Cristina Pinto, Lívia Emanuelle Tavares Mendonça, José Silva Mourão, Washington Luiz Silva Vieira, Paulo Fernando Guedes Pereira Montenegro et al.
    Pages 43-66
  6. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 67-89
  7. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Washington Luiz Silva Vieira, Gindomar Gomes Santana, Kleber Silva Vieira, Paulo Fernando Guedes Pereira Montenegro
    Pages 109-133
  8. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Dandara Monalisa Mariz Bezerra
    Pages 135-170
  9. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Lorena Cristina Lana Pinto, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Ronnie Enderson Mariano Carvalho Cunha Oliveira, Washington Luiz Silva Vieira
    Pages 171-206
  10. Ierecê Lucena Rosa, Gabriela Rocha Defavari, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Tacyana Pereira Ribeiro Oliveira
    Pages 207-240
  11. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Ronnie Enderson Mariano Carvalho Cunha Oliveira, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Ierecê Lucena Rosa
    Pages 241-261
  12. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Tacyana Pereira Ribeiro Oliveira, Ierecê Lucena Rosa, Anthony B. Cunningham
    Pages 263-287
  13. Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Gindomar Gomes Santana, Ierecê Lucena Rosa
    Pages 289-301
  14. Cassandra L. Quave, Andrea Pieroni
    Pages 303-316
  15. Durojaye A. Soewu
    Pages 347-365
  16. Vivienne L. Williams, Anthony B. Cunningham, Robin K. Bruyns, Alan C. Kemp
    Pages 383-420

About this book

Introduction

People have relied on medicinal products derived from natural sources for millennia, and animals have long been an important part of that repertoire; nearly all cultures, from ancient times to the present, have used animals as a source of medicine. Ingredients derived from wild animals are not only widely used in traditional remedies, but are also increasingly valued as raw materials in the preparation of modern medicines. Regrettably, the unsustainable use of plants and animals in traditional medicine is recognized as a threat to wildlife conservation, as a result of which discussions concerning the links between traditional medicine and biodiversity are becoming increasingly imperative, particularly in view of the fact that folk medicine is the primary source of health care for 80% of the world’s population. This book discusses the role of animals in traditional folk medicine and its meaning for wildlife conservation. We hope to further stimulate further discussions about the use of biodiversity and its implications for wildlife conservation strategies.

Keywords

Ethnozoology Traditional Medicine Wildlife Conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    • 1
  • Ierecê Lucena Rosa
    • 2
  1. 1., CCBS - Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade Estadual da ParaibaCampina GrandeBrazil
  2. 2., CCEN / Depto. de SistemáticoUniversidade Federal da ParaíbaJoão Pessoa, PBBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29026-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29025-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29026-8
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