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Analyzing factors that influence the folk use and phytonomy of 18 medicinal plants in Navarra.

Authors
  • Akerreta, Silvia
  • Cavero, Rita Yolanda
  • López, Víctor
  • Calvo, María Isabel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
3
Pages
16–16
Identifiers
PMID: 17433105
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The study of edaphological and climatological factors, on the one hand, and culture, on the other, can help us to understand why a plant is replaced by another one for the same purposes, either in the same or in a different area. In many cases, the cultural factor means that the use of a species is more widespread than its ecological distribution. This may also explain the presence of synonyms and polysemies which are useful for discussing ethnopharmacological data.

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