Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine

Implications for Conservation

Editors: Nóbrega Alves, Rômulo Romeu, Rosa, Ierecê Lucena (Eds.)

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  • First book of its kind adding a new dimension to the conservation and utilization of medicinal animals
  • Provides a compilation of current articles discussing key issues on the use of animal products, their trade and conservation
  • Highlights the importance of inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches to increase our comprehension of the interfaces between traditional medicines and the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem processes
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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.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Introduction: Toward a Plural Approach to the Study of Medicinal Animals

    Pages 1-9

    Alves, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega (et al.)

  • From Past to Present

    Pages 11-23

    Alves, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega (et al.)

  • Medicine from the Wild: An Overview of the Use and Trade of Animal Products in Traditional Medicines

    Pages 25-42

    Alves, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega (et al.)

  • Medicinal Animals in Ethnoveterinary Practices: A World Overview

    Pages 43-66

    Souto, Wedson Medeiros Silva (et al.)

  • Animals as a Source of Drugs: Bioprospecting and Biodiversity Conservation

    Pages 67-89

    Alves, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-29025-1
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Softcover $199.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine
Book Subtitle
Implications for Conservation
Editors
  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
  • Ierecê Lucena Rosa
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29026-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29026-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29025-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44542-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 492
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