×
Home Current Archive Editorial board
News Contact
Kategorija rada – Stručni rad

ETHNOBOTANY IN SEE-WB COUNTRIES; TRADITIONAL USES OF INDIGENOUS PLANTS

By
Slavoljub Tasić
Slavoljub Tasić

Institute for Medicinal Plant Research “Dr Josif Pančić“, Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract

This paper presents the basic concepts encountered in ethnobotany. First of all, an attempt has been made to define the field of ethnobotany research, to explain the definitions, objectives, methods, and procedures of research, to answer some questions, to resolve a dilemma faced by researchers in this field. It was a challenge to present a special view of the traditional use of plants in SE Europe and Western Balkans which are rooted in cultural patterns, and phenomena characteristic of the entire Eurasian cultural space. Finally, some interesting examples should allow reader to contemplate ethnobotany in space and time tending; through mythology, tradition, legend; to understand religious character, or form; interpret the scientific merits or validity; understand cultural pattern; to note social, biological and linguistic phenomena that deals with this discipline.

References

[{"id":444,"citationNumber":"1.","type":"article-journal","title":"In: The plants cultivated by aboriginal people and used in primitive commerce, The Evening Telegraph, (daily","DOI":null,"author":[{"given":"Harshberger","family":"John"}],"issued":{"date-parts":["1895"]},"container-title":"Philadelphia","volume":"64","issue":"134","page":"2"}]

[{"id":445,"citationNumber":"2.","type":"book","title":"Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians","DOI":null,"author":[{"given":"Robbins","family":"W.W."},[]],"issued":{"date-parts":["1916"]},"container-title":null,"volume":null,"issue":null,"page":null}]

[{"id":446,"citationNumber":"3.","type":"article-journal","title":"","DOI":null,"author":[],"issued":{"date-parts":[null]},"container-title":null,"volume":null,"issue":null,"page":null}]

[{"id":447,"citationNumber":"4.","type":"article-journal","title":"In: Botanika","DOI":null,"author":[{"given":"Pan\u010di\u0107","family":"Josif"}],"issued":{"date-parts":["1868"]},"container-title":null,"volume":null,"issue":null,"page":null}]

[{"id":448,"citationNumber":"5.","type":"chapter","title":"","DOI":null,"author":[{"given":"Dioscorides Pedanius ","family":""}],"issued":{"date-parts":["2000"]},"container-title":"In: De Materia Medica - New Modern English Translation, Ibidis press, Parkhurst","volume":null,"issue":null,"page":null}]

[{"id":449,"citationNumber":"6.","type":"chapter","title":"","DOI":null,"author":[{"given":"\u010cajkanovi\u0107","family":"Veselin"}],"issued":{"date-parts":["1994"]},"container-title":"Re\u010dnik srpskih narodnih verovanja o biljkama, Prosveta","volume":null,"issue":null,"page":null}]

[{"id":450,"citationNumber":"7.","type":"book","title":"Applied Ethnobotany: People Wild Plant Use and Conservation","DOI":null,"author":[{"given":"A.B.","family":"Cunningham"}],"issued":{"date-parts":["2001"]},"container-title":null,"volume":null,"issue":null,"page":null}]

[{"id":451,"citationNumber":"8.","type":"book","title":"In: Glavnije bilje u narodnom verovanju i pevanju kod nas Srba","DOI":null,"author":[{"given":"Sofri\u0107 Ni\u0161evljanin","family":"Pavle"}],"issued":{"date-parts":["1912"]},"container-title":null,"volume":null,"issue":null,"page":null}]

[{"id":452,"citationNumber":"9.","type":"article-journal","title":"Ethnobotanical study on traditional uses of wild medicinal plants in Prokletije Mountains (Montenegro","DOI":null,"author":[{"given":"Menkovi\u0107","family":"N."},{"given":"\u0160avikin","family":"K."},{"given":"Tasi\u0107","family":"S."},{"given":"Zduni\u0107","family":"G."},{"given":"Ste\u0161evi\u0107","family":"D."},{"given":"Milosavljevi\u0107","family":"S."},{"given":"Vincek","family":"D"}],"issued":{"date-parts":["2011"]},"container-title":"Journal of Ethnopharmacology","volume":"133","issue":"1","page":"97\u2013107"}]

Citation

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Article metrics

Google scholar: See link

The statements, opinions and data contained in the journal are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s). We stay neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.