Impact Factor: 0.94*
American Journal of Ethnomedicine is an open access, peer-reviewed, bi-annual, online journal that aims to promote the exchange of original knowledge and research in any area of ethnomedicine.
American Journal of Ethnomedicine invites research articles and reviews based on original interdisciplinary studies on the inextricable relationships between human cultures and nature/universe, Traditional Environmental/Ecological Knowledge (TEK), folk and traditional medical knowledge, as well as the relevance of these for environmental and public health policies.
Ethnomedicine is a study or comparison of the traditional medicine practiced by various ethnic groups, and especially by indigenous peoples. The word ethnomedicine is sometimes used as a synonym for traditional medicine. Ethnomedical research is interdisciplinary; in its study of traditional medicines, it applies the methods of ethnobotany and medical anthropology. Often, the medicine traditions it studies are preserved only by oral tradition. Scientific ethnomedical studies constitute either anthropological research or drug discovery research. Anthropological studies examine the cultural perception and context of a traditional medicine. The purpose of drug discovery research is to identify and develop a marketable pharmaceutical product.
Ethnobotany is the experimental investigation of the connections that exist amongst individuals and plants. Ethnobotanists expect to report, depict and clarify complex connections amongst societies and plants, concentrating fundamentally on how plants are utilized, overseen and saw crosswise over human social orders. This incorporates use for sustenance, dress, cash, custom, pharmaceutical, color, development, makeup and significantly more.
Restorative plants have been distinguished and utilized all through mankind's history. Plants make numerous concoction intensifies that are for organic capacities, including barrier against creepy crawlies, parasites and herbivorous warm blooded creatures. No less than 12,000 such mixes have been separated in this way; a number assessed to be under 10% of the total. Chemical mixes in plants intercede their impact on the human body through procedures indistinguishable to those officially surely knew for the synthetic mixes in customary medications; along these lines home grown prescriptions don't vary significantly from traditional medications regarding how they function.
An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are one type of dietary supplement. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh or dried plants. People use herbal medicines to try to maintain or improve their health. Many people believe that products labeled "natural" are always safe and good for them. This is not necessarily true. Herbal medicines do not have to go through the testing that drugs do. Some herbs, such as comfrey and ephedra, can cause serious harm. Some herbs can interact with prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Traditional medicine also called as indigenous medicine or folk medicine and it comprises medical aspects of traditional knowledge that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines traditional medicine as "the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.
Ethnopharmacy is the study which describes that how different medicines are viewed and put to use in a society. Although ethnopharmacy concentrates on traditional or folk medicines used in the society, it also looks at more modern pharmaceutical uses. Ethnopharmacists consider the beginning of pharmaceuticals, whether they are from actually happening or man-made components, to decide how they have come to be acknowledged by a gathering as medicinally valuable. They likewise concentrate how pharmaceuticals are controlled to individuals in the general public and how powerful the pharmaceuticals are at fighting different restorative conditions.
Ethnobiology is the scientific study of the way living things are treated or used by different human cultures, and It examines the dynamic connections between individuals, biota, and situations, from the inaccessible past to the quick present. Human biota-environment collaborations around the globe are archived and concentrated on through time, crosswise over societies, and crosswise over controls in a quest for substantial, dependable responses to two "characterizing" questions: How and in what ways do human social orders use nature, and how and in what ways do human social orders view nature.
Herbalism (likewise herbology or natural medication) is the utilization of plants for therapeutic purposes, and the investigation of plant science for such utilize. Plants have been the premise for restorative medications through quite a bit of mankind's history, and such customary prescription is still broadly polished today. Advanced drug perceives herbalism as a type of option prescription, as the act of herbalism is not entirely in light of proof assembled utilizing the investigative technique. Cutting edge solution, does, nonetheless, make utilization of numerous plant-determined mixes as the premise for proof tried pharmaceutical medications, phytotherapy, and phytochemistry attempts to apply present day benchmarks of adequacy testing to herbs and prescriptions that are gotten from regular sources. The extent of home grown pharmaceutical is here and there reached out to incorporate parasitic and honey bee items, and additionally minerals, shells and certain creature parts.
Ethnoecology is the investigative investigation of how diverse gatherings of individuals living in various areas comprehend the biological communities around them, and their associations with encompassing situations. It looks for substantial, solid comprehension of how we as people have interfaced with the earth and how these complex connections have been managed after some time. The word ethno prefix in ethnoecology demonstrates a confined investigation of a people, and in conjunction with biology, connotes individuals' understanding and experience of situations around them. Biology is the investigation of the collaborations between living life forms and their surroundings; enthnoecology applies a human centered way to deal with this subject. The advancement of the field of lies in applying indigenous learning of herbal science and putting it in a worldwide setting.
*2021 Journal Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2019 and 2020 with the number of times they are cited in 2021 based on Google Scholar Citation Index database. If 'X' is the total number of articles published in 2019 and 2020, and 'Y' is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2021 then, impact factor = Y/X
Author(s): Francisca Ferreira
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