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Comparison of plants used for skin and stomach problems in Trinidad and Tobago with Asian ethnomedicine

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, January 2007
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Title
Comparison of plants used for skin and stomach problems in Trinidad and Tobago with Asian ethnomedicine
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Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-3-3
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Cheryl Lans

Abstract

This paper provides a preliminary evaluation of fifty-eight ethnomedicinal plants used in Trinidad and Tobago for skin problems, stomach problems, pain and internal parasites for safety and possible efficacy. Thirty respondents, ten of whom were male were interviewed from September 1996 to September 2000 on medicinal plant use for health problems. The respondents were obtained by snowball sampling, and were found in thirteen different sites, 12 in Trinidad and one in Tobago. The uses are compared to those current in Asia. Bambusa vulgaris, Bidens alba, Jatropha curcas, Neurolaena lobata, Peperomia rotundifolia and Phyllanthus urinaria are possibly efficacious for stomach problems, pain and internal parasites. Further scientific study of these plants is warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Iraq 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 124 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 28 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 18%
Student > Master 20 15%
Researcher 16 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 31 23%
Unknown 4 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 38%
Chemistry 29 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 5%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 8 6%

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