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Traditional use of medicinal plants in the boreal forest of Canada: review and perspectives

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, January 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 608)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
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1 policy source
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32 tweeters
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1 Google+ user

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Title
Traditional use of medicinal plants in the boreal forest of Canada: review and perspectives
Published in
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-8-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Yadav Uprety, Hugo Asselin, Archana Dhakal, Nancy Julien

Abstract

The boreal forest of Canada is home to several hundred thousands Aboriginal people who have been using medicinal plants in traditional health care systems for thousands of years. This knowledge, transmitted by oral tradition from generation to generation, has been eroding in recent decades due to rapid cultural change. Until now, published reviews about traditional uses of medicinal plants in boreal Canada have focused either on particular Aboriginal groups or on restricted regions. Here, we present a review of traditional uses of medicinal plants by the Aboriginal people of the entire Canadian boreal forest in order to provide comprehensive documentation, identify research gaps, and suggest perspectives for future research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 1%
Zimbabwe 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 227 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 52 22%
Student > Master 43 18%
Student > Bachelor 41 17%
Researcher 30 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 8%
Other 35 15%
Unknown 19 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 78 33%
Environmental Science 33 14%
Social Sciences 17 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 7%
Chemistry 15 6%
Other 49 21%
Unknown 29 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 44. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 November 2019.
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#430,121
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Outputs from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#6
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#4,126
of 211,650 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#1
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