Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine: Implications for by Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa

By Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa

People have trusted medicinal items derived from average assets for millennia, and animals have lengthy been a massive a part of that repertoire; approximately all cultures, from precedent days to the current, have used animals as a resource of medication. parts derived from wild animals will not be purely customary in conventional treatments, yet also are more and more valued as uncooked fabrics within the guidance of recent medications. unfortunately, the unsustainable use of vegetation and animals in conventional drugs is famous as a danger to flora and fauna conservation, due to which discussions in regards to the hyperlinks among conventional medication and biodiversity have gotten more and more significant, rather in view of the truth that folks drugs is the first resource of well-being take care of eighty% of the world’s inhabitants. This booklet discusses the position of animals in conventional people medication and its which means for flora and fauna conservation. we are hoping to extra stimulate extra discussions concerning the use of biodiversity and its implications for flora and fauna conservation strategies.

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Tigers, bears, rhinos, turtles, snakes, tokay geckos, pangolins, monkeys and swiftlets tigers, rhinoceros, bears) threatened by trade for traditional medicine, especially traditional Chinese medicine, is well known. Nevertheless, the list of wild animals believed to have medicinal and curative properties and commercialized is long and the actual number of animal species commercialized in traditional medicine remains unknown (Alves and Alves 2011). There is a growing need for baseline data, for proper quantification of the trade in animal parts for traditional medicine, and for further assessments to evaluate whether this trade makes significant use of species of conservation concern (Whiting et al.

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