ethnopharmacology

Summary

Summary: The study of the actions and properties of medicinal agents, often derived from PLANTS, indigenous to populations or ETHNIC GROUPS.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Woodfordia fruticosa: traditional uses and recent findings
    Pratap K Das
    Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, 4 Raja S C Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 110:189-99. 2007
  2. ncbi Is the use-impact on native caatinga species in Brazil reduced by the high species richness of medicinal plants?
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:156-70. 2007
  3. ncbi How scientific is the science in ethnopharmacology? Historical perspectives and epistemological problems
    Jürg Gertsch
    Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Str 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Ethnopharmacol 122:177-83. 2009
  4. ncbi Lonicera japonica Thunb.: ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology of an important traditional Chinese medicine
    Xiaofei Shang
    Engineering and Technology Center of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine of Gansu, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Pharmaceutics Discovery, Ministry of Agriculture, Lanzhou Institute of Husbandry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730050, PR China
    J Ethnopharmacol 138:1-21. 2011
  5. ncbi The importance of weeds in ethnopharmacology
    J R Stepp
    Laboratories of Ethnobiology, Department of Anthropology, Baldwin Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 1619, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 75:19-23. 2001
  6. ncbi Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy)
    Paolo Maria Guarrera
    Museo Nazionale Arti e Tradizioni Popolari, Piazza Marconi 8 10, 00144 Rome, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:367-78. 2005
  7. ncbi Medicinal plants of the Shinasha, Agew-awi and Amhara peoples in northwest Ethiopia
    Mirutse Giday
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 110:516-25. 2007
  8. ncbi Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants around Mt.Yinggeling, Hainan Island, China
    Xi Long Zheng
    South China Botanical Garden, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:197-210. 2009
  9. ncbi Antiprotozoal activities of Colombian plants
    B Weniger
    Unité de Pharmacognosie, UMR ULP CNRS 7081, Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, B P 24, F 67401, Cedex, Illkirch, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 78:193-200. 2001
  10. ncbi Ethnopharmacology of liakra: traditional weedy vegetables of the Arbëreshë of the Vulture area in southern Italy
    Andrea Pieroni
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX, London, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 81:165-85. 2002

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Publications191 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Woodfordia fruticosa: traditional uses and recent findings
    Pratap K Das
    Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, 4 Raja S C Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 110:189-99. 2007
    ..A comprehensive account of the chemical constituents and the biological activities is presented and a critical appraisal of the ethnopharmacological issues is included in view of the many recent findings of importance on this plant...
  2. ncbi Is the use-impact on native caatinga species in Brazil reduced by the high species richness of medicinal plants?
    Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
    Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:156-70. 2007
    ..Our model of utilitarian redundancy has important consequences for testing ethnobotanical hypotheses, as well as for indicating strategies for biodiversity conservation...
  3. ncbi How scientific is the science in ethnopharmacology? Historical perspectives and epistemological problems
    Jürg Gertsch
    Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Str 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Ethnopharmacol 122:177-83. 2009
    ..level of self-criticism (-evaluation) in the interpretation of molecular pharmacological data published in ethnopharmacology-related journals...
  4. ncbi Lonicera japonica Thunb.: ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology of an important traditional Chinese medicine
    Xiaofei Shang
    Engineering and Technology Center of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine of Gansu, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Pharmaceutics Discovery, Ministry of Agriculture, Lanzhou Institute of Husbandry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730050, PR China
    J Ethnopharmacol 138:1-21. 2011
    ..At the same time, Lonicera japonica could be used as healthy food, cosmetics, ornamental groundcover, and so on...
  5. ncbi The importance of weeds in ethnopharmacology
    J R Stepp
    Laboratories of Ethnobiology, Department of Anthropology, Baldwin Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 1619, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 75:19-23. 2001
    ..0001) than what would be predicted by the frequency of weed species in general. Explanations based on human ecology and biochemical ecology are presented...
  6. ncbi Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy)
    Paolo Maria Guarrera
    Museo Nazionale Arti e Tradizioni Popolari, Piazza Marconi 8 10, 00144 Rome, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:367-78. 2005
    ..graeca (coughs) and Ceterach officinarum (malaria), while in the ethnoveterinary field, we have Pteridium aquilinum (wolf bites) and Spartium junceum (fractures of animal limbs)...
  7. ncbi Medicinal plants of the Shinasha, Agew-awi and Amhara peoples in northwest Ethiopia
    Mirutse Giday
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 110:516-25. 2007
    ..Measures are needed to conserve plants that are reported as scarce in the study area but still are only harvested from the wild...
  8. ncbi Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants around Mt.Yinggeling, Hainan Island, China
    Xi Long Zheng
    South China Botanical Garden, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:197-210. 2009
    ..The main objectives were to collect information on the use of medicinal plants and compare medicinal plant traditions between Run and Qi...
  9. ncbi Antiprotozoal activities of Colombian plants
    B Weniger
    Unité de Pharmacognosie, UMR ULP CNRS 7081, Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, B P 24, F 67401, Cedex, Illkirch, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 78:193-200. 2001
    ..scoparioides showed a selectivity index in the same range that the one of the Glucantime control. Several of the active leishmanicidal plants are traditionally used against leishmaniasis by the population of the concerned area...
  10. ncbi Ethnopharmacology of liakra: traditional weedy vegetables of the Arbëreshë of the Vulture area in southern Italy
    Andrea Pieroni
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX, London, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 81:165-85. 2002
    ..Arbëresh taste classification and indigenous criteria related to the perception of bitter taste in considering non-cultivated plants as food or medicine are discussed as well...
  11. ncbi Ethnobotany & ethnopharmacology of Tabernaemontana divaricata
    Wasana Pratchayasakul
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Research and Training Center, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Indian J Med Res 127:317-35. 2008
    ..This review presents the ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology of T...
  12. ncbi Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum): a review of its botany, ethnopharmacology and phytochemistry
    Zakia Khanam
    Faculty of Agro Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Campus Jeli, 17600 Kelantan, Malaysia Electronic address
    J Ethnopharmacol 150:421-41. 2013
    ..It is largely used as ethnic medicine by local healers of indigenous communities of India...
  13. ncbi Ethnopharmacology of the plants of genus Ajuga
    Zafar H Israili
    Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pak J Pharm Sci 22:425-62. 2009
    ..Thus, genus Ajuga has significant medicinal and economic importance...
  14. ncbi Are West African plants a source of future antimalarial drugs?
    Patrice Njomnang Soh
    Service de Parasitologie Mycologie du CHU de Toulouse, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 114:130-40. 2007
    b>Ethnopharmacology is a very interesting resource in which new therapies may be discovered...
  15. pmc Knowledge and use of medicinal plants by local specialists in an region of Atlantic Forest in the state of Pernambuco (Northeastern Brazil)
    Luiz Rodrigo Saldanha Gazzaneo
    Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 1:9. 2005
    ..Despite these restrictions, the species with the highest use-value by this community was Pithecellobium cochliocarpum (Gomez) Macb., a native plant of the Atlantic Forest...
  16. ncbi Ethnopharmacological survey of the Bunda district, Tanzania: plants used to treat infectious diseases
    Sheila Mgole Maregesi
    Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, P O Box 65013, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:457-70. 2007
    ..As the first ethnobotanical study in Bunda district recording 52 plants in a small area covered, publication of this work is expected to open up more studies to record many useful medicinal plants unfolded...
  17. ncbi Ethnopharmacology, food production, nutrition and biodiversity conservation: towards a sustainable future for indigenous peoples
    Vernon H Heywood
    Centre for Plant Diversity and Systematics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AS, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 137:1-15. 2011
    It is becoming increasingly clear that ethnopharmacology cannot be disassociated from food production, human nutrition and the conservation of the biodiversity that constitutes its resource base.
  18. ncbi Is traditional medicine better off 25 years later?
    Anna K Jäger
    Department of Medicinal Chemistry, The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 Universitetsparken, 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:3-4. 2005
  19. pmc Identification and pharmacological characterization of the anti-inflammatory principal of the leaves of dwarf elder (Sambucus ebulus L.)
    Stefan Schwaiger
    Institute of Pharmacy Pharmacognosy, University of Innsbruck, Josef Moeller Haus, Innrain 52c, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:704-9. 2011
    ..dwarf elder) in order to rationalize the traditional use of this plant for the treatment of chronically inflammatory diseases...
  20. ncbi Agreement and meaning: rethinking consensus analysis
    Daniel E Moerman
    University of Michigan Dearborn, 6515 Cherry Hill Road Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 112:451-60. 2007
    ..a critical perspective on "informant agreement (consensus) analysis" as it is used in ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology. It recasts the concept at a higher cultural level, and it describes the cultural agreement about reported ..
  21. ncbi The ecological aspect of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology of population in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sulejman S Redzić
    Center of Ecology and Natural Resources, Faculty of Science University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Coll Antropol 31:869-90. 2007
    ..But, it has been perceived that longer ethno therapeutic tradition possess inhabitants of sub- and Mediterranean areas, as well as inhabitants of the mountain areas of B&H, regardless their ethnicity...
  22. ncbi Value chains of herbal medicines--research needs and key challenges in the context of ethnopharmacology
    Anthony Booker
    Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health LCIRAH, London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 140:624-33. 2012
    ..These analyses help in terms of understanding economic processes but also have been used in the context of socioeconomic and socioecological research...
  23. pmc Focusing on the ethnobotanical uses of plants in Mersin and Adana provinces (Turkey)
    Ayse Everest
    Biology Department, Mersin University, Science and Art Faculty, Ciftlikkoy Mersin, Turkey
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 1:6. 2005
    ..68%), respiratory tract system disorders (10.43%), heart-blood circulatory system disorders (8.48%), urinary tract system disorders (7.70%), skin disorders (6.48%) and others...
  24. ncbi Ethnopharmacology of Q'eqchi' Maya antiepileptic and anxiolytic plants: effects on the GABAergic system
    Rosalie Awad
    Biology Department, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Ethnopharmacol 125:257-64. 2009
    ..The Q'eqchi' Maya possess a large selection of plants to treat neurological disorders, including epilepsy and susto (fright), a culture-bound illness related to anxiety disorders...
  25. pmc Consensus of the 'Malasars' traditional aboriginal knowledge of medicinal plants in the Velliangiri holy hills, India
    Subramanyam Ragupathy
    Floristic Diversity Research Group, OAC Herbarium, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:8. 2008
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  26. ncbi Uses and abuses of in vitro tests in ethnopharmacology: visualizing an elephant
    P J Houghton
    Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Division, King s College London, Franklin Wilkins Building, 150, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 110:391-400. 2007
    ..In addition, consideration must be given to factors such as absorption into the body and metabolism of any substances present, either to decrease or increase the effect of the 'actives'...
  27. ncbi Mexican migrant ethnopharmacology: pharmacopoeia, classification of medicines and explanations of efficacy
    Anna Waldstein
    Department of Anthropology, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NR, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:299-310. 2006
    ..Some of their descriptions of the actions of medicines are supported by the pharmacological literature, but ethnopharmacologists have not fully investigated all of the attributes that migrant women ascribe to them...
  28. pmc Use of traditional medicines in the management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Tanzania: a case in the Bukoba rural district
    Daniel P Kisangau
    Department of Botany, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:29. 2007
    ..Other symptomatic but undefined conditions considered were skin rashes and chronic diarrhea...
  29. ncbi Medicinal plants and food medicines in the folk traditions of the upper Lucca Province, Italy
    A Pieroni
    Dipartimento di Scienza del Suolo e Nutrizione della Pianta, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Piazzale delle Cascine, 28, I 50144, Florence, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 70:235-73. 2000
    ..Over 120 species represent the heritage of the local folk pharmacopoeia in upper Garfagnana. Anthropological and ethnopharmacological considerations of the collected data are also discussed...
  30. ncbi Ethnopharmacology and systems biology: a perfect holistic match
    R Verpoorte
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Section Metabolomics, Institute of Biology Leiden, 2300RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:53-6. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi Some thoughts on the future of ethnopharmacology
    Geoffrey A Cordell
    Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL 60612 7231, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:5-14. 2005
    A discussion is offered of the future potential role of ethnopharmacology in global health care.
  32. ncbi Do not put too much value on conventional medicines
    Hack Seang Kim
    College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361 763, Republic of Korea
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:37-9. 2005
    ..As a new emerging field in ethnopharmacology, treatment guidelines and evidence-based evaluation guidelines for ethnoergogenics, and protection ..
  33. ncbi Value of the ethnomedical information for the discovery of plants with antifungal properties. A survey among seven Latin American countries
    Laura Svetaz
    Farmacognosia, Facultad de Ciencias Bioquimicas y Farmaceuticas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
    J Ethnopharmacol 127:137-58. 2010
    ....
  34. ncbi The caper (Capparis L.): ethnopharmacology, phytochemical and pharmacological properties
    Nizar Tlili
    Laboratoire de Biochimie, Departement de Biologie, Faculte des Sciences de Tunis, Universite Tunis El Manar, Tunis 2092, Tunisia
    Fitoterapia 82:93-101. 2011
    ..The presented review summarizes information concerning the morphology, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, and biological activities of caper plants.
  35. pmc Ethnopharmacological survey of different uses of seven medicinal plants from Mali, (West Africa) in the regions Doila, Kolokani and Siby
    Adiaratou Togola
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Oslo, PO Box 1068, Blindern, 0316, Norway
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 1:7. 2005
    ..The results of this study showed that people are still dependent on medicinal plants in these rural areas of Mali...
  36. ncbi Traditional phytotherapy and trans-cultural pharmacy among Turkish migrants living in Cologne, Germany
    Andrea Pieroni
    SCH Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Postbus 8060, NL 6700 DA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Ethnopharmacol 102:69-88. 2005
    ..This article concludes by suggesting hypotheses on future changes affecting the knowledge and use of medicinal plants within the Turkish community of Cologne...
  37. ncbi Questionnaire surveys: methodological and epistemological problems for field-based ethnopharmacologists
    Sarah Edwards
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Sq, London WC1N 1AX, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:30-6. 2005
    ..One of the favoured means of gathering quantitative data in the health and social sciences, including ethnopharmacology and medical ethnobotany, is by use of questionnaires...
  38. ncbi Ethnopharmacology and drug discovery
    Bhushan Patwardhan
    Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune, Pune 411007, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:50-2. 2005
    b>Ethnopharmacology and natural product drug discovery remains a significant hope in the current target-rich, lead-poor scenario. Many modern drugs have origin in traditional medicine and ethnopharmacology...
  39. ncbi Ethnopharmacological survey of traditional drugs sold in Israel at the end of the 20th century
    E Lev
    Department of Land of Israel Studies, Bar Ilan University, 52900 Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Ethnopharmacol 72:191-205. 2000
    ..These data demonstrate that there is still a flourishing and well developed trade in these materials - a trade which is the remnant of a rich and ancient medical culture, which is disappearing from the modern world...
  40. ncbi Perspectives in ethnopharmacology: forging a closer link between bioscience and traditional empirical knowledge
    N L Etkin
    Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 76:177-82. 2001
    To what extent do ethnopharmacologists from diverse disciplines share a vision of what ethnopharmacology is and what it might become? This question was explored several years ago through content analysis of the Journal of ..
  41. ncbi Perspectives of ethnopharmacology
    Robert Verpoorte
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:1-2. 2005
  42. ncbi Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology--interdisciplinary links with the historical sciences
    Michael Heinrich
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Sq, London WC1N 1AX, United Kingdom
    J Ethnopharmacol 107:157-60. 2006
    ..three disparate examples to highlight the relevance of historical methods in the context of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology. Unfortunately, in ethnopharmacology we have only very few examples where such historical depth is possible...
  43. ncbi Plants of restricted use indicated by three cultures in Brazil (Caboclo-river dweller, Indian and Quilombola)
    Eliana Rodrigues
    Department of Biology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Rua Arthur Ridel, 275 CEP, 09941 510 Diadema, S P, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:295-302. 2007
    ..Anacardiaceae), Brosimum gaudichaudii Trécul (Moraceae), Senna alata (L.) Roxb. (Fabaceae), Senna occidentalis (L.) Link (Fabaceae), Strychnos pseudoquina A. St.-Hil. (Loganiaceae) and Vernonia brasiliana (L.) Druce (Asteraceae)...
  44. ncbi Evaluation of the anti-proliferative properties of selected psoriasis-treating Chinese medicines on cultured HaCaT cells
    Wai Pui Tse
    School of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:133-41. 2006
    ..4 microg/ml, respectively as measured by MTT assay. While Realgar was also able to modestly inhibit the growth of Hs-68 cells in vitro, Rubia cordifolia and Coptis chinensis did not exert cytotoxicity to this human fibroblast cell line...
  45. ncbi Isolation, partial characterisation and immunomodulating activities of polysaccharides from Vernonia kotschyana Sch. Bip. ex Walp
    Cecilie Sogn Nergard
    Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, PO Box 1068, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    J Ethnopharmacol 91:141-52. 2004
    ..Some activity was also observed on macrophages. The present study may provide additional support for the popular use of this plant to improve intestinal health...
  46. ncbi Ethnopharmacognostic survey on the natural ingredients used in folk cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and remedies for healing skin diseases in the inland Marches, Central-Eastern Italy
    Andrea Pieroni
    Department of Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 91:331-44. 2004
    ....
  47. ncbi An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commercialized in the markets of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia
    Manuel J Macía
    Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, E 28014 Madrid, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:337-50. 2005
    ..The present urban phytotherapy represents a medicinal alternative to treat main health problems and remains closer to the cultural and social context of this society...
  48. ncbi Chemical components of Fraxinus species
    I Kostova
    Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
    Fitoterapia 78:85-106. 2007
    ..Some species find application in contemporary medicine. In the present review the literature data on the phytochemical and biological investigations on the genus Fraxinus are summarized up to the middle of 2004...
  49. ncbi Ethnopharmacological evaluation of the informant consensus model on anti-tuberculosis claims among the Manus
    Ryan J Case
    Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, MC 781 College of Pharmacy, The University of Illinois at Chicago, 833 S Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 106:82-9. 2006
    ..This study evaluates use of this model through the analytical ethnopharmacology of Manus Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG)...
  50. pmc Plants used traditionally to treat malaria in Brazil: the archives of Flora Medicinal
    Alexandros S Botsaris
    IBPM Brazilian Institute of Medicinal Plants, Rua Gal Urquiza 128, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22431 040, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:18. 2007
    ..Thus researchers should observe ethnomedical information before deciding which kind of screening should be used in the search of antimalarial drugs...
  51. pmc First comprehensive contribution to medical ethnobotany of Western Pyrenees
    Silvia Akerreta
    Department of Plant Biology Botany Section, University of Navarra, C Irunlarrea s n, Pamplona, 31080, Navarra, Spain
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:26. 2007
    ..for the safety and efficacy of medicinal plants (WHO, ESCOP, and the E Commission of the German Department of Health) in order to ascertain the extent to which the Navarre Pyrenees ethnopharmacology has been officially evaluated.
  52. ncbi Combining ethnopharmacology and virtual screening for lead structure discovery: COX-inhibitors as application example
    Judith M Rollinger
    Institute of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, Josef Moeller Haus, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    J Chem Inf Comput Sci 44:480-8. 2004
    ..The statistical benefit of a combination of an ethnopharmacological approach with the potential of computer aided drug discovery by in silico screening was demonstrated exemplified on the applied targets COX-1 and COX-2...
  53. ncbi Ethnopharmacological survey of traditional drugs sold in the Kingdom of Jordan
    Efraim Lev
    Department of Eretz Israel Studies, Jordan Valley College and University of Haifa, Har Carmel Haifa, Israel
    J Ethnopharmacol 82:131-45. 2002
    ..These data demonstrate that there is still a flourishing and well-developed trade in these materials--a trade that is the remnant of a rich and ancient medical culture, which is disappearing from the modern world...
  54. ncbi An ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for wound healing in Dogonland, Mali, West Africa
    Kari Inngjerdingen
    Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, P O Box 1068 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    J Ethnopharmacol 92:233-44. 2004
    ..The most frequently used preparations are decoctions and powdered plant material...
  55. ncbi Ethnopharmacology of the Popoluca, Mexico: an evaluation
    M Leonti
    Department of Applied BioSciences, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
    J Pharm Pharmacol 53:1653-69. 2001
    ..This study is part of a series on the ethnopharmacology of various Macro-Mayan groups...
  56. ncbi Seeking a transdisciplinary and culturally germane science: The future of ethnopharmacology
    Nina L Etkin
    Department of Anthropology and John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:23-6. 2005
    Publication of the 100th issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology offers a strategic juncture to reflect on what, intellectually and practically, substantiates ethnopharmacology as a domain of inquiry and what its future might be...
  57. ncbi Ethnopharmacology in drug discovery: an analysis of its role and potential contribution
    M Heinrich
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK
    J Pharm Pharmacol 53:425-32. 2001
    ..and the further development of these phytotherapeutical resources for local use in the countries of origin (ethnopharmacology)...
  58. ncbi Ethnobotany/ethnopharmacology and mass bioprospecting: issues on intellectual property and benefit-sharing
    D D Soejarto
    PCRPS, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 833 S Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:15-22. 2005
    Ethnobotany/ethnopharmacology has contributed to the discovery of many important plant-derived drugs...
  59. ncbi Ethnographic component and organism documentation in an ethnopharmacology paper: a "minimum" standard
    Djaja Djendoel Soejarto
    Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:27-9. 2005
    ..animals, specific contexts of use, preparation, dosage, route of administration) published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology (JEP) has not been consistently and fully provided in the past...
  60. ncbi Medicinal plants popularly used in the Brazilian Tropical Atlantic Forest
    L C Di Stasi
    Laboratory of Phytomedicines, Departamento de Farmacologia, Instituto de Biociencias de Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Fitoterapia 73:69-91. 2002
    ....
  61. ncbi Ethnopharmacological field studies: a critical assessment of their conceptual basis and methods
    Michael Heinrich
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Sq, London WC1N1AX, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:1-17. 2009
    b>Ethnopharmacology as a well-defined field has a relatively short history, but for centuries researchers have been interested in the observation, description, and experimental investigation of indigenous drugs and their biological ..
  62. ncbi Ethnopharmacology and bioinformatic combination for leads discovery: application to phospholipase A(2) inhibitors
    P Bernard
    Greenpharma S A, 1 rue de Chartres, B P 6759, 45067 Cedex 2, Orleans, France
    Phytochemistry 58:865-74. 2001
    A program combining ethnopharmacology and bioinformatic approaches has successfully been applied on anti-inflammatory activity...
  63. ncbi Ethnopharmacology of ogliastra (villagrande strisaili, sardinia, Italy)
    M C Loi
    Department of Botanical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Viale S Ignazio 13, I 09123 Cagliari, Italy
    Fitoterapia 75:277-95. 2004
    ..Seventeen plants had never been described as medicinal species in peninsular Italy, while a few others turn out to have an original use for Sardinia...
  64. ncbi Knowledge and use of medicinal plants by people around Debre Libanos monastery in Ethiopia
    Tilahun Teklehaymanot
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:271-83. 2007
    ..This may result in the long run in loss of local knowledge in the surrounding area and the country at large for preparation of pharmacologically effective remedies...
  65. ncbi Herbal and natural medicines in the Latino community
    Shanna Garza
    Fam Med 39:7-8. 2007
  66. ncbi Herbal care for reproductive health: ethno medicobotany from Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India
    H V Hegde
    Regional Medical Research Centre ICMR, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum 590 010, Karnataka, India
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 13:38-45. 2007
    ..Understanding and working with local healers and tribes provides a unique opportunity to learn about the use of potentially new herbal and plant medications...
  67. ncbi Medicinal and poisonous diversity of the flora of "Cariri Paraibano", Brazil
    M F Agra
    Laboratorio de Tecnologia Farmaceutica, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Caixa Postal 5009, 58015 970 João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:383-95. 2007
    ..This study aims at emphasizing the importance of setting up conservation priorities, and sustained development of various medicinal plants of semi-arid area of Northeast of Brazil...
  68. ncbi Studies on pharmaceutical ethnobotany in the high river Ter valley (Pyrenees, Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula)
    Montse Rigat
    Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Av Joan XXIII s n, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:267-77. 2007
    ..One fungal and four vascular plant species have not, or have very rarely been cited as medicinal, and for other taxa some very scarcely reported medicinal uses have been recorded (110 uses concerning 78 species)...
  69. ncbi Evaluation of the leishmanicidal activity of plants used by Peruvian Chayahuita ethnic group
    Y Estevez
    UMR 152 IRD Université de Toulouse III, Mission IRD, Casilla 18, 1209 Lima 18, Peru
    J Ethnopharmacol 114:254-9. 2007
    ..Most of the selected species (19) are traditionally used by the Chayahuitas, an Amazonian Peruvian ethnic group, to treat skin affections and/or leishmaniasis...
  70. pmc Ethnobotanical notes about some uses of medicinal plants in Alto Tirreno Cosentino area (Calabria, Southern Italy)
    Maria Lucia Leporatti
    Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale, Università La Sapienza P, le A, Moro, 5 Roma, Italia
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:34. 2007
    ..In the area studied medicinal plants still play a small role among farmers, shepherds and other people who live far from villages and built-up areas...
  71. ncbi Tuareg ethnoveterinary treatments of camel diseases in Agadez area (Niger)
    N Antoine-Moussiaux
    Tropical Veterinary Institute, University of Liege, 20 Boulevard de Colonster, B43 4000 Liege, Belgium
    Trop Anim Health Prod 39:83-9. 2007
    ..This broadmindedness allows the introduction of modern veterinary medicine. Factors such as the lack of real production objectives constitute limits to this progress, however...
  72. pmc Ethnophytotherapeutical research in the high Molise region (Central-Southern Italy)
    Paolo Maria Guarrera
    Museo Nazionale Arti e Tradizioni Popolari, Piazza Marconi 8 10, 00144 Rome, Italy
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:7. 2008
    ..Primordial traditions (e.g. harvest feasts) are typical of the region...
  73. ncbi Herbal and food folk medicines of the Russlanddeutschen living in Künzelsau/Taläcker, South-Western Germany
    Andrea Pieroni
    Division of Pharmacy Practice, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Richmond Bd, Richmond Road, Bradford BD71DP, UK
    Phytother Res 22:889-901. 2008
    ....
  74. ncbi Ethnomedicines and ethnomedicinal phytophores against herpesviruses
    Debprasad Chattopadhyay
    ICMR Virus Unit, I D and B G Hospital Campus, Beliaghata, Kolkata 700 010, India
    Biotechnol Annu Rev 14:297-348. 2008
    ..Cases with proven in vitro and documented in vivo activities, along with their structure-activity relationship against herpesviruses are discussed...
  75. pmc Ethnopharmacological survey of Samburu district, Kenya
    Mark O Nanyingi
    Department of Public health Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Nairobi, PO BOX 29053 00625 Nairobi, Kenya
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:14. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to document the indigenous medicinal plant utilization, management and their extinction threats in Samburu District, Kenya...
  76. ncbi Indian medicinal plants as a source of antimycobacterial agents
    Raju Gautam
    Department of Natural Products, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research NIPER, Sector 67, SAS Nagar Mohali 160062, Punjab, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 110:200-34. 2007
    ..In addition, the recent in vitro screening methods for antimycobacterial activity are also described in brief. An attempt has been made to highlight the promising plant species for further investigation as leads for drug development...
  77. ncbi Ethnopharmacological investigation of plants used to treat susto, a folk illness
    Natalie Bourbonnais-Spear
    Ottawa Carleton Institute of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
    J Ethnopharmacol 109:380-7. 2007
    ..In light of the available literature, this represents the first experimental investigation of the biological activity of plants specifically in the perspective of their use in treating a culture-bound syndrome...
  78. ncbi Ethnopharmacological studies of antimicrobial remedies in the south of Brazil
    G Coelho de Souza
    PPG Botânica, ICBS, Av Bento Goncalves 9500, prédio 43433, Sala 209, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 90:135-43. 2004
    ..Although preliminary, these results are useful for rationalizing the use of medicinal plants in established systems of traditional medicine in primary health care...
  79. ncbi Historical and modern medicinal plant uses--the example of the Ch'orti' Maya and Ladinos in Eastern Guatemala
    Johanna Kufer
    Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29 39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AX, UK
    J Pharm Pharmacol 57:1127-52. 2005
    ..Whereas a few examples of potentially dangerous practices were encountered, the limited amount of information available mostly supports local medicinal plant usage...
  80. ncbi In vitro tests and ethnopharmacological investigations: wound healing as an example
    P J Houghton
    Pharmacognosy Research Laboratories, Department of Pharmacy, King s College London, London SE1 9NH, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 100:100-7. 2005
    ..The evolution over recent years of tests for wound healing, from in vivo tests to cell-based systems and chemical reactions and on to investigations into effects on secondary messengers and protein expression, is described...
  81. ncbi Antimicrobial evaluation of certain plants used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of respiratory diseases
    G Rojas
    Department of Microbiology, , Instituto Mexiano del Serguro Scoial, Argentina No. 1, 62790 Xochitepec, Morelos, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 74:97-101. 2001
    ..The extracts from Gnaphalium oxyphyllum, Gnaphalium americanum, and Crescentia alata possessed strong antimicrobial activity against the pathogens tested...
  82. ncbi Antibacterial activity of crude extracts from Mexican medicinal plants and purified coumarins and xanthones
    Kakuko Yasunaka
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Nanakuma, Jonan ku, Fukuoka 814 0180, Japan
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:293-9. 2005
    ..Coumarins (mammea A/BA and mammea A/AA) and xanthones, namely jacareubin and 1,3,5,6-tetrahydroxy-2-(3,3-dimethylallyl) xanthone, were isolated as the principle compounds from the last two plants...
  83. ncbi Anti-Candida activity of Brazilian medicinal plants
    Marta Cristina Teixeira Duarte
    Research Center for Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture, State University of Campinas, P O Box 6171, CEP 13083 970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:305-11. 2005
    ..Chemical analyses showed the presence of compounds with known antimicrobial activity, including 1,8-cineole, geranial, germacrene-D, limonene, linalool, and menthol...
  84. ncbi Ethnobotanical inventory of medicinal plants used in the Bustillo Province of the Potosi Department, Bolivia
    E C Fernandez
    Department of Tropical and Subtropical Crops, Institute of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Kamycka 129, Prague 6 Suchdol, Czech Republic
    Fitoterapia 74:407-16. 2003
    ..Fifty-six plant species belonging to 24 families and 46 different genera were included. Their botanical and vernacular names, plant part used, popular medicinal use, forms of preparation and applications of the herbal remedies are given...
  85. ncbi Evaluation of biological activity of crude extracts from plants used in Yucatecan traditional medicine part I. Antioxidant, antimicrobial and beta-glucosidase inhibition activities
    A Sanchez-Medina
    Grupo de Química Orgánica, Unidad de Biotecnología, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A C, Merida, Mexico
    Phytomedicine 8:144-51. 2001
    ....
  86. ncbi Anti-inflammatory activity of extract and fractions from Nepeta sibthorpii Bentham
    N Miceli
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Vill SS Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:261-6. 2005
    ....
  87. ncbi Yucatec Mayan medicinal plants: evaluation based on indigenous uses
    Anita Ankli
    Department of Applied BioSciences, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Ethnopharmacol 79:43-52. 2002
    ..Based on this evaluation, plants with strong activities should be further investigated phytochemically and pharmacologically to identify active fractions and compounds...
  88. ncbi Ethnopharmacology and study of medical plants in the Pacific Islands
    Will McClatchey
    Hawaii Med J 63:159-61. 2004
  89. ncbi Pharmacopoeia in a shamanistic society: the Izoceño-Guaraní (Bolivian Chaco)
    G Bourdy
    IRD I institut de Recherche pour le Développement, BP165, Cayenne, Guyane, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 91:189-208. 2004
    ..We present here an overview of the izoceño-guaraní ethnomedicine and pharmacopoeia, based on vegetal and animal products...
  90. ncbi Phyllanthus piscatorum, ethnopharmacological studies on a women's medicinal plant of the Yanomamï Amerindians
    Jürg Gertsch
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Ethnopharmacol 91:181-8. 2004
    ....
  91. ncbi Treatment of malaria in Ethiopian folk medicine
    Teferi Gedif
    Institute of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, School of Pharmacy, Martin Luther University, Halle Saale, Germany
    Trop Doct 32:206-9. 2002
    ..The ethnopharmacological data generated in this study on antimalarial plants is useful for further evaluations of the traditional claims of antimalarial plants in Ethiopia...
  92. ncbi Medicinal plants: traditions of yesterday and drugs of tomorrow
    Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
    Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
    Mol Aspects Med 27:1-93. 2006
    ..The paper also presents some data on the use of plant products in the development of functional foods, addresses the needs for validation of plant extracts and always stressing on safety, efficacy and quality of phyto-medications...
  93. ncbi Cytotoxicity of some Russian ethnomedicinal plants and plant compounds
    Nikolay A Spiridonov
    Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russia
    Phytother Res 19:428-32. 2005
    ....
  94. ncbi Brazilian plants as possible adaptogens: an ethnopharmacological survey of books edited in Brazil
    Fúlvio Rieli Mendes
    Cebrid, Department of Psychobiology at UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 109:493-500. 2007
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  95. ncbi Plants species in the folk medicine of Montecorvino Rovella (inland Campania, Italy)
    Antonino De Natale
    Department ArBoPaVe, University of Naples Federico II, Via Universita, 100, 80055 Portici, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 109:295-303. 2007
    ..Plant uses by Montecorvino inhabitants are compared with those described in medical and botanical literature by Campanian authors from the last three centuries...
  96. ncbi Brazilian plants with possible action on the central nervous system: a study of historical sources from the 16th to 19th century
    Melina Giorgetti
    Cebrid, Department of Psychobiology at UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 109:338-47. 2007
    ..Such results provide ideas for a selection of these species as potentially bioactive to be included in future pharmacological studies...
  97. pmc Ethnopharmacological evaluation of radal (leaves of Lomatia hirsuta) and isolation of 2-methoxyjuglone
    Henrik T Simonsen
    Department of Plant Biology, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Thorvaldsensvej 40, DK 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:29. 2006
    ..In a preliminary screening, extracts of the leaves revealed antifungal activity, and the present phytochemical study was undertaken to explain this activity and support the traditional use...
  98. ncbi Herbs for medicinal baths among the traditional Yao communities of China
    Sumei Li
    Department of Ethnobotany, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650204 Yunnan, China
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:59-67. 2006
    ..These new ethnobotanical and medicinal records are a rich source of further phytochemical, pharmacological, and clinical studies on folk herbs in SW China...
  99. ncbi An inventory of the ethnobotanicals used as anthelmintics in the southern Punjab (Pakistan)
    Abdul Jabbar
    Ethnoveterinary Research and Development Centre, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 38040, Pakistan
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:152-4. 2006
    ..This documentation could provide a foundation for the scientific study and verification of those plants which merit such study...
  100. pmc Use and traditional management of Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil
    Julio Marcelino Monteiro
    Departamento de Biologia, Área de Botânica, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros s n, Dois Irmaos, Recife, Pernambuco, 52171 030, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:6. 2006
    ..The study of the population structure of this tree species indicated that management and conservation strategies must include the participation of the local community...
  101. ncbi Plants and animals utilized as medicines in the Jaú National Park (JNP), Brazilian Amazon
    Eliana Rodrigues
    Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Phytother Res 20:378-91. 2006
    ..Furthermore, another six plants cited by the JNP caboclos belonging to the categories pain and inflammatory processes, are under investigation by groups of researchers in two Brazilian federal universities...

Research Grants10

  1. BIODEFENSE THERAPEUTICS FROM UNCULTURED MICROORGANISMS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Determination of chemical structure will be performed by a combination of MS and NMR methods. ..
  2. ASU-MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING
    Bettaiya Rajanna; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..trainees at Andhra University(AU) in Visakhapatnam focusing in the areas of Neurotoxicology, Physiology and Ethnopharmacology, and four trainees at St. John's Medical College (St...
  3. 2012 International Congress on Natural Products Conference
    Edward J Kennelly; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..an ACS journal of established importance to the field of natural products and related fields such as ethnopharmacology. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The purpose of this application is to help to support for the 8th International ..
  4. PHARMACEUTICALS FROM ZIMBABWEAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
    EPHRAIM GWEBU; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..of this project are the discovery of new anti-infective and anti-tumor agents using traditional Zimbabwean ethnopharmacology as a guide...
  5. Plants in the service of human health
    DJAJA SOEJARTO; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  6. Training in Alternative Tropical Botanical Medicine
    BRADLEY BENNETT; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Our training prepares researchers for careers devoted to the study of tropical botanical medicines and our research focuses examines many of the poorly known plants that are widely used in the region. ..
  7. NOVEL METHODS FOR DISCOVERY OF ANTI-MICROBIALS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Determination of chemical structure will be performed by a combination of MS and NMR methods. ..
  8. The Nature of Bacterial Uncultivability
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Unculturable bacteria are an enormous untapped source of potentially useful pharmaceutical compounds. Unculturable bacteria also make up most of the human oral and intestinal microflora. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. SCREEN DEVELOPMENT FOR ANTIMICROBIAL PRODRUGS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..RESEARCH GRANT TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Numbers Face Page 1 Description, ..
  10. NATURAL SUBSTRATES AND INHIBITORS OF MICROBIAL MDR PUMPS
    Kim Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..MDR inhibitors will potentiate the action of conventional antibiotics, aiding eradication of multidrug resistant human pathogens. ..