2019
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210488
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Plants used by the rural community of Bananal, Mato Grosso, Brazil: Aspects of popular knowledge

Abstract: Studies in rural communities are important to maintain popular knowledge between generations, as well as to identify new species for pharmaceutical production. Thus, the objectives of this study were to determine which plant species the rural community of Bananal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, uses by calculating the levels of fidelity and concordance regarding species uses among residents and to determine if there is a relationship between the number of known useful plants and levels of education, age, and residence t… Show more

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“…The correlation was moderately strong, and statistically highly significant. The result of this study confirms the previous studies that showed the decline of local botanical knowledge among young generations, as happening in rural community of Bananal, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Miguéis et al 2019), in Garifuna, Nicaragua (Coe and Anderson 1996), in Western Himalaya (Uniyal et al 2006), in Sukamandi Village of Subang, West Java, (Suryana et al 2018), in Tanjung Terdana village, Central Bengkulu (Wiryono et al 2017), and Tebing Rambutan Village (Wiryono et al 2019). Indeed, the decline of botanical knowledge worldwide has become a serious concern among ethnobotanists worldwide (Ramirez 2007;Aswani et al 2018).…”
Section: Correlation Between Age and Knowledge Of Plant Names And Usessupporting
confidence: 91%
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“…The correlation was moderately strong, and statistically highly significant. The result of this study confirms the previous studies that showed the decline of local botanical knowledge among young generations, as happening in rural community of Bananal, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Miguéis et al 2019), in Garifuna, Nicaragua (Coe and Anderson 1996), in Western Himalaya (Uniyal et al 2006), in Sukamandi Village of Subang, West Java, (Suryana et al 2018), in Tanjung Terdana village, Central Bengkulu (Wiryono et al 2017), and Tebing Rambutan Village (Wiryono et al 2019). Indeed, the decline of botanical knowledge worldwide has become a serious concern among ethnobotanists worldwide (Ramirez 2007;Aswani et al 2018).…”
Section: Correlation Between Age and Knowledge Of Plant Names And Usessupporting
confidence: 91%
“…In Bustamante, in the northern region of the State of Nuevo León, Mexico, 218 useful species were recorded from private and public gardens which were employed for eight major uses (Estrada-Castillón et al 2018). The rural community of Bananal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, used 152 species from the natural vegetation and agricultural land for six major uses (Miguéis et al 2019).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Generally, the main route of application for herbal therapies was oral (82.4%). Furthermore, the oral mode of administration is a preferred route all over the world [ 10 , 14 , 36 , 38 , 39 , 65 ]. The predominance of oral treatment may be explained by a large incidence of internal illnesses in the Rif region.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Male was coded as 1, female as 0 while for the age groups dummy variables D1, D2, D3 and D4 were used. We considered p values < 0.05 as statistically significant [39, 40] .…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%