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Eating and healing : traditional food as medicine

Author: Andrea Pieroni; Lisa Leimar Price
Publisher: New York : Food Products Press, ©2006.
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Provides an overview of wild and semi-domesticated foods, and their medicinal properties within traditional societies. This volume bridges the scientific disciplines of medicine, food science, human  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Pieroni; Lisa Leimar Price
ISBN: 9781560229827 1560229829 9781560229834 1560229837
OCLC Number: 803704789
Description: xviii, 406 p. : il. ; 22 cm
Contents: * About the Editors * Contributors * Copyright Acknowledgments * Introduction (Andrea Pieroni and Lisa Leimar Price) * Asia * Europe * North America * The Caribbean * South America * Africa * Chapter 1. Edible Wild Plants As Food and As Medicine: Reflections on Thirty Years of Fieldwork (Louis E. Grivetti) * Introduction * Genesis * Three Decades of Ethnobotanical Research * Reflections and Potential Research Areas * Coda * Chapter 2. Tibetan Foods and Medicines: Antioxidants As Mediators of High-Altitude Nutritional Physiology (Patrick L. Owen) * Introduction * Adaptations to Altitude * Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants * Tibetan High-Altitude Food Systems * Tibetan Medicine * Summary * Chapter 3. Wild Food Plants in Farming Environments with Special Reference to Northeast Thailand, Food As Function and Medicinal, and Social Roles of Women (Lisa Leimar Price) * Introduction * Wild Plant Foods in the Farming Environment * Women's Roles, Women's Work, and Women's Knowledge * Consumption and Nutrition * Overlaps: Medicinal and Functional Food * Medicinal and Functional Food Wild Plants of Northeast Thailand * Gathered Food Plants of Northeast Thailand with Medicinal Value * Investigations of Wild Plant Foods As Functional/Medicinal Foods in Thailand * Multiple Use Value, Rarity, and Privatization * Conclusions * Chapter 4. Functional Foods or Food Medicines? On the Consumption of Wild Plants Among Albanians and Southern Italians in Lucania (Andrea Pieroni and Cassandra L. Quave) * Introduction * Ethnographic Background * Field Methods * Wild Food and Medicinal Plants in Lucania * Pharmacology of Wild Functional Foods Consumed in Southern Italy * Conclusion * Chapter 5. Digestive Beverages As a Medicinal Food in a Cattle-Farming Community in Northern Spain (Campoo, Cantabria) (Manuel Pardo de Santayana, Elia San Miguel, and Ramon Morales) * Introduction * Changes in Food and Health Habits and Conditions * Medicinal Food: Digestive Beverages * Conclusions * Chapter 6. "The Forest and the Seaweed": Gitga'at Seaweed, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Community Survival (Nancy J. Turner and Helen Clifton) * Introduction * Seaweed Use Worldwide * Gitga'at Seaweed Use * The Forest and the Seaweed * Back Home in Hartley Bay * Conclusion * Chapter 7. Medicinal Herb Quality in the United States: Bridging Perspectives with Chinese Medical Theory (Craig A. Hassel, Christopher A. Hafner, Renne Soberg, and Jeff Adelmann) * Context from a Biomedical Perspective * Context from a Chinese Medical Theory Perspective * Dilemma of "Integrating" Two Divergent Epistemologies * Founding a Medicinal Herb Network * Chapter 8. Balancing the System: Humoral Medicine and Food in the Commonwealth of Dominica (Marsha B. Quinlan and Robert J. Quinlan) * Introduction * Setting * Methods * Results and Discussion * Conclusion * Chapter 9. Medicinal Foods in Cuba: Promoting Health in the Household (Gabriele Volpato and Daimy Godinez) * Introduction * Results and Discussion * Conclusions * Chapter 10. Healthy Fish: Medicinal and Recommended Species in the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest Coast (Brazil) (Alpina Begossi, Natalia Hanazaki, and Rossano M. Ramos) * Introduction * Methods * Results and Discussion * Conclusions * Chapter 11. Edible and Healing Plants in the Ethnobotany of Native Inhabitants of the Amazon and Atlantic Forest Areas of Brazil (Natalia Hanazaki, Nivaldo Peroni, and Alpina Begossi) * Introduction * Study Site and Methods * Results and Discussion * Conclusions * Appendix * Chapter 12. Food Medicines in the Bolivian Andes (Apillapampa, Cochabamba Department) (Ina Vandebroek and Sabino Sanca) * Introduction * Study Area * Ethnographic Data * Methodology * Results and Discussion * Conclusion * Chapter 13. Gathering of Wild Plant Foods with Medicinal Use in a Mapuche Community of Northwest Patagonia (Ana H. Ladio) * Introduction * Study Area * Methods * Results * Discussion * Chapter 14. Dietary and Medicinal Use of Traditional Herbs Among the Luo of Western Kenya (Charles Ogoye-Ndegwa and Jens Aagaard-Hansen) * Introduction * Materials and Methods * Results * Discussion * Conclusion * Chapter 15. Ethnomycology in Africa, with Particular Reference to the Rain Forest Zone of South Cameroon (Thomas W. Kuyper) * Introduction * Mycophilia versus Mycophobia * Overview of Mushroom Use in Africa * Mushroom Knowledge and Utilization by Bantu and Bagyeli in South Cameroon * Mushrooms: Meat of the Poor * Chapter 16. Aspects of Food Medicine and Ethnopharmacology in Morocco (Mohamed Eddouks) * Introduction * Food Medicine * Phytotherapy * Conclusions * Index * Reference Notes Included
Responsibility: Andrea Pieroni, Lisa Leimar Price, editors.

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