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Eating and Healing : Traditional Food As Medicine

Author: Andrea Pieroni; Lisa Price
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Discover neglected wild food sourcesthat can also be used as medicine!The long-standing notion of food as medicine, medicine as food, can be traced back to Hippocrates. Eating and Healing: Traditional Food As Medicine is a global overview of wild and semi-domesticated foods and their use as medicine in traditional societies. Important cultural information, along with extensive case studies, provides a clear,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Pieroni; Lisa Price
ISBN: 9781482293616 1482293617
OCLC Number: 1027758299
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Cover; Half Tilte; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; About the Editors; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Copyright Acknowledgments; Introduction; 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; 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; Introduction; Adaptations to Altitude Oxidative Stress and AntioxidantsTibetan High-Altitude Food Systems; Tibetan Medicine; Summary; Chapter 3. Wild Food Plants in Farming Environments with Special Reference to Northeast Thailand, Food As Functional and Medicinal, and the Social Roles of Women; 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 ThailandMultiple-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; 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); Introduction Changes in Food and Health Habits and ConditionsMedicinal Food: Digestive Beverages; Conclusions; Chapter 6. "The Forest and the Seaweed": Gitga'at Seaweed, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Community Survival; 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; Context from a Biomedical Perspective; Context from a Chinese Medical Theory Perspective; Dilemma of "Integrating" Two Divergent Epistemologies Founding a Medicinal Herb NetworkChapter 8. Balancing the System: Humoral Medicine and Food in the Commonwealth of Dominica; Introduction; Setting; Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Chapter 9. Medicinal Foods in Cuba: Promoting Health in the Household; Introduction; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Chapter 10. Healthy Fish: Medicinal and Recommended Species in the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest Coast (Brazil); Introduction; Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions
Responsibility: Andrea Pieroni, Lisa Price.


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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