Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorGaluzzo, Flavia-
dc.contributor.authorAttard, Everaldo-
dc.contributor.authorDi Gioia, Diana-
dc.identifier.citationGaluzzo, F., Attard, E., & Di Gioia, D. (2021). Emilia Romagna and Malta: A comparative ethnobotanical study. Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 22, 1-15.en_GB
dc.description.abstractBackground: A comprehensive ethnobotanical study was conducted on two Mediterranean regions which crossed over in the past through several cultures. Although the two regions have distinctive geographical and cultural characteristics, the aim of this study was to determine potential ethnobotanical similarities between the two regions.en_GB
dc.description.abstractMethods: This desk research involved the thorough examination of the floral species that thrive in these two regions and ethnobotanical information collected from reliable sources. Once the information was collected, the data was sorted and organized into matrices and then analyzed statistically.en_GB
dc.description.abstractResults: Following a thorough search for common plants within the two regions, 193 taxa, distributed in 72 plant families, were identified. The three predominant families, Asteraceae, Lamiaceae and Apiaceae, were selected according to the popularity of medicinal uses of the taxa within the families (10.4 %, 7.8 % and 5.2 %, respectively). The popular therapeutic ratios for taxa within the Asteraceae, Lamiaceae and Apiaceae families varied between 0.14-1.00, 0.17-0.82 and 0.27-0.60, respectively. It was observed that the most targeted therapeutic system was the gastrointestinal system covering several ailments that included gastric disturbances, liver and biliary conditions, and intestinal problems.en_GB
dc.description.abstractConclusions: It can be concluded that although, these two regions are distinct from each other, the two regional communities share the common understanding that the health status of an individual depends on the maintenance of the health of the digestive system. Today, several studies support this relationship, with scientific evidence and the use of natural products for their medicinal, nutraceutical and functionality in everyday life.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawaii. Ethnobotany Programen_GB
dc.subjectTraditional medicineen_GB
dc.subjectMedicinal plantsen_GB
dc.titleEmilia Romagna and Malta : a comparative ethnobotanical studyen_GB
dc.rights.holderThe copyright of this work belongs to the author(s)/publisher. The rights of this work are as defined by the appropriate Copyright Legislation or as modified by any successive legislation. Users may access this work and can make use of the information contained in accordance with the Copyright Legislation provided that the author must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the prior permission of the copyright holder.en_GB
dc.publication.titleEthnobotany Research and Applicationsen_GB
Appears in Collections:Scholarly Works - InsESRSF

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2869-Article Text-27841-2-10-20210820.pdf
  Restricted Access
9.96 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.