Module 2, Post 4 – Enthobotany

Ethnobotany

I was very interested in the Nancy Turner video. I was not too aware of the field of ethnobotany before but it sounds fascinating.

This document is a catalogue of plants native to the prairies. It describes the plants and also explains how the First Nations traditionally used them.
http://www.galtmuseum.com/pdf/NativePrairiePlantsGarden-Ethnobotany.pdf

This website talks about a project at the Montreal Biodome where the “living landscape” of the 11 First Nations groups of Quebec. It is part educational in nature and part research with scientists looking at traditional remedies for health problems.
http://www.nccah-ccnsa.ca/302/Traditional_Plant_Knowledge.nccah#1

Catherine

One comment

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I am a big fan of traditional medicine, and have been working for the past 2 years on a digital documentation of the traditional uses of plants in Bali, Indonesia. we made a pretty great site for it: http://apotekhidup.greenschool.org and have a lot of videos ready to edit and add there based on local knowledge.

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