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Yao herbal medicinal market during the Dragon Boat Festival in Jianghua County, China
Luo, Binsheng1,2; Liu, Yujing3; Liu, Bo1,2; Liu, Sizhao1,2; Zhang, Beixi1,2; Zhang, Linghan1,2; Lin, Chunrui4; Liu, Yan4; Kennelly, Edward J.2,5; Guo, Zhiyong1,2; Long, Chunlin1,2,6
2018-10-17
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF ETHNOBIOLOGY AND ETHNOMEDICINE
ISSN1746-4269
Volume14Pages:25
AbstractBackgroundThe traditional medicinal markets held during the Dragon Boat Festival are common and important in China's countryside. In Jianghua, a Yao autonomous county in Hunan Province in China, the medicinal market also plays an important role for the application, conservation, and communication of traditional Yao medicinal knowledge.MethodsDuring the Dragon Boat Festival in 2016 and 2017, ethnobotanical surveys and inventories were conducted in the medicinal market of Jianghua County, and voucher plant specimens were collected, identified, and deposited in a herbarium. Quantitative analysis included measurement of frequency of occurrence for species in the marketplace and the relative importance index for the number of uses for a given species.ResultsA total of 306 plant species (249 genera, 113 families) and their related information about the medicinal market were collected. Some major findings include the following: (1) Using the whole plant as medicine is more common than other medicinal plant parts; (2) treating rheumatism and clearing inner heat are the most frequent medicinal uses; and (3) taking a medicinal bath is the most frequent modality to administer the traditional medicine. The frequency of occurrence and the relative importance index of some medicinal plants were analyzed, as well as the demographics and the number of stalls and the status of traditional Yao medicinal knowledge in Jianghua. Based on the investigation, suggestions were proposed for better protecting the medicinal market and preserving traditional medicinal knowledge in Jianghua County.ConclusionThe medicinal market during the Dragon Boat Festival in Jianghua County possesses an important cultural value and helps to conserve the traditional Yao medicinal knowledge. The medicinal plants sold at the market showed great diversity and unique local characteristics. The medicinal market is facing some challenges in such a rapidly developing era. Cultivation of young healers and maintaining the local biodiversity might be the key solutions for the development of local medicinal market and local Yao medicinal knowledge.
KeywordDragon Boat Festival Yao ethnic group Jianghua County Traditional knowledge Conservation
DOI10.1186/s13002-018-0260-5
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPharmacology & Pharmacy
WOS SubjectPharmacology & Pharmacy
WOS IDWOS:000447740500001
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/62782
Collection资源植物与生物技术所级重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorLuo, Binsheng; Long, Chunlin
Affiliation1.Minzu Univ China, Minist Educ, Key Lab Ethnomed, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China
2.Minzu Univ China, Coll Life & Environm Sci, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China
3.Jiangsu Univ, Key Lab Modern Agr Equipment & Technol, Minist Educ, Zhenjiang 212013, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
4.Guangxi Reg & Chinese Acad Sci, Guangxi Inst Bot, Guilin 541006, Peoples R China
5.CUNY, Lehman Coll, Bronx, NY 10468 USA
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Luo, Binsheng,Liu, Yujing,Liu, Bo,et al. Yao herbal medicinal market during the Dragon Boat Festival in Jianghua County, China[J]. JOURNAL OF ETHNOBIOLOGY AND ETHNOMEDICINE,2018,14:25.
APA Luo, Binsheng.,Liu, Yujing.,Liu, Bo.,Liu, Sizhao.,Zhang, Beixi.,...&Long, Chunlin.(2018).Yao herbal medicinal market during the Dragon Boat Festival in Jianghua County, China.JOURNAL OF ETHNOBIOLOGY AND ETHNOMEDICINE,14,25.
MLA Luo, Binsheng,et al."Yao herbal medicinal market during the Dragon Boat Festival in Jianghua County, China".JOURNAL OF ETHNOBIOLOGY AND ETHNOMEDICINE 14(2018):25.
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