Evaluation of several plant species to inhibit oviposition and control proliferation of rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
Estudio etnobotánico de plantas medicinales y sus indicaciones terapéuticas en el pueblo de Fomento, municipio de Codó, Maranhao, Brasil;
Estudo etnobotânico de plantas medicinais e indicações terapêuticas no povoado Fomento, município de Codó, Maranhão, Brasil
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Introduction: Ethnobotanical studies are based on local therapeutic knowledge. This has made it possible to retrieve the popular knowledge treasured by Maranhao communities. Objective: Conduct an ethnobotanical study based on traditional knowledge about medicinal plants commonly used for therapeutic purposes by residents of the village of Fomento, municipality of Codó, Maranhao, Brazil. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were applied which were recorded with the prior consent of residents and eventually transcribed. Results: The plants used as folk medicine of the village of Fomento are: Schinus terebinthifolia, Aloe vera, Plectranthus barbatus, Cymbopogon citratus, Davilla rugosa, Cassia occidentalis L., Hyptis brevipes, Nasturtium Officinale, Lippia alba, Lavandula officinalis, Himathantus drasticus, Momordica charantia L., Alpinia speciosa, Euterpe edulis and Solanum fastigiatum Willd. Conclusions: Medicinal plants are still a viable alternative for the treatment of diseases commonly found in the village. Ethnobotanical studies via identification have become a very important tool.