Participatory methods on the recording of traditional knowledge about medicinal plants in Atlantic forest, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

dc.contributor.authorSauini, Thamara
dc.contributor.authorda Fonseca-Kruel, Viviane Stern
dc.contributor.authorYazbek, Priscila Baptistela
dc.contributor.authorMatta, Priscila
dc.contributor.authorCassas, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorda Cruz, Crenilda
dc.contributor.authorBarretto, Eduardo Hortal Pereira
dc.contributor.authordos Santos, Maria Alice
dc.contributor.authorGomes, Maria Angelica Silva
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Ricardo José Francischetti
dc.contributor.authorHonda, Sumiko
dc.contributor.authorPassero, Luiz Felipe Domingues [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorConde, Bruno Esteves
dc.contributor.authorRodrigues, Eliana
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionJardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionAssociação dos Remanescentes de Quilombo do Cambury
dc.contributor.institutionSecretaria Municipal do Verde do Meio Ambiente da Prefeitura do Município de São Paulo
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.abstractIntroduction Ethnobotanical studies that include participatory methods aim to engage residents in different steps to promote the strengthening and perpetuation of local culture, and empowerment in making decisions about the use of available environmental resources. Thus, the aim of this project was to perform an ethnobotanical survey based on traditional knowledge of medicinal plants with the active participation of residents living in Bairro do Cambury, Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil. Materials and methods During meetings held between the researchers and community members, locally used plants were regarded as an important means for preserving local knowledge for future generations. Some residents showed interest in participating as local partners, and training courses for collecting ethnobotanical data were offered. Local partners and researchers from São Paulo Federal University (Universidade Federal de São Paulo) utilized ethnobotanical methods to select and interview the specialists in medicinal plants for 80 days between 2016 and 2018. Data on plant use were recorded, and plants were collected and deposited in two herbaria. Furthermore, participant observation and fieldwork diaries were used by the researchers, aiding the data analysis. Results Three local partners participated in objective definitions, data collection, analysis and publication. Nine local specialists were interviewed by the local partners and indicated the use of 82 plant species in 90 recipes for 55 therapeutic uses. These uses were grouped into 12 categories. In addition, a video and booklet were created. Conclusions Data obtained during participatory research show that training local communities in the registration of their own knowledge is feasible and necessary since they register knowledge based on local perceptions, as well as valuing knowledge and approaching the current discussion about intellectual property is a global concern.en
dc.description.affiliationCenter for Ethnobotanical and Ethnopharmacological Studies (CEE) Department of Environmental Sciences Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliationJardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
dc.description.affiliationAmerindian Studies Center Universidade de São Paulo (CEstA-USP)
dc.description.affiliationAssociação dos Remanescentes de Quilombo do Cambury
dc.description.affiliationHerbário Municipal (PMSP) Secretaria Municipal do Verde do Meio Ambiente da Prefeitura do Município de São Paulo
dc.description.affiliationInstitute of Biosciences São Paulo State University (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationUnespInstitute of Biosciences São Paulo State University (UNESP)
dc.identifier.citationPLoS ONE, v. 15, n. 5, 2020.
dc.relation.ispartofPLoS ONE
dc.titleParticipatory methods on the recording of traditional knowledge about medicinal plants in Atlantic forest, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazilen