Specie mediterranee di interesse etnobotanico in Sicilia

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Abstract

[automatically translated] For the remarkable biodiversity of natural heritage and the many civilizations that continued throughout history, Sicily is an area of particular interest to ethnobotanical aspects. The survey, conducted in 2007/2008, focused on the plant species, mostly herbaceous and shrubby, recognized by folk tradition and used for other uses: food, cosmetics, medicine, veterinary, handcrafted, ornamental. The geographical areas covered by the survey were those mountainous interior of Sicily, in particular, the Nebrodi Park, the Park of the Madonie and the District of Sicani Monti, for a total of 70 municipalities. Through interviews with locals, bibliographic research, field surveys and comparisons with herbals, traditional uses of infrageneric 339 taxa belonging to a total of 85 families were detected. In addition to safeguard the ancient knowledge of rural culture, purpose of the study it is to exploit the Sicilian inland areas, identifying herbaceous and Mediterranean shrub species from possibly propose cultivation for use in various sectors, such as health food, crafts, traditional cuisine. This may allow the discovery and spread of natural products related to historical and cultural and topographical features. such as herbal medicine, crafts, traditional cuisine. This may allow the discovery and spread of natural products related to historical and cultural and topographical features. such as herbal medicine, crafts, traditional cuisine. This may allow the discovery and spread of natural products related to historical and cultural and topographical features.
Original languageItalian
Pages180-180
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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