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Title: Bible Plants Used for Therapeutic Purposes in Latin America
Author(s): MADALENO, Isabel Maria
Journal: Revue Biblique
Volume: 120    Issue: 4   Date: 2013   
Pages: 491-510
DOI: 10.2143/RBI.120.4.3200351

Abstract :
The paper lists twenty-three different bible plant species consumed for therapeutic purposes in Latin America, in our days, according to the Portuguese Tropical Research Institute fieldwork conducted in eight countries, during fourteen years. The identification of biblical taxa made use of the investigations of four known contemporary botanists. The aim is to establish whether religion has determined the preferences whilst comparing the applications of the medicinal flora in the Holy Land and in the New World.



L’article énumère 23 plantes de la Bible utilisées de nos jours en Amérique latine pour des soins médicaux. L’étude de l’Institut Portugais Tropical a porté sur 8 pays, durant 14 années. La liste biblique s’appuie sur les recherches de 4 botanistes contemporains de renom. Le but est de voir si la religion a influencé les choix dans la flore médicinale entre la Terre sainte et le Nouveau Monde.

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