By Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa
People have trusted medicinal items derived from normal resources for millennia, and animals have lengthy been an immense a part of that repertoire; approximately all cultures, from precedent days to the current, have used animals as a resource of drugs. parts derived from wild animals aren't merely common in conventional treatments, yet also are more and more valued as uncooked fabrics within the instruction of recent medications. unfortunately, the unsustainable use of crops and animals in conventional medication is well-known as a hazard to flora and fauna conservation, due to which discussions about the hyperlinks among conventional drugs and biodiversity have gotten more and more principal, rather in view of the truth that people medication is the first resource of healthiness take care of eighty% of the world’s inhabitants. This ebook discusses the position of animals in conventional folks medication and its that means for natural world conservation. we are hoping to additional stimulate additional discussions in regards to the use of biodiversity and its implications for flora and fauna conservation strategies.
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28 R. R. N. Alves et al. Fig. 1 Informal sector markets characterize the animal medicines trade in Africa. a Stalls selling antelope horns, crocodile skulls, and a diversity of carnivore and non-human primate skulls for sale in Benin. Typical animals traded across West and southern Africa are: b Vulture heads (Xipamanine market, Mozambique); c Pythons (whole, the fat, or the skins) (Benin); d Hornbill heads and aardvark claws (Cote d’Ivoire); e Small mammals and bats (in this case, Eidolon helvum) and f Hippopotamus (H.
Moreover, the stability and hygiene of medicinal products commercialized in markets is unknown, but probably varies enormously between traders and traditional healers (Mander et al. 2007). In Brazil, Alves and Rosa (2007b) ranked the sanitary conditions of the zootherapeutical products as poor; in the same direction, a study on the commercialization of medicinal plants in São Luís city, NE Brazil (Amaral et al. 5% of the material analyzed were contaminated by bacteria. In Ouagadougou market, Burkina Faso, traditional healers have been recorded selling animal parts from trophy animals prepared by taxidermists (Fig.
Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine: Implications for Conservation by Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Ierecê Lucena Rosa