Estevão do Nascimento Fernandes de Souza's research while affiliated with University of Reading and other places

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Ethnobotanical databases serve as repositories of traditional knowledge (TK), either at international or local scales. By documenting plant species with traditional use, and most importantly, the applications and modes of use of such species, ethnobotanical databases play a role in the conservation of TK and also provide access to information that...


... The generational loss of traditional medicine knowledge is considered to be one of the greatest risks to using ethnopharmacology in the drug discovery process, along with the loss of the natural resources due to overexploitation and/or economic activities (Buenz et al. 2018). Therefore, the establishment of ethnobotanical databases to register plant species with traditional uses, their applications, and modes of uses constitutes a valid strategy for conservation of traditional knowledge, as recently reported for the Brazilian database Ewé (Souza and Hawkins 2020). ...