Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/578551
Title:
Medicinal Plants of Namibia
Author:
Brumbaugh, Michaela Amber
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This field guide covering 20 plants native to Namibia, located between Angola and South Africa on the Atlantic Coast, with medicinal uses by indigenous tribes, was written to help preserve the traditional knowledge that is presently passed orally from generation to generation. As indigenous tribes transition from a nomadic, pastoralist lifestyle this traditional knowledge is at risk of being lost. Thus, the purpose of this field guide is to explain the medicinal uses of 20 selected plants by the indigenous tribes of Namibia and present botanical and ecological information about these plants. It is important for members of the scientific community to help preserve this knowledge and this field guide will help in this by consolidating research. The Namibian tribes use many plants, but only 20 are covered in this field guide because these are the ones that have been seen and documented by the author, and for which information is available from multiple sources. The format will include each plant organized alphabetically by genus and accompanied by photographs taken by the author. The order of information for each entry will follow: Plant: Genus species, Family, Common names, Range, Diagnostic characteristics, Governmental protection status, and Indigenous medicinal uses.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Plant Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ray, Dennis; Wilson, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMedicinal Plants of Namibiaen_US
dc.creatorBrumbaugh, Michaela Amberen
dc.contributor.authorBrumbaugh, Michaela Amberen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis field guide covering 20 plants native to Namibia, located between Angola and South Africa on the Atlantic Coast, with medicinal uses by indigenous tribes, was written to help preserve the traditional knowledge that is presently passed orally from generation to generation. As indigenous tribes transition from a nomadic, pastoralist lifestyle this traditional knowledge is at risk of being lost. Thus, the purpose of this field guide is to explain the medicinal uses of 20 selected plants by the indigenous tribes of Namibia and present botanical and ecological information about these plants. It is important for members of the scientific community to help preserve this knowledge and this field guide will help in this by consolidating research. The Namibian tribes use many plants, but only 20 are covered in this field guide because these are the ones that have been seen and documented by the author, and for which information is available from multiple sources. The format will include each plant organized alphabetically by genus and accompanied by photographs taken by the author. The order of information for each entry will follow: Plant: Genus species, Family, Common names, Range, Diagnostic characteristics, Governmental protection status, and Indigenous medicinal uses.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRay, Dennisen
dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Thomasen
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