How do Pygmies accumulate medicinal plant knowledge?

 

 

In this video, a hunter-gatherer parent, Tokidya and Semoi, are preparing medicine for their son who is suffering from stomach pain. They boil the bark of different trees to use as a remedy.  In our study on sharing of plant knowledge, we found that Pygmy couples exchange a lot of information on how to use a plant for medicine. When a couple starts living together, they share the knowledge that they learnt from their families as children. In this way, Pygmies combine different uses of plants and accumulate their knowledge.

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Bu videoda, avci-toplayici bir cift, Tokidya ve Semoi, karin agrisi ceken cocuklari icin ilac hazirliyor. Tedavi icin bir cok agacin kabugunu kaynatiyorlar. Bitki bilgilerinin paylasimiyla ilgili olan calismamizda, Pigme ciftlerinin bitkilerin tedavi icin nasil kullandiklarina dair pek cok bilgi alisverisinde bulunduklarini bulduk. Ciftler, cocukken kendi ailelerinde ogrendikleri bitkileri evlenince birbirleriyle paylasiyorlar. Bu sayede Pigmeler farkli bitki kullanimlarini birlestirip bilgilerini biriktirmis oluyor.

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This bark is cut to be used as medicine by BaYaka hunter-gatherers of Congo-Brazzaville. The BaYaka often boil pieces of bark in water and drink the juice to treat respiratory and digestive problems. © Gul Deniz Salali

 

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This entry was published on September 9, 2016 at 11:48 am. It’s filed under Arastirma haberleri, English, Research news, Turkce, Videos and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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