The Importance of Plant Knowledge | Singing to the Plants | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

How important is traditional plant knowledge in the Amazon? According to a recent study among the Tsimane’ in Amazonian Bolivia, each standard deviation of maternal ethnobotanical knowledge increases the likelihood of good child health by more than fifty percent. And the study raises the question: What will be the cost — to the Tsimane’ and other indigenous peoples — if such ethnobotanical knowledge is lost? Read more by author Stephan Beyer PhD....

 

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