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Author Berlin, Elois Ann, 1937- author.

Title Medical ethnobiology of the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico : the gastrointestinal diseases / Elois Ann Berlin and Brent Berlin ; with contributions by Xavier Lozoya [and nine others]
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1996


Description 1 online resource (592 pages) : illustrations
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents 2. The Diarrheas; 3. The Abdominal Pains; 4. The Worms; 5. Summary and Conclusions; Appendix: Pharmacological Activity of Plant Species Used as Admixtures; Glossary of Technical Terms; References; Index of Maya Terms; General Index
Summary Whereas most previous work on Maya healing has focused on ritual and symbolism, this book presents evidence that confirms the scientific foundations of traditional Maya medicine. Data drawn from analysis of the medical practices of two Mayan-speaking peoples, the Tzeltal and Tzotzil, reveal that they have developed a large number of herbal remedies based on a highly sophisticated understanding of the physiology and symptomatology of common diseases and on an in-depth knowledge of medicinal plants. Here Elois Ann Berlin and Brent Berlin, along with their many collaborators, provide detailed in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gastrointestinal system -- Diseases -- Treatment
Materia medica, Vegetable -- Mexico -- Chiapas
Tzeltal Indians.
Tzotzil Indians
Ethnobiology -- Mexico -- Chiapas
Traditional medicine -- Mexico -- Chiapas
Indians of North America.
Botany, Medical.
Medicinal plants.
Gastrointestinal Diseases -- therapy
Herbal Medicine
Indians, North American
Materia Medica
Plants, Medicinal
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Medicinal plants
Indians of North America
Botany, Medical
Gastrointestinal system -- Diseases -- Treatment
Materia medica, Vegetable
Traditional medicine
Tzeltal Indians
Tzotzil Indians
Mexico -- Chiapas
Form Electronic book
Author Berlin, Brent, author
Lozoya L., Xavier (Lozoya Legorreta), contributor.
ISBN 9781400872886