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Ethnomedicine

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INTRODUCTION

Ethnomedicine refers to the study of traditional medical practice which is concerned with the cultural interpretation of health, diseases and illness and also addresses the healthcareseeking process and healing practices (1). The practice of ethnomedicine is a complex multi-disciplinary system constituting the use of plants, spirituality and the natural environment and has been the source of healing for people for millennia (2).

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013
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