What is ethnobotany?

Etnobotanica is the Italian and Spanish term for ethnobotanist. Ethnobotany is the study of human interactions with plants. This can include anything from the use of plants for medicine, food, shelter, construction, art, crafts, and more. The focus of most ethnobotanical research is with traditional societies that incorporate wild and cultivated plants into their daily life.

What does this website have to offer?

This website offers information and links to sites relevant to this field of study. In addition, it also offers a unique look at Dr. Quave’s teaching and research projects, including images of plants and people from field studies, teaching materials and links to recent publications.

Want to learn more about ethnobotany?

I have posted many free videos of my lectures, student presentations, and presentations by colleagues at conferences on the TeachEthnobotany YouTube Channel. Subscribe to the channel to stay updated on new educational videos that are released pertaining to the field!

Want updates on Dr. Quave’s research and blog posts on herbal medicine?

Want to support our research?

You can make a charitable donation to support research underway at the Quave Lab through the Emory University Giving website. More info is available here.

If you want to cite this website:

Quave, C.L. (2005 onwards) Quave Ethnobotany Website. Version 10.0, January 2014. http://www.etnobotanica.us/.

Warning – Disclaimer

This website is designed to provide information with regards to ethnobotanical research. The webmaster/author of this site is not engaged in rendering medical advice or other related services. If medical or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent doctor or physician should be sought. It is not the purpose of this website to reprint all of the information that is otherwise available to the webmaster/author, but to complement and supplement existing texts and publications. The purpose of this website is to educate and entertain in an informative and enjoyable manner. The webmaster/author shall have no liability or responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly, by the information presented on this website.


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