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Title: Assessing the effects of indigenous migration on zootherapeutic practices in the semiarid region of Brazil
Authors: Santos, Carlos Alberto Batista
Albuquerque, Ulysses Paulino de
Souto, Wedson Medeiros Silva
Alves, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega
Affilliation: Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco. Departamento de Ciências Biológicas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Etnobiologia e Conservação da Natureza. Recife, PE, Brasil / Universidade do Estado da Bahia. Departamento de Tecnologia e Ciências Sociais. Juazeiro, BA, Brasil.
Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco. Departamento de Ciências Biológicas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Etnobiologia e Conservação da Natureza. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Piauí. Floriano, PI, Brasil / Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Centro de Ciências Exatas e da Natureza. Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas. João Pessoa, PB, Brasil.
Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco. Departamento de Ciências Biológicas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Etnobiologia e Conservação da Natureza. Recife, PE, Brasil / Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Centro de Ciências Exatas e da Natureza. Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas. João Pessoa, PB, Brasil / Universidade Estadual da Paraíba. Departamento de Biologia. Campina Grande, PB, Brasil.
Abstract: Human migration implies adaptations to new environments, such as ways to benefit from the available biodiversity. This study focused on the use of animal-derived remedies, and we investigated the effects of migration on the traditional medical system of the indigenous Truká people. This ethnic group lives in Northeast Brazil and is currently distributed in four distinct villages. In these villages, the zootherapeutic knowledge of 54 indigenous people was determined through semi-structured questionnaires given from September 2013 to January 2014. The interviewees indicated 137 zootherapeutic uses involving 21 animal species. The variety of species and their uses have a higher similarity between villages that are closer to each other, which can be a reflection of geographic and environmental factors. However, even close villages showed a low similarity in the zootherapeutic uses recorded, which reflects a strong idiosyncrasy regarding the knowledge of each village. Hence, each village may be influenced by the physical environment and contact with other cultures, which may maintain or reduce the contact of younger villages with the original village.
Keywords: Zootherapy
Indigenous populations
Brazil
Social geography
Rheumatic pain
Myalgia
Traditional medicine
Human mobility
Keywords: Região Nordeste
Pernambuco
Migração
Truká
DeCS: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Migração Humana
Medicina Tradicional
Farmacologia
Plantas Medicinais
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Citation: SANTOS, Carlos Alberto Batista et al. Assessing the effects of indigenous migration on zootherapeutic practices in the semiarid region of Brazil. PLoS ONE, v. 11, n. 1, p. 1-14, 8 Jan. 2016.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146657
ISSN: 1932-6203
Copyright: open access
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