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Medicinal plants and their uses recorded in the Archives of Latvian Folklore from the 19th century.
J Ethnopharmacol 2020; 249:112378JE

Abstract

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE

The records of folk medicine present historical evidence of medicinal plant usage in the territory of Latvia and describe native and imported plants and plant products that were used as medicine.

AIM OF THE STUDY

To collect and analyse the ethnobotanical knowledge found in records of Latvian folk medicine available in the Archives of Latvian Folklore.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Following the International Classification of Primary Care, plant uses were grouped into one of the 17 categories based on the body systems and psychological and social problems. Each plant was identified by its scientific name according to The Plant List website. Additionally, the plant parts used, dosage forms of herbal medicines and routes of administration were analysed.

RESULTS

In total, 211 genera belonging to 71 families were mentioned in the analysed materials. The most common health conditions were digestive system disorders, respiratory system disorders and skin disorders. The plant families with the largest number of taxa were Asteraceae, Rosaceae, Lamiaceae, and Apiaceae. The most frequently mentioned native plant taxa were Achillea millefolium L., Matricaria chamomilla L., Allium cepa L., Artemisia absinthium L., and Plantago sp. L. Leaves and flowers were the most commonly used parts, and herbal tea was the most common dosage form. Only 59 out of 211 taxa mentioned in this study are included in the official herbal monographs of the European Medicines Agency.

CONCLUSIONS

One hundred and fifty-two plant taxa mentioned in the records of Latvian folk medicine are not included in the European Union herbal monographs providing scientific information on the safety and efficacy and deserve further exploration as traditional herbal medicines.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dosage Form Technology, Riga Stradins University, 16 Dzirciema Str, Riga, LV-1007, Latvia; Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, 21 Aizkraukles Str, LV-1006, Riga, Latvia. Electronic address: inga.sile@rsu.lv.Department of Dosage Form Technology, Riga Stradins University, 16 Dzirciema Str, Riga, LV-1007, Latvia. Electronic address: edita.romane@rsu.lv.Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia, 3 Mūkusalas Str, Riga, LV-1423, Latvia. Electronic address: sanita.reinsone@lulfmi.lv.Department of Dosage Form Technology, Riga Stradins University, 16 Dzirciema Str, Riga, LV-1007, Latvia. Electronic address: baiba.maurina@rsu.lv.Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, 21 Aizkraukles Str, LV-1006, Riga, Latvia. Electronic address: tirzite@latnet.lv.Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, 21 Aizkraukles Str, LV-1006, Riga, Latvia; Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Riga Stradins University, 16 Dzirciema Str, Riga, LV-1007, Latvia. Electronic address: maija.dambrova@farm.osi.lv.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31707047

Citation

Sile, Inga, et al. "Medicinal Plants and Their Uses Recorded in the Archives of Latvian Folklore From the 19th Century." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 249, 2020, p. 112378.
Sile I, Romane E, Reinsone S, et al. Medicinal plants and their uses recorded in the Archives of Latvian Folklore from the 19th century. J Ethnopharmacol. 2020;249:112378.
Sile, I., Romane, E., Reinsone, S., Maurina, B., Tirzite, D., & Dambrova, M. (2020). Medicinal plants and their uses recorded in the Archives of Latvian Folklore from the 19th century. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 249, p. 112378. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2019.112378.
Sile I, et al. Medicinal Plants and Their Uses Recorded in the Archives of Latvian Folklore From the 19th Century. J Ethnopharmacol. 2020 Mar 1;249:112378. PubMed PMID: 31707047.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Medicinal plants and their uses recorded in the Archives of Latvian Folklore from the 19th century. AU - Sile,Inga, AU - Romane,Edita, AU - Reinsone,Sanita, AU - Maurina,Baiba, AU - Tirzite,Dace, AU - Dambrova,Maija, Y1 - 2019/11/09/ PY - 2019/02/13/received PY - 2019/11/05/revised PY - 2019/11/05/accepted PY - 2019/11/11/pubmed PY - 2019/11/11/medline PY - 2019/11/11/entrez KW - Ethnomedicine KW - Medicinal use category KW - Records of Latvian folk medicine KW - folk medicine SP - 112378 EP - 112378 JF - Journal of ethnopharmacology JO - J Ethnopharmacol VL - 249 N2 - ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The records of folk medicine present historical evidence of medicinal plant usage in the territory of Latvia and describe native and imported plants and plant products that were used as medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY: To collect and analyse the ethnobotanical knowledge found in records of Latvian folk medicine available in the Archives of Latvian Folklore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following the International Classification of Primary Care, plant uses were grouped into one of the 17 categories based on the body systems and psychological and social problems. Each plant was identified by its scientific name according to The Plant List website. Additionally, the plant parts used, dosage forms of herbal medicines and routes of administration were analysed. RESULTS: In total, 211 genera belonging to 71 families were mentioned in the analysed materials. The most common health conditions were digestive system disorders, respiratory system disorders and skin disorders. The plant families with the largest number of taxa were Asteraceae, Rosaceae, Lamiaceae, and Apiaceae. The most frequently mentioned native plant taxa were Achillea millefolium L., Matricaria chamomilla L., Allium cepa L., Artemisia absinthium L., and Plantago sp. L. Leaves and flowers were the most commonly used parts, and herbal tea was the most common dosage form. Only 59 out of 211 taxa mentioned in this study are included in the official herbal monographs of the European Medicines Agency. CONCLUSIONS: One hundred and fifty-two plant taxa mentioned in the records of Latvian folk medicine are not included in the European Union herbal monographs providing scientific information on the safety and efficacy and deserve further exploration as traditional herbal medicines. SN - 1872-7573 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31707047/Medicinal_plants_and_their_uses_recorded_in_the_Archives_of_Latvian_Folklore_from_the_19th_century L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-8741(19)30611-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -