Ethnobotany is the science that studies the relationships between humans and human societies with plants.
It has the purpose of recording, describing, interpreting and explaining the whole range of these relationships, as well as the connections created by human cultures with the local flora.
Richard Evans Schultes, considered to be the founder of ethnobotany
Plants as a source of food, their therapeutic use, the contribution of plants as raw material of clothing, their use as building materials, their use in the ritual aspects of social life are areas of research for ethnobotanists.
But the concentration of ethnobotany cognitive material goes further.
The search for and suggestion of new plant food sources as well as the emergence, management and increase of biodiversity are also part of the cognitive load but at the same time the contribution of ethnobotany to science and to modern civilization.
Richard Evans Schultes is the founder of ethnobotany, although he was not the author of this term, while Mark Plotkin is among the top scientists.
The leading ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin, with a native
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