Traditional use of medicinal plants in the boreal forest of Canada: Review and perspectives
Yadav Uprety, Hugo Asselin, Archana Dhakal and Nancy Julien
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012, 8:7 (30 January 2012), doi:10.1186/1746-4269-8-7

According to the authors, this review is the most comprehensive to date to reveal the rich traditional medicinal knowledge of Aboriginal peoples of the Canadian boreal forest. Future ethnobotanical research endeavours should focus on documenting the knowledge held by Aboriginal groups that have so far received less attention, particularly those of the western boreal forest. In addition, several critical issues need to be addressed regarding the legal, ethical and cultural aspects of the conservation of medicinal plant species and the protection of the associated traditional knowledge. Read the abstract … Download the full article [provisional pdf] …