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Sambucus nigra L. in Catalonia (Iberian Peninsula)

By Joan Vallès, Maria Angels Bonet, Teresa Garnatje, J. Muntanè, Montserrat Parada and Montserrat Rigat


32 p., fot. col. -- Cap. 16 de la obra Underutilized and underexploited horticultural crops (vol. 5)We present in this paper the data about the popular uses of elder (Sambucus nigra) obtained in ethnobotanical studies carried out in the districts ("comarques") of Pallars [ussá, Pallars Sobir á, Cerdanya, Conflent, Capcir,Ripolles and Alt Empordá (Pyrenees) and in the Montseny massif (Catalan Prelittoral Range), complemented with others from different Catalan regions (also investigated by our group), and compared with those from other Iberian and Mediterranean territories. This bush or small tree is one of the most reported and used plants (for medicinal and other purposes), not on1y in the regions studied, but in all Catalonia and in many other areas as well. It is one of the most versatile plants, since its uses embrace many different fields like medicinal, food, ornamental, craft industry and games among others. It ís, in addition, aremarkable fact that almost every part of the plant (bark, root, leaves, flowers, fruits) has some uses.Peer reviewe

Publisher: New India Publishing Agency
Year: 2010
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