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Title: Ethnobotanical knowledge in the peruvian Amazon of the neglected and underutilized crop Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.)
Authors: Rodríguez Del Castillo, Ángel Martín
Gonzalez Aspajo, German
Sánchez Márquez, María de Fátima
Kodahl, Nete
Keywords: Plukenetia volubilis
Conocimiento indígena
Aceite de cacahuete
Ácidos grasos
Cultivos autóctonos
San Martín, región
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: The New York Botanical Garden Press
Citation: Economic Botany, 73(2): 281–287
Abstract: This paper reports the current ethnobotanical knowledge of the oleaginous plant Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) derived from 173 interviews conducted in the San Martín and Loreto regions of Perú, to which the plant is native. Sacha Inchi is well known in the regions and is attributed to its numerous health benefits, in particular, control of cholesterol and improvements to cardiovascular health.
ISSN: 1874-9364
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