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dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-18T16:08:59Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-18T16:08:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/128356
dc.description.abstract Knowledge linked to the traditions of different groups of immigrants in the large cities is a central issue for Urban Ethnobotany, and they constitute a starting point for the discipline approach. This article contributes to the study about local botanical knowledge within the pluricultural context of Buenos Aires-La Plata Metropolitan Area, in particular, the botanical knowledge about plants and its products introduced by Chinese immigrants in the Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. The registered functional food and nutraceutical plants products marketed by these immigrants (that belong to the Traditional Chinese Phytotherapy) are locally employed for the treatment of some ailments usually linked to the urban lifestyle, such as hypercholesterolemia, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, among others. In this sense, the work contributes to the understanding of the local biocultural diversity (both plants and its associated knowledge). The research followed usual qualitative ethnobotanical methods and techniques, especially semi-structured and free interviews to 250 qualified informants, prior informed consent. In addition, a bibliographic review about species biological activity and studied effects were realized, in order to compare it with the locally assigned uses. An inventory of plant products of 52 vascular plants (vegetables, legumes, fruits, condiments) locally recognized as functional foods was obtained. Plants products belonging to 30 of the 52 treated taxa are commercialized only within the restricted commercial circuit of the Chinese immigrants. Therefore, these taxa are considered “invisible” for the majority of local inhabitants. Plants products of the 22 remaining taxa are marketed in both the restricted Chinese circuit and the general commercial one. Then, these taxa are “visible” for all residents. Local botanical knowledge is evaluated from the circulation of plant products in local trade circuits. “Invisible” taxa may become “visible” when entering the general commercial circuit. This “visualization process” of plants products and its associated knowledge express the local botanical knowledge dynamics. en
dc.language en es
dc.subject Ethnobotany es
dc.subject Urban Pluricultural Context es
dc.subject Local Botanical Knowledge es
dc.subject Chinese Immigration es
dc.subject Argentina es
dc.title Chinese functional foods and nutraceuticals: plants and products commercialized in the Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina en
dc.type Articulo es
sedici.identifier.other doi:10.15451/ec2019-08-8.10-1-41 es
sedici.identifier.issn 2238-4782 es
sedici.creator.person Puentes, Jeremías Pedro es
sedici.creator.person Arenas, Patricia Marta es
sedici.creator.person Hurrell, Julio Alberto es
sedici.subject.materias Botánica es
sedici.description.fulltext true es
mods.originInfo.place Laboratorio de Etnobotánica y Botánica Aplicada es
sedici.subtype Articulo es
sedici.rights.license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
sedici.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
sedici.description.peerReview peer-review es
sedici.relation.journalTitle Ethnobiology and Conservation es
sedici.relation.journalVolumeAndIssue vol. 8 es


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