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Interações (Campo Grande)
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MOTA, Renata dos Santos and DIAS, Henrique Machado. Quilombolas group and medicinal forest resources in southern Bahia, Brazil. Interações (Campo Grande) [online]. 2012, vol.13, n.2, pp.151-159. ISSN 1518-7012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1518-70122012000200002.
We interpreted the traditional knowledge of a Quilombola group about the use of plant species for therapeutic purposes (medicinal). Were adopted semi-structured interviews and discourse analysis to its interpretation. We identified 57 species in the herbarium for medicinal purposes. It is concluded that knowledge is essential for maintenance of socio-cultural vulnerable community and as a way of generating jobs and income the light of local sustainable development
Keywords : Ethnobotanical; Traditional group; Interdisciplinary.