The study of how a culture utilizes its indigenous plant species. Applies to food, medicine, shelter, hunting, clothing, and religious use
a subdiscipline of anthropology that explores how societies perceive and categorize plants in their environment and how they use these plants for food, medicine, ritual, etc.
study of plants used by humans
The study of plants used by traditional cultures to achieve a profound state of consciousness.
The science of tracing the history of humanity by studying the various uses different cultures have had for plants.
The investigation of human interactions with plants.
Ethnobotany is the science which studies how plants are used in various cultures.
n: The study of indigenous knowledge bases regarding plants and their uses.
Ethnobotany is the study of the relationship between plants and people: From"ethno" - study of people and "botany" - study of plants. Ethnobotany is considered a branch of ethnobiology. Ethnobotany studies the complex relationships between (uses of) plants and cultures.