NDN Science Show
#22 - Ethnobotany
Ethnobotany can be looked at in different ways. On one hand, it describes the people-plant relationships that Indigenous cultures have always relied on. And on the other, it can be seen as the discipline within science that studies these relationships, plant biology, and their stories. In this episode, we dive into definitions, some history, and we even talk about aliens a little bit. We also go over why we think this is an important topic and how we view plant relationships.
Here are some of the main ideas we talk about:
- Definitions of botany and ethnobotany
- Differences between botany and ethnobotany
- The history of ethnobotany
- Our perspectives on plant relations
- Seasonality and Gratitude
Links & Resources:
Merriam-Webster Definitions of [Botany](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botany) and [Ethnobotany](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnobotany)
[Egyptian Ethnobotany Pregnancy Tests](https://history.nih.gov/exhibits/thinblueline/timeline.html)
[Lavender and Xenoestrogens](https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/lavender-tea-tree-oils-may-cause-breast-growth-boys)
[Hippocrates](https://www.iep.utm.edu/hippocra/), [Aldo Leopold](https://www.aldoleopold.org/about/aldo-leopold/), & [Native Pragmatism](http://blogs.harvard.edu/hltf/files/2011/02/Binder3.pdf)
[Camas](https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_caqub2.pdf) and [Bitterroot](https://www.mtpr.org/post/field-notes-all-about-bitterroot-montanas-state-flower)
[Witness to Injustice Blanket Exercise](https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=KzXdi_RDkjc)
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