Herbs as a food and medicine source in Palestine

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This article describes the broad ethno-botany and folk medicine in Palestine. It presents examples of different edible plants and their use by Palestinians in a host of manners, fresh, cooked and dried, both as foodstuffs and treatment of diseases and medical disorders. Their potential application as cancer chemopreventive agents needs to be a focus of research attention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-407
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Ethno-botany
  • Food
  • Herbs
  • Medicine
  • Palestine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Cancer Research


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