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Magic foods: Rituals, medicine, and the modern diet.

Author: Sarah M Jung; California State University, Los Angeles. Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences.
Publisher: 2013.
Dissertation: M.S. California State University, Los Angeles 2013
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation   Computer File : English
Publication:Masters Abstracts International, 52-01(E)
Summary:
The purpose of this thesis project is to examine the relationships between rituals, ethnomedicine practices and the foodways of human civilizations. The project will be a book detailing functional plant foods consumed by ancient cultures. The focus of the project will be botanically related edible plants with recorded ceremonial use that have proven biological effects on human health. The project will cover the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic dissertations
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Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah M Jung; California State University, Los Angeles. Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences.
ISBN: 9781303283185 1303283182
OCLC Number: 939439235
Notes: Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 52-01.
Adviser: Chick F. Tam.
Description: 1 online resource (137 pages)

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis project is to examine the relationships between rituals, ethnomedicine practices and the foodways of human civilizations. The project will be a book detailing functional plant foods consumed by ancient cultures. The focus of the project will be botanically related edible plants with recorded ceremonial use that have proven biological effects on human health. The project will cover the plants in the following order: Apiales order (Apiaceae (cow parsnip), Araliaceae (devil's club)); Capparales order (Brassicaceae (shepherd's purse, watercress), Moringacaceae (moringa)); Caryophyllales order (Caryophyllaceae (chickweed), Chenopodiaceae (lamb's quarters), Portulacaceae (purslane)); Asteraceae (coltsfoot, mugwort), Ericaceae (uva ursi); Fabaceae (red clover); Lamiaceae (holy basil); Liliaceae (Solomon's seal). Looking to the past may help predict future superfoods. A book detailing the influence of traditional religious dietary practices on the contemporary food industry can inspire readers to try new healthful foods and illuminate future possibilities for the burgeoning functional food market.
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