Human Ecology (2018) 46:133–141 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-017-9961-y 1 1 Jacek Drobnik & Adam Stebel Published online: 6 December 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication . . . . Keywords Brachythecium rutabulum Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus Homalothecium sericeum Materia Medica Dressing . . materials Moss Historical botanical nomenclature Introduction unavailable or unaffordable Materia Medica. Examples in- clude the Harz Mountains (Thal 1588), Silesia (von The search for new pharmaceuticals from naturally occurring Schwenckfeld 1600), Pomerania (Ölhafen 1643, 1656), and biological materials has been guided by ethnobiological data. East Prussia (Loesel 1654). Since Galen’s first century works The investigation of folk medicine is a valuable tool in listed mostly Italian medicinal plants, these books enabled bioprospecting for pharmaceutical compounds (Costa-Neto local inhabitants, including pharmacists and physicians, to 2002), and natural product drug development is key to the harvest medicinal raw materials locally (Cooper 2010). pharmaceutical industry. Over the past decade, research on Historical medical applications of some species bryophytes medicinal plants has increasingly used historical medico- listed in these catalogues correspond with today’spharmaco- botanical texts both to study the development of pharmaco- logical knowledge of the herb (Asakawa 2007;Asakawa et al. poeias as well as to identify candidate species for
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