ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL STUDY IN FAITH HEALERS OF COLINA DO HORTO, IN JUAZEIRO DO NORTE-CE, BRAZIL

  • Wenderson Pinheiro de Lima Doutor Leão Sampaio University Center
  • Antoniel dos Santos Gomes Filho Faculdade Vale do Salgado
  • Miguel Melo Ifadireó University of Pernambuco
  • Vanessa de Carvalho Nilo Bitu Doutor Leão Sampaio University Center

Resumo

Much of our information and knowledge today is derived from popular culture, including the use of medicines to treat diseases that affect humankind. Ethnopharmacological research allows the knowledge of traditional communities to contribute to scientific studies and vice versa, since it involves not only botanical and pharmaceutical knowledge but also anthropology aspects. Throughout the Ceará Cariri region, the use of natural resources in traditional healing methods is very evident. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to investigate the popular knowledge about the therapeutic use of natural resources by faith healers in Colina do Horto in Juazeiro do Norte, CE, Brazil. Informants who were self-proclaimed prayer people and faith healers, of both sexes, were subjected to semi-structured interviews consisting of guiding questions, which allowed us to achieve the proposed objectives. The data collected were related to the origin of the resources used in magical-religious procedures, part used, method of preparation, required amount, indications for use and contraindications. Analysis of data allowed the tabulation of the species so as to correlate all the variables studied. In addition, informant consensus factor and relative importance were determined. The informants had an average age of 66 years, and the majority were elderly, illiterate and female. Among the six species used in the healing procedures, the most prevalent was Jatropha gossypiifolia. Of the 53 species cited as complementary for healing, those especially used belonged to the families Lamiaceae and Asteraceae.

Biografia do Autor

Wenderson Pinheiro de Lima, Doutor Leão Sampaio University Center
College professor in Doutor Leão Sampaio University Center. Student of the master's degree in Ethnobiology and Conservation of Nature by the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco.
Antoniel dos Santos Gomes Filho, Faculdade Vale do Salgado
Mestre em Educação Brasileira pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação da Universidade Federal do Ceará, com área de concentração em História e Educação Comparada.Docente do curso de Administração da Faculdade Vale do Salgado (FVS).Coordenador do Laboratório Interdisciplinar em Estudos Organizacionais e do Trabalho (LIEOT/ FVS).Professor-pesquisador do Laboratório Interdisciplinar em Estudos da Violência (LIEV/UNILEÃO).Especialista em Gestão de Recursos Humanos pela Faculdade de Juazeiro do Norte (FJN).Tecnólogo em Gestão Comercial pelo Centro Universitário Dr. Leão Sampaio (UNILEÃO).Licenciado em Pedagogia pela Faculdade Kurios (FAK). 
Miguel Melo Ifadireó, University of Pernambuco
College professor in University of Pernambuco. PhD in Sociology from the Federal University of Pernambuco.
Vanessa de Carvalho Nilo Bitu, Doutor Leão Sampaio University Center
College professor in Doutor Leão Sampaio University Center. PhD in Ethnobiology and Conservation of Nature by the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco.
Publicado
2019-05-28