Documentation of the traditional medicinal plant use and
knowledge among the Bai people in the Shaxi Valley.
Identification of medicinal plants suitable for cultivation.
Elaboration of suggestions for local cultivation projects
according to the collected results.
frame of an ethnobotanical study (master thesis) the current
situation of medicinal plant use in the Shaxi Valley is analysed,
and suggestions regarding the cultivation of medicinal plants
are developed. First, the traditional plant knowledge of the
local people is documented, and second, medicinal plants suitable
for cultivation are identified, considering the traditional
knowledge, the environmental conditions and agricultural practices,
as well as the needs of the (international) market for cultivated
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