Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 12 - 2020
Nursing Actions from Ethnobotany in Medicinal Species. Ramosloma Community, Ecuador
Nairovys Gómez Martínez1*, Nayaris Gómez Martínez2 and Yoel Guerra Rodriguez3
1Department of Medical Sciences, Autonomous Regional University of Los Andes "UNIANDES", Ecuador
2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Medical Sciences of Pinar del Rio, Cuba
33Faculty of Earth Sciences, Amazon State University, Ecuador
*Corresponding Author: Nairovys Gómez Martínez, Department of Medical Sciences, Autonomous Regional University of Los Andes "UNIANDES", Ecuador.
Received: June 29, 2020; Published: November 28, 2020


Introduction: Nursing as a science feels the need to know the origin, context and action of medicinal plants in order to contribute to the assistance being a field of interrelationships between active subjects.

Objective: To describe the nursing actions from the knowledge of ethnobotany in medicinal species.

Methods: Descriptive, cross-sectional study in the Ramosloma community of the Salasaca parish of the Tungurahua province in the central Andes of Ecuador in the period August-March 2019. The universe consisted of 183 inhabitants over 18 years of age, residents of the community of Ramosloma and the intentional sample of 163 of them that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The variables studied were: age, sex, way of obtaining knowledge, number of known species, nursing activities.

Results: 65.03% of the sample belonged to the female sex and 12.26% knew more than 9 medicinal plants. 96.94% of the nursing actions carried out were in the age group of 78 years and over. 59.56% acquired knowledge about medicinal plants in a traditional way, p < 0.001 when nursing actions were correlated with empirical and medical knowledge.

Conclusion: Nursing actions linked to the education of people about the correct use of medicinal plants, is of paramount importance for the adequate response to phytotherapy and its use is vital due to its easy acquisition, low economic cost and few adverse reactions.

Keywords: Ethnobotany; Species; Nursing


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Citation: Nairovys Gómez Martínez., et al. “Nursing Actions from Ethnobotany in Medicinal Species. Ramosloma Community, Ecuador”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.12 (2020): 71-76.

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