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Ethnomedicine is a captivating field that explores the traditional medical practices, beliefs, and knowledge systems of different cultures and indigenous communities around the world. This interdisciplinary field combines anthropology, medicine, and cultural studies to understand how various societies perceive health, illness, and healing. Ethnomedicine sheds light on the wisdom passed down through generations and the unique ways communities manage their health and well-being.

Ethnomedical researchers investigate traditional remedies, healing rituals, and the use of local plants, animals, and minerals for medicinal purposes. By studying these practices, scientists gain insights into the cultural significance of healing practices and how they have contributed to the preservation of biodiversity. Ethnomedicine also highlights the importance of integrating traditional knowledge into modern healthcare approaches.

  • Traditional healing practices
  • Medicinal plant knowledge
  • Shamanic healing traditions
  • Herbal medicine
  • Indigenous medical systems
  • Cultural beliefs about health
  • Ethnobotany
  • Ritual healing ceremonies
  • Healing arts and practices
  • Ethnomedicine and modern healthcare
  • Traditional knowledge and biodiversity conservation
  • Ethnomedical research methodologies
  • Ethnomedicine and community health
  • Cultural perceptions of illness
  • Ethnomedicine and global health
  • Indigenous healthcare practices
  • Ethnomedicine and mental health
  • Ethnomedicine and women's health
  • Ethnomedicine education and outreach
  • Advancements in ethnomedicine research
  • Ethnomedicine and cultural preservation
  • Ethnomedicine and sustainable development
  • Ethnomedicine and social justice
  • Ethnomedicine and public policy
  • Ethnomedicine and holistic healing

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Review Article Article ID: igmin148
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Open Access Policy refers to a set of principles and guidelines aimed at providing unrestricted access to scholarly research and literature. It promotes the free availability and unrestricted use of research outputs, enabling researchers, students, and the general public to access, read, download, and distribute scholarly articles without financial or legal barriers. In this response, I will provide you with an overview of the history and latest resolutions related to Open Access Policy.

The Kazakh Language Requires Reform of its Writing
by Sharipbay Altynbek

The article provides information about modern problems of writing the Kazakh language, the importance of its role and development in the context of mass digitization using artificial intelligence technologies and computational linguistics methods. The incorrectness of the current alphabet of the Kazakh language based o...n the Cyrillic alphabet is proved in connection with the inclusion of Cyrillic letters in it, denoting phonemes that are not included in its sound structure. The necessity of reforming the Kazakh writing by replacing the incorrect alphabet is substantiated. Errors and contradictions are shown in the approved version of the Kazakh alphabet based on the Latin alphabet, as well as the alphabet proposed as a replacement for the approved one, in which some previous errors are repeated. In both cases, no analysis and clarification of the sound system of the Kazakh language, which is the basis of any alphabet, is carried out. In this study, to clarify the sound system of the Kazakh language, experiments were carried out to determine the articulation and acoustic features of Kazakh sounds with the help the computer programs used for many natural languages. In the articulation analysis, special attention was paid to vowels, which give rise to various contradictions in the Kazakh letter. It is proposed to use a new classification of vowels according to four binary features, rather than the traditional classification according to three binary features. Acoustic analysis uses the method of formant analysis, which is aimed at identifying certain formants in the spectrogram. The formant is obtained using a spectrograph. Quantitatively, the formants correspond to the maxima in the speech spectrum and usually appear on spectrograms as horizontal bands. After determining the composition and classification of the sound system of the Kazakh language, two variants of the alphabet based on the Latin alphabet are proposed: the first one is based on the Turkish alphabet using diacritical marks; the second is based on the English alphabet using digraphs. The second option offers ways to solve problems that arise when using digraphs. In conclusion, information is provided on the ongoing and ongoing work in Kazakhstan related to the creation of smart systems in the Kazakh language based on the methods and technologies of artificial intelligence and computational linguistics, the results of which are reflected in the list of sources.

Linguistics EthnomedicineComputational Chemistry
Review Article Article ID: igmin130
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Open Access Policy refers to a set of principles and guidelines aimed at providing unrestricted access to scholarly research and literature. It promotes the free availability and unrestricted use of research outputs, enabling researchers, students, and the general public to access, read, download, and distribute scholarly articles without financial or legal barriers. In this response, I will provide you with an overview of the history and latest resolutions related to Open Access Policy.

Indigenous Environmental Resilience: Decoding Ancient Rozvi Wisdom on Mountain Ecosystems as Disaster Management Solutions
by Lesley Hatipone Machiridza

Since time immemorial, Indigenous communities have always perceived the landscape as a complex web of living, physical, and spiritual things. These communities have always relied on their Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS), emphasizing ancestral burial grounds, mountains, caves, rivers, pools, forests, monuments, and o...ther cultural diacritics as symbols of place identity. In addition, myriad metaphors like taboos, legends, tales, folklore, myths, proverbs, stories, and practices, also constituted an integral part of Indigenous cultural and nature connections. This heritage was constantly imagined and configured to cement human-nature relations. However, the advent of colonialism severely violated this status quo, thereby causing deep environmental, political, and social crises. Through imposing a hegemonic scientific paradigm, knowledge compartmentalization, and capitalist aggrandizing practices, the original harmonious human-nature praxis premised on IKS was disrupted. To this day, the exclusionary colonial legacy and poisoned ‘sense of place’ remains our greatest threat to climate and environmental stability. Thus, this paper advocates for the recentralization of IKS as a valid way of knowing with already inbuilt human and natural disaster management solutions. By pivoting Rozvi narratives premised on five mountains, namely; Manyanga in Bubi district, Mavangwe, MunwewaMwari and Bepe in Buhera district, and Mutikwiri in Maungwe near Rusape town, all situated in former Butua/Guruuswa regions of Zimbabwe as case studies, the power of ancient wisdom as a holistic epistemic approach towards sustainable human-nature relations is explicated.

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