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Abstract: The article presents historical information on the origin and spread of ethnomedicine in Serbia. In addition, it addresses magical practices and folk beliefs, the healing power of plants, naturopathic remedies, animal products, the use of methods of folk surgery. The main focus is on traditional methods of treatment and, in particular, on herbal medicine which is quite widespread in the Serbian folk tradition, as well as on beliefs and rituals associated with the use of medicinal properties of plants. The Serbian legislation related to environmental protection tends to find ways and means aimed at the most intensive exploitation of medicinal plants. In present-day Serbia attempts are made to develop production of medicinal and aromatic plants on an industrial scale.
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