J Ethnopharmacol. 1987 Dec; 21(3): 231-51.
Slavic ethnomedicine in the Soviet Far East. Part I: Herbal remedies among Russians/Ukrainians in the Sukhodol Valley, Primorye.
Pacific Institute of Geography, Far East Science Center, Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
This paper is the first of a series of publications on Slavic ethnomedicine in the Soviet Far East. Field studies were carried out among Russian and Ukrainian residents of the Sukhodol Valley in Primorye, USSR. Primorye is the southernmost region of the Soviet Far East and the extreme southeastern area of the Soviet Union. The region is interesting because of its nature, climate and rich flora. Informants have shown broad knowledge of pharmacological properties of wild and cultivated plants of the area. The study has recorded 93 plants in 41 families. The use of six species had not been described before.