Economic Botany

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 423–450 | Cite as

Ethnomedicine in Tonga

  • Michael A. Weiner


Local medical practices in this Pacific archipelago are reviewed, the folk taxonomy and medicinal uses of 71 plants are discussed, and the medicinal applications of each species in some other regions of the Pacific are enumerated. Included are the plant parts used, Tongan names, the illnesses, and the preparations of the remedies.


Alkaloid Bark Medicinal Plant Economic Botany Curcuma Longa 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Weiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyHonolulu

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