Bellia G. & Pieroni A.
Isolated, but transnational: the glocal nature of Waldensian ethnobotany, Western Alps, NW Italy
J Ethnobiol Ethnomed
Background: An ethnobotanical field study on the traditional uses of wild plants for food as well as medicinal and veterinary plants was conducted in four Waldensian valleys (Chisone, Germanasca, Angrogna, and Pellice) in the Western Alps, Piedmont, NW Italy. Waldensians represent a religious Protestant Christian minority that originated in France and spread around 1,170 AD to the Italian side of Western Alps, where, although persecuted for centuries, approximately 20,000 believers still survive …