Barbara Frei Haller

 

Frei Haller, Barbara, PhD

Position

Lecturer and consultant in ethnopharmacy, ethnomedicine and ethnobiology
Fed. dipl. pharmacist ETH

  • Lecturer in ethnopharmacy at ETH Zurich
  • Advising pharmacist of the pharmacy of Ospidal Val Müstair, Sta. Maria i. M.
  • PhytoQuest - Agency for consulting and research into ethnobotany, ethnomedicine and phytochemistry
  • Part-time deputy pharmacist at toppharm Galerie Apotheke, St. Moritz

Institute

Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences IPW
ETH Zurich
HCI H 423
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
CH-8093 Zurich
Switzerland

E-Mail address

barbaraf@ethz.ch

 

Address for correspondence

Barbara Frei Haller
Bröl Dadaint 14
CH-7546 Ardez / Switzerland
++41 (0)81 856 10 49

Field of activities/research interests

Ethnobiology and parasitic diseases
Ethnobiology and natural product chemistry
Ethnomedicine and ethnobotany in obstetrics and midwifery
Health care and development cooperation

Projects

intended:

  • Burkhard III. from Hallwyl (1535-1598) and his „pharmacopeia for the poor“

ongoing:

  • ACR African Repellents: An ethnobotanical-phytochemical search for mosquito repellent African plants to reduce malaria transmission in rural communities.

finished:

  • Medicinal Ethnobotany of the Isthmus-Sierra Zapotecs in Oaxaca (Mexico) and Biological-Phytochemical Investigation of Selected Medicinal Plants. See: Photoessay: Bixa ("Achiote") use in Mexico

Countries of research

Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, Switzerland

Publications

  • Heinrich M, Frei Haller B, Leonti M. (2014) A perspective on natural products research and ethnopharmacology in Mexico: the eagle and the serpent on the prickly pear cactus. J Nat Prod. Mar 28;77(3):678-89. doi: 10.1021/np4009927.
  • B. Frei Haller, L. Schorta-Thom (2006) Eilen und Weilen, Warten und Eingreifen: Hebammen und Medizin im Engadin und Münstertal (Traditional midwifes and medicine in alpine Southern Switzerland), Teil I, Bündner Monatsblatt (Zeitschrift für Bündner Geschichte, Landeskunde und Baukultur) 2/2006, Teil II 4/2006.
  • B. Frei Haller (2006) Herbal medicine: who benefits from the green treasure? In: Health and Cultural Dynamics. Bulletin 100 Medicus Mundi Schweiz April 06, 32-37.
  • B. Frei Haller (2005) Das recht Hallwylisch wundtrannck. Ethnobotanische, pharmazeutische Untersuchung eines Kräuterrezeptes von Burkhard III. von Hallwyl (1535-1598). Museumsführer Schloss Hallwyl,  Band 2.
  • B. Frei Haller (2002) Pflanzenbasierte Geburtshilfe in Mexiko. (aus: B. Falch, B. Frei Haller, L. Kuntner, Heilpflanzen in der Geburtshilfe). In: Aller Anfang, D. Rüb, M. Schindler (Red.), Österr. Museum für Volkskunde Wien, Katalog, Bd. 80, REMAprint, Wien.
  • M. Baltisberger, D. Frey (Eds.), collaboration: B. Frei Haller (2003) Herbar CD-ROM, v/d/f Hochschulverlag AG  an der ETH Zürich, Zürich.
  • M. Heinrich, P.M. Bork, M.L. Schmitz, H. Rimpler, B. Frei, O. Sticher (2001) Pheophorbide A from Solanum diflorum interfers with NF-B activation. Planta Medica, 67, 156-157.
  • B. Frei, O. Sticher, M. Heinrich (2000); Zapotec and Mixe Use of Tropical Habitats for Securing Medicinal Plants in Mexico. Economic Botany, 54(1): 73-81.
  • B. Frei, M. Heinrich, P. M. Bork, D. Hermann, B. Jaki, T. Kato, M. Kunth, J. Schmitt, W. Schühly, C. Volken, O. Sticher (1998) Multiple Screening of Medicinal Plants from Oaxaca, Mexico: Ethnobotany and Bioassays as a Basis for Phytochemical Investigation. Phytomedicine, 5(3): 177-186.
  • B. Frei, M. Baltisberger, O. Sticher, M. Heinrich (1998) Medicinal Ethnobotany of the Isthmus-Sierra Zapotecs (Oaxaca, Mexico): Documentation and Assessment of Indigenous Uses. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 62(2): 149-165.
  • B. Frei, M. Heinrich, J. E. Orjala, O. Sticher (1998) Phytochemical Investigation of Begonia heracleifolia. Planta Medica, 64(4): 385-386.
  • B. Frei, O. Sticher, C. Viesca T., M. Heinrich (1998) Medicinal and Food Plants: Zapotec Criteria for Selection. Journal of Applied Botany, 72, 82-86.
  • M. Heinrich, A. Ankli, B. Frei, C. Weimann, O. Sticher (1998) Medicinal Plants in Mexico: Healer’s Consensus and Cultural Importance. Soc. Sci. Med., 47 (11): 1859-1871.
  • B. Frei (1997) Medicinal Ethnobotany of the Isthmus-Sierra Zapotecs in Oaxaca (Mexico) and Biological-Phytochemical Investigation of Selected Medicinal Plants. Diss. ETH No. 12324. marmota Verlag, Ardez.

University courses

535-0344-00L Von Ethnopharmazie zu molekularer Pharmakognosie
http://www.vvz.ethz.ch/Vorlesungsverzeichnis/lerneinheitPre.do?lerneinheitId=92410&semkez=2014W&lang=de

Other

Member of foundation board of Biovision, Foundation for Ecological Development
http://www.biovision.ch

 

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