Barbara Frei Haller, PhD

Positions

Lecturer and consultant in ethnopharmacy, ethnomedicine and ethnobiology
Fed. dipl. pharmacist ETH, PhD/Dr.sc. nat. ETH Zürich
Board member

  • Lecturer in ethnopharmacy at ETH Zurich
  • Deputy pharmacist at Amavita Flüela Apotheke, Davos
  • Member of foundation board of Biovision, Foundation for Ecological Development
  • Member Governing Council, icipe African Insect Science for Food and Health
  • Advising pharmacist of the pharmacy of Ospidal Val Müstair, Sta. Maria i. M.
  • PhytoQuest – Agency for consulting and research into ethnobotany, ethnomedicine and phytochemistry

affiliated to:

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

University Courses

535-0344-00L Von Ethnopharmazie zu molekularer Pharmakognosie

Address for correspondence

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

barbaraf@ethz.ch

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

ongoing:

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

Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mexico, Switzerland

Publications

  • Moghadam S.E., Ebrahimi S.N., Gafner F., Ochola J.B., Marubu Rose M., Lwande W., Frei Haller B., Salehi P., Hamburger M. (2015)
    Metabolite Profiling for Caffeic Acid Oligomers in Satureja biflora.
    Industrial Crops and Products, 15 Dec, 76, 892-899.
  • 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.
  • Frei Haller B., Schorta-Thom L. (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.
  • Frei Haller B. (2006)
    Herbal medicine: who benefits from the green treasure? In: Health and Cultural Dynamics.
    Bulletin 100 Medicus Mundi Schweiz April 06, 32-37.
  • Frei Haller B. (2005)
    Das recht Hallwylisch wundtrannck. Ethnobotanische, pharmazeutische Untersuchung eines Kräuterrezeptes von Burkhard III. von Hallwyl (1535-1598).
    Museumsführer Schloss Hallwyl, Band 2.
  • Frei Haller B. (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.
  • Baltisberger M., D. Frey (Eds.), collaboration: B. Frei Haller (2003) Herbar CD-ROM, v/d/f Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich, Zürich.
  • Heinrich M., Bork P.M., Schmitz M.L., Rimpler H., Frei B., Sticher O. (2001)
    Pheophorbide A from Solanum diflorum interfers with NF-B activation.
    Planta Medica, 67, 156-157.
  • Frei B., Sticher O., Heinrich M. (2000)
    Zapotec and Mixe Use of Tropical Habitats for Securing Medicinal Plants in Mexico.
    Economic Botany, 54(1): 73-81.
  • Frei B., Heinrich M., Bork P.M., Hermann D., Jaki B., Kato T., Kunth M., Schmitt J., Schühly W., Volken C., Sticher O. (1998)
    Multiple Screening of Medicinal Plants from Oaxaca, Mexico: Ethnobotany and Bioassays as a Basis for Phytochemical Investigation.
    Phytomedicine, 5(3): 177-186.
  • Frei B., Baltisberger M., Sticher O., Heinrich M. (1998)
    Medicinal Ethnobotany of the Isthmus-Sierra Zapotecs (Oaxaca, Mexico): Documentation and Assessment of Indigenous Uses.
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 62(2): 149-165.
  • Frei B., Heinrich M., Orjala J.E., Sticher O. (1998)
    Phytochemical Investigation of Begonia heracleifolia.
    Planta Medica, 64(4): 385-386.
  • Frei B., Sticher O., Viesca T. C., Heinrich M. (1998)
    Medicinal and Food Plants: Zapotec Criteria for Selection.
    Journal of Applied Botany, 72, 82-86.
  • Heinrich M., Ankli A., Frei B., Weimann C., Sticher O. (1998)
    Medicinal Plants in Mexico: Healer’s Consensus and Cultural Importance.
    Soc. Sci. Med., 47 (11): 1859-1871.

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