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Herbal Drugs Ethnomedicine to Modern Medicine

Author : Kishan Gopal Ramawat
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Considerable progress has been made in our healthcare system, in particular with respect to sensitive diagnostic tools, reagents and very effective and precise drugs. On the other hand, high-throughput screening technology can screen vast numbers of compounds against an array of targets in a very short time, and leads thus - tained can be further explored. In developing countries, the exploding population exerts pressure not only on natural resources but also on the human population - self, whose members strive to become successful and advance in society. This leads to increased blood pressure, anxiety, obesity-associated lipid disorders, cardiov- cular diseases and diabetes. Most of these diseases result in disturbed family life, including sexual behaviour. Despite technological developments, herbal drugs still occupy a preferential place in a majority of the population in the Third World and terminal patients in the West. Herbal drugs, in addition to being cost effective and easily accessible, have been used since time immemorial and have passed the test of time without having any side effects. The multitarget effects of herbs (holistic approaches) are the fun- mental basis of their utilization. This approach is already used in traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, which has become more popular in the West in recent years. However, the integration of modern science with traditional uses of herbal drugs is of the utmost importance if ones wishes to use ancient knowledge for the betterment of humanity.

Herbal Drugs

Author : K. G. Ramawat
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Medicinal Plants

Author : Halina Maria Ekiert
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Medicinal plant research is an evergreen subject. There is a tremendous increase in popularity of herbal medicine in traditional medicine, ethnomedicine, modern medicine and as over the counter food supplements. Even after this increased demand, supply is neither uniform nor assured as most of these plants are collected from wild. In developing countries of tropical and subtropical regions where majority of herbal drugs are produced, this is not organised sector making it vulnerable to several malpractices, hence standardization of all aspects required. This has also negative impact on biodiversity and conservation of plants as well as supply of uniform material. This book is aimed to provide up to date information about sustainable use of selected medicinal plants, their active ingredients and efforts made to domesticate them to ensured uniform supply. Development of agrotechnology, biotechnology and cultivation practices using conventional and non-conventional methods are presented. Where these efforts will lead the medicinal plant research and future perspective are discussed. The chapters are written by well recognised group leaders in working in the field. The book contains topics on general biology of medicinal plants, their sustainable use and, cultivation and domestication efforts. A uniform chapter structure has been designed to keep consistency. The book will be useful for academicians, agriculturists, biotechnologists and researcher, and industries involved in manufacturing herbal drugs and supplementary products.

Ethnomedicine and Drug Discovery

Author : M.M. Iwu
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The emergence of new infectious, chronic and drug resistant diseases have prompted scientists to look towards medicinal plants as agents for treatment and prevention. This book provides an interphase between ethnomedical and ethnobotanical approaches to new drug discovery and advances in biotechnology and molecular science that has made it increasingly feasible to transform traditional medicines into modern drugs. These novel approaches also raise new issues and the volume explores economic, ethical and policy considerations of drug development based on indigenous knowledge or traditional medicine. This work also features standardization and development of phytomedicines for major therapeutic indications, including emerging infectious diseases affecting developing and developed countries. The publication provides state-of-the-art information on the most innovative science, the research, the industry, the market, and the future of ethnomedicine and drug discovery.

Healing Plants of Nigeria

Author : Anselm Adodo
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Healing Plants of Nigeria: Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Applications offers comprehensive information on the use of herbal medicines in West Africa. Combining an evidence-based, ethnobotanical perspective with a pharmacological and pharmaceutical approach to phytomedicine, the book bridges the gap between the study of herbal plants’ pharmacological properties and active compounds for the development of clinical drugs and community-oriented approaches, emphasising local use. It demonstrates how the framework of African traditional medicine can be preserved in a contemporary clinical context. The book outlines the history and beliefs surrounding the traditional use of herbs by the local population alongside their application in contemporary phytotherapy in Nigeria and West Africa. It features a critical assessment of the scientific rationale behind the use of these plants in ethnomedicine and offers a composite catalogue of phytotherapeutic and wellness agents, detailing the safety profile, efficacy, and scientific integrity of plants used to treat diseases and optimise health. Features: An ethnobotanical survey containing over 200 full-colour photographs of Nigerian and West African plants. A unique combination of ethnobotany and pharmacognosy, bridging the divide between pharmaceutical and community-oriented approaches to herbal medicine research. Contextual discussion of the therapeutic potential of Nigerian herbal medicine. Offers a template which can be used to separate the superstitious aspects of ethnomedicine from culturally inherited deposits of knowledge. A handbook for herbal and natural medicine practitioners, the book is aimed at African thinkers, scientists, healthcare providers and students of pharmacology and ethnomedicine.

Ethnomedicine in Southern Africa

Author : B. C. Nindi
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Traditional and Folk Herbal Medicine

Author : Vijay Kumar Gupta
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The present volume of the book series "Traditional and Folk Herbal Medicine: Recent Researches-Vol. 3" is the compilation of 16 original research and review articles contributed by the leading experts from India and abroad and includes topics like- Complemantary Therapy with Traditional Herbal Medicines in Obstetrics and Gynecologic Disorders-I: Abortion, Pseudopregnancy, Lactation and Mastitis; Complemantary Therapy with Traditional Herbal Medicines in Obstetrics and Gynecologic Disorders-II: Menstrual Cyle and its Disorders, Reproductive Performance and Menopause; Complemantary Therapy with Traditional Herbal Medicines in Obstetrics and Gynecologic Disorders -III: Leucorrhea, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroid, Ovarian Cyst and Gynecological Cancers; Antioxidant Properties and Phytochemical Analysis of Chilli and Turmeric; Evaluation of Antibacterial Potential of Aerial Parts of Some Plants of Cucurbitaceae Family and their Phytochemical Analysis; Classification of Chinese Herbal Medicine and its Recent Researches; Alternative Methods of Parasite Control in Rural Areas: An Authenticated Traditional Approach; Unani- An Approach to Holistic Medicine; Ethnomedicinal Plants Used against Jaundice by Various Clans of the Telegu Tribe of Bangladesh; Chickpea (Shimbykul): Derived Biomolecules for Better Development of its Phytochemistry and Pharmacology; Exploring the Potential of Withania for Traditional and Modern Healthcare Systems; Cassia fistula Pod: From Waste to Modern Herbal Laxative Products; Antiobesity and Hypolipidemic Effects of Proprietary Herbal Drugs Geriforte and Haritaki in Male Albino Rats Fed High Fat Diet; Physicochemical Characterization of Bhasmas: An Approach to Standardization; Ethnomedical Survey of Medicinal Plants used by Three Indigenous Tribes in Yobe State, Nigeria; Plants in Indian Traditional Medicine Formulation. I hope the present volume of the book series with rich content of practice and with high reference value will be widely read and unambiguously provide useful supplementary information to the R&D departments of pharmaceutical companies, functional food companies, clinicians, pharmaceutical workers, pharmacological and toxicological researchers, and the graduate as well as post graduate students.

New Look to Phytomedicine

Author : Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan
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New Look to Phytomedicine: Advancements in Herbal Products as Novel Drug Leads is a compilation of in-depth information on the phytopharmaceuticals used in modern medicine for the cure and management of difficult-to-treat and challenging diseases. Readers will find cutting-edge knowledge on the use of plant products with scientific validation, along with updates on advanced herbal medicine in pharmacokinetics and drug delivery. This authoritative book is a comprehensive collection of research based, scientific validations of bioactivities of plant products, such as anti-infective, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, immune-modulatory and metabolic disorders presented by experts from across the globe. Step-by-step information is presented on chemistry, bioactivity and the functional aspects of biologically active compounds. In addition, the pharmacognosy of plant products with mechanistic descriptions of their actions, including pathogenicity is updated with information on the use of nanotechnology and molecular tools in relation to herbal drug research. Compiles up-to-date information on the chemotherapeutics used in the treatment of infective and metabolic disorders Presents advancements in the discovery of new drugs from plants using molecular and nanotechnology tools Examines detailed information on the use of herbals agents in cancer, HIV and other ailments, including diabetes, malaria and neurological disorders

Medicinal Plants

Author : Pravin Chandra Trivedi
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The Quest For Good Health And Immortality Has Been A Continuous Human Endeavour Since The Beginning Of Civilisation Throughout The World. Plants Have Been Used As A Source Of Medicine By Men From Ancient Times. Initially, These Formed The Bulk Of Folk Or Ethnomedicine, Practised In India And Some Other Parts Of The World. Later, A Considerable Part Of This Indigenous Knowledge Was Formulated, Documented And Eventually Passed Into The Organised Systems Of Medicine, Such As Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha Or Some Other Systems Outside India. Subsequently, With The Advance In Techniques Of Phytochemistry And Pharmacology, A Number Of Active Principles Of Medicinal Plants Were Isolated And Introduced As Valuable Drugs In Modern Medicine. The Second Revised And Enlarged Edition Of Book, Medicinal Plants : Utilisation And Conservation, Contains 24 Chapters Covering Holistic Information On Medicinal Plants. Four New Chapters Added Includes Articles On Medicinal Plant Solutions To Asthmatic Problems, Biotechnological Advances In Some Ethnomedicinal Plant Species; Catharanthus Roseus A Potential Drug Source For Cancer Chemotherapy And Biotechnological Interventions And Role Of Secondary Metabolites In Defense Mechanism Of Plants. Book Contains Articles On Cultivation And Propagation Of Medicinal Plants, Medicinal Pteridophytes, Diseases Of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Herbal Based Contraceptive Research, Plants With Antioxidative Properties In Radio-Protection, Ipr, And Growth & Competitiveness Of Indian Pharmaceutical Industries. Second Revised & Enlarged Edition Of Book Update The First Edition Besides Adding Four New Chapters. Book Will Be Useful To Practiners Of Medicines, Farmers, Researchers In Botany, Pharmacologists And Students.

Herbal Medicines

Author : Hifzur Siddique
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Herbal Medicines: A Boon for Healthy Human Life provides a comprehensive overview of the role of herbal medicines for treating a broad variety of human diseases, from neurological disorders to cancer and major disorders such as infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, and more. Each chapter summarizes the current state and future direction of the use of herbal medicines against multiple diseases from a translational point-of-view, making this reference a valuable source of information for a large audience, including researchers and healthcare providers interested in the field of herbal remedies. Discusses essential evidence-based information about herbal medicines Provides an update to new discoveries and recent advances on the use of herbal medicines to treat multiple human diseases Includes information on clinical studies and covers all major medicinal compounds, including alkaloids, glycosides, polyphenols and terpenes