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Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times


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The Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times series reports on current developments and discusses key topics relevant to interdisciplinary health sciences research by ethnobiologists, taxonomists, conservationists, agronomists, chemists, clinicians, and toxicologists. The series is relevant to all these scientists and helps them guide business, government agencies, and commerce in the complexities of these matters.

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Harmal: The Genus Peganum

Harmal: The Genus Peganum

Ephraim Shmaya Lansky, Shifra Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen
October 06, 2017

Harmal: The Genus Peganum is an in-depth treatment of one of the most commanding plants in the botanical kingdom. Humble in appearance, modest in its needs, Peganum harmala has been venerated for millennia as a Deity-manifesting entheogen and a powerful medicine. This book traverses harmal’s...

Figs: The Genus Ficus

Figs: The Genus Ficus

Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen
September 12, 2017

With a history as ancient as any cultivated fruit, many believe the fig has been with us even longer than the pomegranate. The Ficus constitutes one of the largest and hardiest genera of flowering plants featuring as many as 750 species. Although the extraordinary mutualism between figs and their...

Phyllanthus Species: Scientific Evaluation and Medicinal Applications

Phyllanthus Species: Scientific Evaluation and Medicinal Applications

Ramadasan Kuttan, K.B. Harikumar
May 31, 2017

The genus Phyllanthus has over 1,000 species distributed worldwide, many of which have been used indigenously for the treatment of a variety of ailments for generations. Researchers have developed ways to analyze the potential of these plants and demonstrated the pharmacological action and various...

The Genus Syzygium: Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species

The Genus Syzygium: Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species

K. N. Nair
April 11, 2017

Syzygium is a well-known source of the globally traded clove as well as the widely cultivated jambolan, water apple, rose apple, wax apple, mountain apple, and several other underutilized species. These plants have multiple uses as edible fruits, medicine, spice, food colorants, and flavorings. The...

Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive Approach

Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive Approach

K. B. Harikumar
December 06, 2016

Recent global cancer statistical data has clearly indicated that prostate cancer is currently the second most frequently diagnosed cancer (at 15% of all male cancers) and globally the sixth leading cause of cancer death in males. This book is a summary of prostate cancer, covering its incidence,...

Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine

Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine

Laïd Boukraâ
November 16, 2016

The use of honey can be traced back to the Stone Age. Evidence can be found for its nutritional and medicinal use beginning with prehistoric and ancient civilizations. Currently, there is a resurgence of scientific interest in natural medicinal products, such as honey, by researchers, the medical...

Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries

Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries

Yasmina Sultanbawa, Fazal Sultanbawa
June 01, 2016

Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries provides a comprehensive overview of native food crops commercially grown in Australia that possess nutritional and health properties largely unknown on a global basis. These native foods have been consumed...

Medicinal Plants and Malaria: Applications, Trends, and Prospects

Medicinal Plants and Malaria: Applications, Trends, and Prospects

Woon-Chien Teng, Ho Han Kiat, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Hwee-Ling Koh
January 22, 2016

Malaria is a potentially life-threatening disease that affects millions worldwide, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The recent emergence and spread of multidrug resistance in parts of Southeast Asia prompts the urgent need for novel and effective therapy against the disease. Medicinal Plants and...

Connecting Indian Wisdom and Western Science: Plant Usage for Nutrition and Health

Connecting Indian Wisdom and Western Science: Plant Usage for Nutrition and Health

Luisella Verotta, Maria Pia Macchi, Padma Venkatasubramanian
April 24, 2015

A truly integrated collection of research, Connecting Indian Wisdom and Western Science: Plant Usage for Nutrition and Health compares Ayurvedic and Western conceptions of wellness, healthy lifestyle, and diet. Examining the phyto-pharmacological, phytochemical, clinical, ethnobotanical,...

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea

Alain Cuerrier, Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko
December 02, 2014

The genus Rhodiola (Family Crassulaceae) is indigenous to Northern Canada, Europe and Asia where its rhizomes and roots have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Recent interest in the species Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) in the West arose from the use of the rhizome as an adaptogen for the...

Chamomile: Medicinal, Biochemical, and Agricultural Aspects

Chamomile: Medicinal, Biochemical, and Agricultural Aspects

Moumita Das
July 14, 2014

In use as a medicinal plant since time immemorial in Europe and the Middle East, chamomile is gaining popularity in the Americas, Australia, and Asia. The spectrum of disease conditions in which it is used in traditional medicine systems is, quite simply, mind boggling. There is, without a doubt, a...

Caper: The Genus Capparis

Caper: The Genus Capparis

Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen, Shifra Lansky
November 19, 2013

Caper: The Genus Capparis presents a pharmacognostic and ethnopharmacological exploration of the genus Capparis, emphasizing its medicinal potential. There is a long history of safe usage of Capparis parts both in diet and as plant drugs throughout the world, and the details of this usage are...

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