Viduranga Y. Waisundara
April 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 184 Pages - 150 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138743083 - CAT# K32385
Series: Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants
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The Sri Lankan medicinal system predominantly utilizes herbs and spices for the treatment of various ailments. This is mostly because Sri Lanka is a tropical country, a biodiverse hot-spot blessed with a plethora of flora and fauna. Traditional Herbal Remedies of Sri Lanka looks at the traditional medicinal practices of the country that utilize plant material from a cultural, philosophical and scientific perspective. When it comes to the scientific aspects, several Sri Lankan herbs have been in the spotlight for possessing bioactive constituents with promising therapeutic effects. It is hoped that these will be considered as strong candidates to combat currently prevailing global disease conditions.
Sri Lanka: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Traditional medicinal practices in modern times
Causes and prescribed herbal remedies of some common disease conditions
Scientific evidence on the therapeutic properties of some popular herbs and spices of Sri Lanka
Safety and quality assurance
The way forward: A SWOT analysis.