"Due to the increasing popularity of herbal-based drugs under a pandemic, the worldwide demand for medicinal plants has increased to aid the immune system. This book provides a thorough and detailed description of many classes of plant-derived natural products for medical use. Chapters describe almost 60 medicinal plant species originating from all over the world and specifically discuss their traditional knowledge, chemical derivatives, and potential health benefits"--
There has been a worldwide increase in the demand for medicinal plants that aid the immune system, and considerable progress has been made in plant-based drug development. Herbs, Shrubs and Trees of Potential Medicinal Benefits examines how plants are used in the development of drugs preventing and treating cancer, hepatitis, asthma, influenza, HIV, and other diseases by manipulating a variety of bioactive molecules found in these plant parts. The book analyses how plants may strengthen human immunity, improve mood and brain function, enhance blood and oxygen circulation, boost the healing processes, and maintain blood pressure. Though many herbs, shrubs and trees have been identified for developing healthcare products, many of them require further exploration for potential usage. This volume in the Exploring Medicinal Plants series, presents information on herbs, shrubs and trees discussing traditional knowledge, chemical derivatives, and potential benefits of these items. Features: Identifies and highlights some medicinal herbs, shrubs and or trees around the world, presenting overall potential benefits to human health. Explores important medicinal plants for their bioactive constituents and phytochemicals. Discusses medicinal herbs, shrubs, and or trees for their uses in herbal drug preparation. Written by an international panel of plant scientists, this book is an essential resource to students, pharmacists, and chemists. It provides valuable information on fundamental chemical principles, modes of action, and product formulation of bioactive natural products derived from plants for medical applications.
Drawing on indigenous and scientific knowledge of medicinal plants, Traditional Herbal Therapy for the Human Immune System presents the protective and therapeutic potential of plant-based drinks, supplements, nutraceuticals, synergy food, superfoods, and other products. Medicinal plants and their products can affect the immune system and act as immunomodulators. Medicinal plants are popularly used in folk medicine to accelerate the human immune defence and improve body reactions against infectious or exogenous injuries, as well as to suppress the abnormal immune response occurring in immune disorders. This book explains how medicinal plants can act as a source of vitamins and improve body functions such as enhanced oxygen circulation, maintained blood pressure and improved mood. It also outlines how specific properties of certain plants can help boost the immune system of humans with cancer, HIV, and COVID-19. Key features: Provides specific information on how to accelerate and or fortify the human immune system by using medicinal plants. Presents scientific understanding of herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees and their potential uses in conventional and herbal medicine systems. Discusses the specific role of herbal plants that act as antiviral and antibacterial agents and offer boosted immunity for cancer, H1N1 virus, relieving swine flu, HIV and COVID-19 patients. Part of the Exploring Medicinal Plants series, this book is useful for researchers and students, as well as policy makers and people working in industry, who have an interest in plant-derived medications.
This is an endeavour of the author to present a vast quantity of fact-based reliable analytical data on the Status (density and frequency etc) of medicinal plants of India in his book. His inferences have the basis of field-based study on Status of plants the findings of which nullifies much bloated assertions of the experts on pharmacopoeia and of the pharmacologists that India was still a rich store house of medicinal plant resources; Their findings were never based on analytical (quantitative) data, besides that the systematic botanists have only prepared check lists of plants with morphological descriptions but never mentioned about regeneration an on their status (density, frequency, abundance etc). So the floras do not speak of status-abundance or decay of various species. The exception was with the foresters who prepared status lists commercial tree species; with the formation of Forest Survey of India the country had adequate status data on commercial tree species of the entire country. There has been a big lacunae on the status assessment of herbs, shrubs and climbers which form substantial number of medicinal plants. While making his assessment the author has applied his long years of field inventory experience and findings to arrive at a dependable figures. He has stressed that there has been continuous depletion of vegetation brought by various biotic and abiotic factors well displayed in a number of charts and maps. The authors has marked the status of species of plants prepared by Chopra, Kirtikar and Bose, S Bhattacharya. He has also given an outline information of drug plants, export, import, threats and cultivation. The author desires that it was time to enforce strict conservation measures of flora besides inventory made on herbs, shrubs, climbers on medicinal plants. On the whole the book gives a broad outline of the present status of medicinal plants and some information associated with it. Contents Chapter 1: Depletion of Land, Deforestation and Medicinal Plant Crisis; Chapter 2: Medicinal Plants in India-A Observation; Chapter 3: Ayurveda: An Indian System; Chapter 4: Potential Drug Plants of Undivided India-Listed by Kirtikar and Basu; Chapter 5: Some Potential Drug Plants of India-Comments on the List of Sibakali Bhattacharyya; Chapter 6: Some Potential Drug Plants of India: Comment on RN Chopra s List; Chapter 7: Technology on Trade and Commerce-Imports and Exports; Chapter 8: Status Assessment of Tree Flora; Chapter 9: Status Assessment of Shrub Flora; Chapter 10: Status Assessment of Herb Flora; Chapter 11: Uses of Some Medicinal Plants of Selected Areas and their Status; Chapter 12: Potential Drug Plants of Laterite and Arid Zones; Chapter 13: Potential Medicinal Plants of North-East India; Chapter 14: Research and Cultivation; Chapter 15: Conservation Strategy.
"Poisonous plants are used in traditional medicine systems in various healing therapies. They are a rich resource of ingredients used in herbal drug formulations, that are also used in the development of synthetic drugs. They are recognized for antioxidant activity, anti-inflammation, anti-cancer activity, anti-diabetic activity, and for many other health benefits. Exploring Poisonous Plants: Medicinal Values, Toxicity Responses, and Therapeutic Uses provides an analysis of the most important poisonous herbs, shrubs, and trees, detailing poisonous plants while demonstrating endorsements for their potential therapeutic values. Features: Presents therapeutic potentials on various poisonous herbs, shrubs, and trees. Provides descriptions of notable toxic compounds and discusses adverse effects when consumed by animals or people. Gives practical guidance for botanical description, distribution, phytochemical constituents, pharmacological studies, traditional and other potential uses of selected poisonous plants. This volume in the Exploring Medicinal Plants series is appropriate for scientists, researchers, and students working with poisonous plants, as well as in areas of economic botany, plant biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacognosy, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemistry, and nanomedicine"--
"There is not one page of this enchanting book which does not contain something to interest the common reader as well as the serious student. Regarded simply as a history of flowers, it adds to the joys of the country." ? B. E. Todd, Spectator. If you want to know how pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root got their names, how poison ivy used to treat rheumatism, or how garlic guarded against the Bubonic Plague, consult A Modern Herbal. This 20th-century version of the medieval Herbal is as rich in scientific fact and folklore as its predecessors and is equally encyclopedic in coverage. From aconite to zedoary, not an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is overlooked; and strange and wonderful discoveries about even the most common of plants await the reader. Traditionally, an herbal combined the folk beliefs and tales about plants, the medicinal properties (and parts used) of the herbs, and their botanical classification. But Mrs. Grieve has extended and enlarged the tradition; her coverage of asafetida, bearberry, broom, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, dock, elecampane, almond, eyebright, fenugreek, moss, fern, figwort, gentian, Hart's tongue, indigo, acacia, jaborandi, kava kava, lavender, pimpernel, rhubarb, squill, sage, thyme, sarsaparilla, unicorn root, valerian, woundwort, yew, etc. ? more than 800 varieties in all ? includes in addition methods of cultivation; the chemical constituents, dosages, and preparations of extracts and tinctures, unknown to earlier herbalists; possible economic and cosmetic properties, and detailed illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants. Of the many exceptional plants covered in Herbal, perhaps the most fascinating are the poisonous varieties ? hemlock, poison oak, aconite, etc. ? whose poisons, in certain cases, serve medical purposes and whose antidotes (if known) are given in detail. And of the many unique features, perhaps the most interesting are the hundreds of recipes and instructions for making ointments, lotions, sauces, wines, and fruit brandies like bilberry and carrot jam, elderberry and mint vinegar, sagina sauce, and cucumber lotion for sunburn; and the hundreds of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, nervous tension, skin disease, and other ailments. 96 plates, 161 illustrations.
This book offers a fresh look on a variety of issues concerning herbal medicine - the methods of growing and harvesting various medicinal plants; their phytochemical content; medicinal usage; regulatory issues; and mechanism of action against myriad of human and animal ailments. ‘Medicinal Plants: From Farm to Pharmacy’ comprises chapters authored by renowned experts from academics and industry from all over the world. It provides timely, in-depth study/analysis of medicinal plants that are already available in the market as supplements or drug components, while also introducing several traditional herbs with potential medicinal applications from various regions of the world. The book caters to the needs of a diverse group of readers: plant growers, who are looking for ways to enhance the value of their crops by increasing phytochemical content of plant products; biomedical scientists who are studying newer applications for crude herbal extracts or isolated phytochemicals; clinicians and pharmacologists who are studying interactions of herbal compounds with conventional treatment modalities; entrepreneurs who are navigating ways to bring novel herbal supplements to the market; and finally, natural medicine enthusiasts and end-users who want to learn how herbal compounds are produced in nature, how do they work and how are they used in traditional or modern medicine for various disease indications.
Given the frequent movement of commercial plants outside their native location, the consistent and standard use of plant names for proper identification and communication has become increasingly important. This second edition of World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference is a key tool in the maintenance of standards for the basic science underlyin
Publisher: Science and Education Development Institute, Nigeria
The book aims towards providing the basic and fundamental information to the researchers and scientists worldwide on the vast herbal and natural medicinal treasure available to us derived from plants, herbs and fruits obtained from traditional agricultural practices. This book is dedicated to the professionals of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry Sciences and has been composed exclusively for providing first-hand knowledge on the related issues for the development of science and education. SUBHA GANGULY Editor-in-Chief
A compelling look at tobacco’s uses and abuses from its Native origins to today’s controversies. When Europeans discovered tobacco among Amerindians in the New World, it became a long-sought panacea of panaceas, the critical ingredient in enemas, ointments, syrups, and powders employed to treat everything from syphilis to cancer. Almost five centuries passed before medical researchers concluded that tobacco is unhealthy and can cause cancer. Smoke Signals follows tobacco from its origins in South America’s Andes through its checkered history as a "miracle cure," powerful addictive and poison, friend of government revenue departments, and enemy of law enforcement directed at contraband and tax diversion. Author Jim Poling, Sr., traces tobacco’s sacredness among Natives, notably how the modern substance has changed Native lives, sometimes for the good, often for the bad, explores how the coffers of governments, now so dependent on tobacco revenue, will be affected if the plant’s commercial use is eliminated, and examines how Native traditions, including tobacco as a holy herb, might survive in modern society and strengthen Natives.
This book examines medical systems and institutions in three K'iche' Maya communities to reveal the conflicts between indigenous medical care and the Guatemalan biomedical system. It shows the necessity of cultural understanding if poor people are to have access to medicine that combines the best of both local tradition and international biomedicine.