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By: BBS Kapoor(Editor), Anil Arora(Editor), Suman Chandra Sharma(Editor), Rajaram Choyal(Editor)
300 pages, tables
Ethnobotany shows the connection between human cultural practices and plants. The knowledge of ethnobotany has provided plenty of data about utilization of plants for human welfare. The plant as medicine is used in different systems of medicines such as in Ayurveda, allopathy, Unani, and homeopathy and even in other systems.
Plants play a vital role for existence of life on Earth. India is one of the richest floristic regions of the world and is globally known for its rich traditional heritage regarding herbal plants and herbal drugs. In India ethnic people play a signiﬁcant role in using medicinal plants in traditional herbal and folk remedies. Their indigenous beliefs, knowledge, skills and cultural practices are concerned with human health.
Ethnobotany: A Recent Approach includes 41 chapters written by eminent ethnobotanists of India on different aspects of the subject. Most of the chapters cover different phytogeographical regions of India. Many authors described ethnomedicinal plants used in various ailments like diabetes, liver disorders, respiratory disorders, sexual disorders, rheumatic disorders, cancer diseases etc.
The book is useful for laymen, teachers, researchers and students of Ayurveda, botany, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry etc. It is also valuable for the people concerned with drug and pharmaceutical industries.
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