Herbal Medicine in India [electronic resource] : Indigenous Knowledge, Practice, Innovation and its Value / edited by Saikat Sen, Raja Chakraborty
- 1. Traditional medicinal systems and herbal medicine in India -- Globalisation of Ayurveda: Importance of Scientific Evidence Base -- Siddha, An Indigenous Medical System of Peninsular India -- Rejuvenation of Interests in Herbal Remedies as Elixir of Life -- An Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used by Ethnic People of Thoubal and Kakching District, Manipur, India -- Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants against Alzheimer's Disease -- Integrating Indigenous Systems of Medicines in the Healthcare System in India: Need and Way Forward -- Designing Home Herbal Garden for Promotion of Herbal Health Care System in Tripura -- Cultivation of Medicinal Plants: Special Reference to Important Medicinal Plants of India -- 2. Plants for better future (Therapeutic & Pharmaceutical consideration) -- Clinical outcome of Indian medicinal herbs in disease control -- Plant Latex: A Rich Source of Haemostatic Proteases -- Antidiabetic Activity of Indian Medicinal Plants -- Novel Drug Delivery System in Phytochemicals: Modern era of Ancient Science -- Plant Derived Polysaccharides as Pharmaceutical Excipients: An Overview -- Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles Using Herbal Extract -- Sassurea lappa - A Scientific Review -- Agarwood - medicinal side of the fragrant plant -- Processing and Potential Health Benefits of Betel Leaf (Piper betle L.) -- 3. Phytochemical & drug discovery -- Spatio-Temporal Imaging and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Analysis -New Avenues in Herbal Drug Discovery and Plant Metabolomics -- Drugs from our Ancestors: Tradition to Innovation -- Phytochemical Analysis of Herbal Teas and Their Potential Health, and Food Safety Benefits: A Review -- Extraction, Isolation and Quantitative Determination of Flavonoids by HPLC -- HPTLC Fingerprint in Herbal Drug Formulations -- Drug discovery and Herbal Drug Development: A Special Focus on the Anti-diarrheal Plants of Bangladesh -- Diversity of Antimutagenic Phytocompounds from Indian Medicinal Plants -- Health Benefits of Octacosanol and Other Long-chain Fatty Alcohols from Plant -- Folk Medicine of North East India and Drug Discovery: Way to Look Forward -- 4. Herbal medicine - validation, quality control & IPR issues -- Herbal nutraceuticals and today's life -- Wild Edible Fruits of Northeast India: Medicinal Values and Traditional Practices -- Fruits of India Subcontinent and Their Health Benefits -- Emerging Roles of Nutraceuticals from Selected Fermented Foods in Life Style Related Disease Prevention -- Food Grains of India: A Brief Note on Their Therapeutic Potential -- Medicinal Aspect of Mushrooms - A View Point -- Study on Nutraceuticals of a Certain Ethno-medicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh, India -- Herbal medicine - validation, quality control & IPR issues -- Herb-Drug Interactions: Focus on Adverse Drug Reactions and Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Medicines -- Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine -- Scientific Validation of Aristas -- Challenges and Opportunities in Standardization of Homeopathic Drugs and Dilutions Anti-inflammatory Homeopathy: New Arena in Standardization -- Translation of Traditional Knowledge from Lab to Layman from Herbal Sources -- Role of Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in Preservation and Protection of Indigenous Medicinal Knowledge of India.
- This book highlights the medical importance of and increasing global interest in herbal medicines, herbal health products, herbal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food supplements, herbal cosmetics, etc. It also addresses various issues that are hampering the advancement of Indian herbal medicine around the globe; these include quality concerns and quality control, pharmacovigilance, scientific investigation and validation, IPR and biopiracy, and the challenge that various indigenous systems of medicine are at risk of being lost. The book also explores the role of traditional medicine in providing new functional leads and modern approaches that can offer elegant strategies for facilitating the drug discovery process. The book also provides in-depth information on various traditional medicinal systems in India and discusses their medical importance. India has a very long history of safely using many herbal drugs. Folk medicine is also a key source of medical knowledge and plays a vital role in maintaining health in rural and remote areas. Despite its importance, this form of medicine largely remains under-investigated. Out of all the traditional medicinal systems used worldwide, Indian traditional medicine holds a unique position, as it has continued to deliver healthcare throughout the Asian subcontinent since ancient times. In addition, traditional medicine has been used to derive advanced techniques and investigate many modern drugs. Given the scope of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists and researchers exploring traditional and herbal medicine, as well as graduate students in courses on traditional medicine, herbal medicine and pharmacy.
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