Tibetan Medicinal Plants

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Christa Kletter, Monika Kriechbaum
CRC Press, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 383 pages
Increasingly, modern medicine relies on so called traditional or ancient medical knowledge. Holistic practices such as adhering to proper diet, observing rules for appropriate behavior, and administering medical preparations are coupled with the latest technology and methods to treat the whole patient. In light of this trend, there is much to be gained from understanding of one of the oldest medical systems still in existence. Tibetan Medicinal Plants provides you a detailed analysis of how Tibetan plants are used in this centuries old system.

The book opens with a summary of Tibetan medicine and covers the various habitats in which the plants are found. The main part of this volume encompasses 60 monographs listed by the Tibetan plant name. Each monograph consists of several chapters addressing different topics related either to the Tibetan or the Western approach. Most of the monographs contain a description of the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the used plant parts, and anatomical features of 76 plants are provided.

Each monograph presents an overview of the known chemical constituents and pharmacological properties of each plant and describes their use in Tibetan medicine. In contrast to other publications on Tibetan medicine, where translations of the Tibetan terms are given in other languages, this book treats the Tibetan word as a technical term, keeps the Tibetan term and explains its meaning, lessening confusion by reducing the number of translations.

Traditional Tibetan medicine has been in existence for centuries. Curative practices existed in the prebuddistic era, and the art of healing developed more than 2500 years ago. Tibetan Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive overview of all plant types, thus making it easier to grasp the Tibetan concept. It gives you a comprehensive look at this centuries old science.
 

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Contents

Plant Monographs
3
BASHAKHA ST
25
BONG DKAR
32
BRE GA
38
SNGON BU S 53 SRUBKA ss
45
BYARKANG 5
46
BYIRUG
55
Ad Hoc Wireless Networks 1
1
SNYA LO 54 STONG ZIL
289
SPAYAGRTSA BA 55 56 TIGTA
303
SPANGTSHAN SPURU Meconopsis 3 11
317
Glossaries Glossary of Botanical Terms
329
List of Tibetan References
368
General Index
374
LANG THANGRTSE 3 41 234
379
A Survey on Algorithms for Power Assignment in Wireless
147

DNGULTIG Doronicum
176
DWABA 55 Cynoglossum
182
GLANG SNA F 31 NYE SHING
191
GZA DUGDKAR poss 34 PHURNAG 3
206
JIB RTSI 3 36 ric
216
KON PAGABSKYES
222
KONG LI F Arenaria
228
Energy Conservation for Broadcast and Multicast Routings
159
Linear Programming Approaches to Optimization Problems
177
Wireless Networks World and Security Algorithms
193
ICAGSTIG Chenopodium 240
240
LIGA DUR Vincetoxicum 246
246
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