Encyclopedia of Indian Medicinal Plants: Rational Western Therapy, Ayurvedic and Other Traditional Usage, Botany

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Springer, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 523 pages
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This volume brings together information from myriad sources, including German Commission E monographs and the WHO, to form a highly structured work of reference.

Entries for each medicinal plant describe classical Ayurvedic, Unani and other uses and places them alongside modern applications, together with their pharmacology and therapeutic principles, in an evidence-based approach.

The result highlights the potential of Indian herbal remedies for Western medicine by placing findings on a scientific platform.

Over 200 full-colour photographs and 50 drawings illustrate the plants throughout.

It is a useful source of information to pharmacists and medical practitioners alike.

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