About the book
Herbal medicine in its scope embraces very wide materia medica. Herbal medicine is natural medicine with plants origin basis. In developing countries the medicinal plants are used to prepare numerous types of herbal preparations by the traditional practitioners. Medicinal plants are used by people in all over the world as treatment for various ailments. Herbal drugs in the traditional system of medicine are very well documented. In recent years, there has been a growing trend to evaluate the medicinal uses of medicinal plants so that a systemic approach could be adopted for their therapeutic utilization. It has been estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that most of the worlds’ population relies on traditional medicine (which are usually plant based) to meet their daily health requirements. Traditional foods and medicine cannot be neglected.
This book discusses the major topics and their phytotherapeutic modalities. This book is beneficial for students, teachers and clinicians.