Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Alternative Medicine

Muhammad Akram

Government College University, Faisalabad


Alternative Medicine Artemisia Absinthium Medicinal Use Fungal Infection Medicinal Plants Staphylococcus Bacteria Antibiotics Fenugreek Therapeutic Modalities Herbal Remedies Phytotherapeutics Sustained Virological Response

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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.

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Date completed: June 8th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: August 28th 2020

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Review results due: November 16th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 15th 2021

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About the editor

Muhammad Akram

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Muhammad Akram is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Eastern Medicine at Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has done his Ph.D. from Hamdard University Karachi-Pakistan in 2013. He had experience as a Chairman in the Department of Eastern Medicine and Surgery, University of Poonch, Rawalakot Azad Kashmir from 2015-2017. Dr. Muhammad Akram received many honors and awards during his carrier. He serves as Editor and invited Reviewer of several national and international Journals. He has numerous publications and presentations. And he is acting as an active member of several professional societies. Dr. Muhammad Akram’s research interest includes Hyperuricemia, Xanthine oxidase inhibition by some selected medicinal plants, Enzyme Inhibition, Study of traditional system medicine (Indusyunic Medicine), Phytochemistry, and poisonous plants. Bioactivity and phytopharmaceutical evaluation of herb drugs and their natural products, Medicinal plants and Clinical trial, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics.

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