Medicinal plants of Asian origin and culture

by Usha R. Palaniswamy

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Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesGuide to medicinal plants of Asian origin & culture
StatementUsha R. Palaniswamy.
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p. ;
Number of Pages208
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Open LibraryOL19111207M
ISBN 101872691722

Medicinal Plants of South Asia: Novel Sources for Drug Discovery provides a comprehensive review of medicinal plants of this region, highlighting chemical components of high potential and applying the latest technology to reveal the underlying chemistry and active components of traditionally used medicinal plants.   De Padula, Bunyapraphatsara LS, Lemmens RHMJ () Plant Resources of South East Asia. PROSEA, Bogor, Indonesia 1. 5. Fransworth NR () Preclinical assessment of medicinal plants. Sumner J () The natural history of medicinal plants. Timber Press, Balick MJ, Cox PA () Plants, People, and Culture: The Science of. In return, Surinam plants soon arrived in Holland, such as. Canna indica. in and the tree-cactus. Cereus hexagonus. in The introduction of Surinam plants to the Netherlands has been accorded extensive study by Brinkman (), and the Dutch transatlantic trade in medicinal plant materials from areas including Surinam has been. In order to maintain this knowledge, comprehensive approach and collaboration are needed to maintain historical records on medicinal plants and use these resources in favour of human beings, before they are destroyed forever. Therefore, this review was conducted to investigate and describe the process of using medicinal plants throughout history.

History of medicine - History of medicine - Traditional medicine and surgery in Asia: Indian medicine has a long history. Its earliest concepts are set out in the sacred writings called the Vedas, especially in the metrical passages of the Atharvaveda, which may possibly date as far back as the 2nd millennium bce. According to a later writer, the system of medicine called Ayurveda was received. “An excellent book and a good example of how such regional ethnobotanies might be written.” —Plains Anthropologist “In this well-written and completely satisfying book, Kindscher with the help of Native Americans has identified and described over prairie plants of medicinal value. IIIrd World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Volume 6: Traditional medicine and nutraceuticals, Chiang Mai, Thailand, February , (ISHS Acta Horticulturae, ) by International Society for Horticultural Science and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Trade and exchange of medicinal plants and knowledge of their uses have gone on for centuries between the Indian subcontinent, West Asia and the Indian Ocean world. From the end of the first millennium C.E. physicians coming from Persia and neighboring regions brought their healing practices to the subcontinent and influenced local healers and.

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Book: Medicinal plants of Asian origin and culture pp pp. Abstract: The traditional uses, history, botany botany Subject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries see more details, cultivation and pharmaceutical properties of more than medicinal plants medicinal plants Subject Category: Organism GroupsAuthor: Usha R Palaniswamy.

Get this from a library. Medicinal plants of Asian origin and culture. [Usha R Palaniswamy; University of Connecticut. Asian American Studies Institute.]. Drawing on the author's extensive personal experience, Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific provides comprehensive coverage of the medicinal plants of the region.

Describing more than compounds, the book discusses every important class of natural products while highlighting cutting-edge research and recent by: Medicinal Plants of South Asia: Novel Sources for Drug Discovery provides a comprehensive review of medicinal plants of this region, highlighting chemical components of high potential and applying the latest technology to reveal the underlying chemistry and active components of traditionally used medicinal plants.

Drawing on the vast experience of its expert editors and authors, the book Price: $ This book is a compilation of the published medicinal and relevant chemical studies of East and Southeast Asian plants up to Its purpose is to gather a list of those plants reported to have medicinal value.

The native names mentioned in the text (not the citation) and given in quotation marks are the medicinal products in the drug by: Aromatic and medicinal plants fill a significant role in human societies that have helped improve the lives of people since ancient times.

Ancient people became aware of the value and attractiveness of aromatic and medicinal plants, and the significance of historical books is a guide for the use of the plant material [].Initial books on use on medicinal and aromatic plants were sourced in.

medicinal plants. Medicinal plants naturally synthesize and accumulate some secondary metabolites, like alkaloids, sterols, terpenes, flavonoids, saponins, glycosides, cyanogeniCS, tannins, resins.

lactones, quinines, volatile Oils etc. The medicinal plants have been used for treatment Of illnesses and diseases, since the dawn of time. Japan is no exception; names of some local aromatic and medicinal plants were recorded in the oldest Japanese history book “Kojiki” written in A.D.

Aromatic and medicinal plants, however, continue to influence human life, culture, and history. Currently, an estima plant species are used in traditional medicine. Around 65 A.D., Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek physician serving with the Roman army, wrote “De Materia Medica,” in which he described the medicinal uses of many herbs.

Even today, it is considered one of the most influential herbal books. practitioner of to-day bases his work. The greater part of the book is devoted to the cyclopaedic dictionary of medicinal and other herbs, with their natural order, botanical and common names and synonyms, their habitats, distinctive features, the parts employed and the therapeutic properties, with uses and dosage.

The use of medicinal plants for the treatment of diseases dates back to the history of human life, that is, since human beings have sought a tool in their environment to recover from a disease. PART – H Medicinal Plant Biotechnology. Chapter 26 – Plant Tissue Culture.

PART – I Miscellaneous. Chapter 27 – Ayurvedic Pharmacy; Chapter 28 Marine Pharmacognosy. PART – J Traditional Drugs of India. Chapter 35 – Detail Study of Traditional Drugs of India. PDF INFO. Book’ Name: Textbook of pharamcognosy and Phytochemistry. Medicinal Plants of Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan is the first English-language book detailing medicinal plant diversity in the region.

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medicinal plants known to the people of Asia is enormous. This makes listing of all medicinal plants found in Asia difficult and impracticable. Thus, in order to provide a meaningful list of medicinal plants in Asia, it is best to provide the list of promising species and group them into two categories, namely those which are collected from the.

Medicinal Plants of Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan is the first English-language book detailing medicinal plant diversity in the region. More than two hundred of the most important medicinal plants of Central Asia are listed and it includes many whose medicinal.

Containing gorgeous plant photos, wisdom, chemistry, and an excellent index, this is a great reference when working with plants, herbal medicine, essential oils, flower essences, homeopathy, etc.

etc. I refer to it again and again. More of these plants are relevant to me than I've found in regional medicinal plant s:   There is a long history of using and documenting medicinal plants in this region.

Great contributions to the knowledge of medicinal plants were made by the Greeks as early as the seventh century BCE.

In the sixth century BCE, Central Asia was part of the Persian Empire founded by Cyrus (Bobokhanova and Bekturgunava ). The first chapters include a brief description of active constituents in all medicinal plants, a concise history of herbal medicine, and an overview of modern herbal practices on each continent.

Care is taken throughout to explain how traditional practices are balanced with conventional medicine/5(40). This comprehensive compilation presents the available reports on the medicinal use of Fijian plants in an attractive and readable form using 'everyday' terms as much as possible.

The book covers the origin and dispersal of plants, literature, use of medicinal plants within traditional Fijian culture, diseases of Fiji, and medicinal chemicals from plants.3/5(2).

Medicinal plants of East and Southeast Asia by Lily May Perry,Loading Related Books. History Created April 1, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

Other projects include the Wayback Machine. Traditional African medicine is a range of traditional medicine disciplines involving indigenous herbalism and African spirituality, typically including diviners, midwives, and tioners of traditional African medicine claim to be able to cure a variety of diverse conditions including cancer, psychiatric disorders, high blood pressure, cholera, most venereal diseases, epilepsy.

The Chinese book on roots and grasses “Pen T’Sao,” written by Emperor Shen Nung circa BC, treats drugs (dried parts of medicinal plants), many of which are used even nowadays such as the following: Rhei rhisoma, camphor, Theae folium, Podophyllum, the great yellow gentian, ginseng, jimson weed, cinnamon bark, and ephedra.

They have turned plants like turmeric, hoodia, moringa, and ayahuasca — foods and medicines first used by people in Asia, Africa, and the Americas — into superfoods and miracle cures. Medicinal plants are used by various tribes of Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands for treating various kinds of diseases since time immemorial.

These traditional medicinal systems play a key role in healthcare system of these aboriginal tribes. From Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a total of species of ethno-medicinal plants belonging to genera and families of Angiosperms. Before the concept of history began, humans undoubtedly acquired life benefits by discovering medicinal and aromatic plants that were food and medicine.

As our early ancestors learned to recognize and consume selected plants, civilization and personal and group health could advance. Traditional medicine would become part of every civilization with medicinal and aromatic plants.

The history of herbalism is closely tied with the history of medicine from prehistoric times up until the development of the germ theory of disease in the 19th century.

Modern medicine from the 19th century to today has been based on evidence gathered using the scientific ce-based use of pharmaceutical drugs, often derived from medicinal plants, has largely replaced herbal. Jean P. Dzoyem, Victor Kuete, in Medicinal Plant Research in Africa, Medicinal plants have evolved over the centuries as essential parts of African civilization and are widely recognized today as representing its rich cultural and scientific heritage.

The increasing demand for medicinal plant products has renewed interest in the pharmaceutical industry in the production of herbal. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), system of medicine at least 23 centuries old that aims to prevent or heal disease by maintaining or restoring yinyang balance.

China has one of the world’s oldest medical systems. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies date back at least 2, years, although the earliest known written record of Chinese medicine is the Huangdi neijing (The Yellow Emperor.

sides its importance as a fiber plant, it was also an important food plant, one of the major "grains" of the ancients. And it was an important medicinal plant. The earliest or primary use of the plant was probably for its fibers.

It was the only fiber plant (hemp) known to ancient peoples in northern China, northeastern China, and eastern Siberia. Westend61 / Getty Images. Before turmeric became all the rage, lemongrass was touted as the miracle herb that could cure just about anything from indigestion to the prevention diabetes, heart ailment, and cancer.

The claims are based mainly on the anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties of. Known For: Quisumbing was a Filipino botanist and a noted expert in the medicinal plants of the plant Saccolabium quisumbingii is named for him.; Born: Novem in Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines; Parents: Honorato de los R.

Quisumbing, Ciriaca F. Arguelles-Quisumbing; Died: Aug in Quezon City, Philippines; Education: University of the .Giloy (moonseed plant or guduchi) is a large deciduous, extensively spreading climbing shrub found throughout India and also in Bangladesh, Srilanka and China.

Aloe vera (ghrit kumari) is a well known medicinal plant with sharp pointed, lanced shaped and edged leaves having its origin in African content.