This superbly illustrated A-Z guide to modern and traditional Indian herbal remedies brings together information from numerous authoritative sources in the form of a highly structured and well-written reference work. Entries for each medicinal plant describe classical Ayurvedic and Unani uses, compare modern findings and applications, together with their pharmacology and therapeutic principles in an evidence-based approach. Information sources include: German Commission E, US Pharmacopoeia/National Formulary, and the WHO. The resulting work highlights the potential of Indian herbs for Western medicine by placing findings on a scientific platform. Over 200 full-colour photographs and 50 drawings illustrate the plants.
Includes ayurvedic herbal drugs
More than 150 general and more than 500 plant species are covered
Easy-to-use and highly structured entries
Detailed information on traditional use and modern evidence-based medical application
Internists, general practitioners/physicians, pharmacists, pharmacognocists
Table of contents
A–Z of Indian medicinal plants and their application in the therapeutic process. Each entry contains details of classical nomenclature and usage, dosage, pharmacological principles and potential for Western medicine.