Ethnomedicinal Plant Use and Practice in Traditional Medicine

Ethnomedicinal Plant Use and Practice in Traditional Medicine

Akash Akash (Gurukul Kangri University, India), Navneet Navneet (Gurukul Kangri University, India) and B.S. Bhandari (Garhwal University, India)
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Release Date: March, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 380
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1320-0
ISBN13: 9781799813200|ISBN10: 1799813207|EISBN13: 9781799813217
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Description:

Traditional medicinal knowledge, especially the use of ethnomedicinal plants in developing countries, has been passed down for generations. Today, however, scientists are poised to combine traditional medicinal plants and modern drug discoveries to further develop essential products that have followed the leads of indigenous cures used for centuries.

Ethnomedicinal Plant Use and Practice in Traditional Medicine provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of indigenous knowledge and therapeutic potential within ethnobotany. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as drug discovery, traditional knowledge, and herbal medicine, this book is ideally designed for doctors, healers, medical professionals, ethnobotanists, naturalists, academicians, researchers, and students interested in current research on the medical use and applications of natural-based resources.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative Treatment
  • Botany
  • Drug Discovery
  • Ethnobotany
  • Folk Medicine
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • Natural Products
  • Traditional Knowledge
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Akash is working as an Assistant professor (Guest) in Department of Botany and Microbiology, Gurukul Kangri University, India. He did his Bachelor degree in Science and Master degree (in Botany) form HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India and Ph.D.(in Botany) from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar under the supervision of Professor Navneet. His research was on the Estimation of Phytodiversity of Rajaji Tiger reserve, Soil nutrients dynamics and soil microbiological analysis. He has published more than a dozen research paper on national and international journal. Currently the author is serving as an active reviewer for the IGI global.

Navneet is a Professor in the Department of Botany and Microbiology Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar, India. He earned M.Sc. and M.Phil. Degree in 1985 and 1987 respectively and Ph.D. in 1991 from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. He joined Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar as Lecturer in 1992. He has been the Head of the Department of Botany and Microbiology from July 2013 to June 2016. He has guided 14 Ph.D. students and is supervising 6 research students on varied aspects of microbiology. He had been the Dean Student Welfare and Coordinator, National Service Scheme of Gurukul Kangri University. He is at present holding the position of Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences. He has published over 100 research papers and reviews in National and International journals. Dr. Navneet is a Fellow of the Indian Botanical Society, Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society and life member of several academic societies.

B. S. Bhandari started his academic career with receiving Gold Medal in Master's Degree. Thereafter, joined Ph. D. programme in the global burning issue of Fire Ecology. He has prevailed the CSIR, Pool Officership and DST Young Scientist Award of Government of India. Presently, he is a senior faculty in the Department of Botany and Microbiology, HNB Garhwal University (A Central University), Uttarakhnad, India. He has a wide experience of teaching and research in the field of Himalayan Ecology, Environmental Sciences and Conservation Biology. He has published more than three dozen research paper and articles in the journals of national and international repute. So far, he has supervised five Ph. D. scholars leading to doctorate degree. He is an ardent trekker and photographer devoted to document the floral and faunal diversity. For the last one decade he is working on the floral and avifaunal relationships of the ecosystems.

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