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Ethnomedicine and Human Welfare (Volume II)

Atiya Khanum (Editor) Irfan Ali Khan (Editor)
Synopsis From time immemorial, diseases have been a part of human life and they sometimes have threatened the existence of human race on the face of the earth. Consequently, man has invented a host of devises through a trial and error method to control the vagaries of various diseases. IT is realized that the traditional knowledge base system is gradually sparkling as a source of knowledge base for scientific endeavour to study and to make sustainable use of biodiversity which have an immense importance for biological science at present. Early men lived in harmony with their surrounding environment. This entailed the use of herbal medicine as healthcare and as medicinal treatment of various diseases. It is a well known fact that rural areas, particularly the areas inhabited by the tribal people and socio-economically backward communities are the major source of traditional knowledge about the uses of various plants. A large number of plant species are used in ethnomedicine for different diseases.
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About the authors

Atiya Khanum

Dr. Atiya Khanum obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. Dr. Khanum has worked on the ecology of two lakes of Hyderabad with special reference eto Planktonic and Mat-forming algal communities. She is Associate Professor and Head of the P.G. Department of Botany. Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research (Affiiated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. She teaches Ecology, Environmental Biology and Phytogeography to the Post Graduate students at this center. She has published 34 research articles in reputed journals. Dr. Khanum has also co-authored three text books and co-edited nineteen reference books with her husband, Dr. Irfan Ali Khan.

Irfan Ali Khan

Dr. Irfan Ali Khan obtained his M.Sc. from the Alilgarh Muslim University and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, specializing in Genetics and Plant Breeding Dr.Khan is the Director of Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post graduate Studies and Research (Affiliated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. He teaches Post Graduate students and guides research scholars at this center. He has publsiehd 135 research papers in the reputed National and International Journals and is now panel of experts on mungbean for all countries of the South-East Asia and the Middle East. His name has been included in the Directory of contribution of Muslim Plant Scientists in India. Dr. Khan has been the editor of "frontiers in Plant Science", has edited twenty six reference books and has co-authored three text books with his wife, Dr. Atiya Khanum. He is a Fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics (F.I.s.G.).

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Title Ethnomedicine and Human Welfare (Volume II)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Ukaaz Publications
Language: English
isbn 818827917X
length iv+310p., Tables; Plates; References; 25cm.