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Herbal Therapy for Diabetes (Volume I)

Atiya Khanum (Editor) Irfan Ali Khan (Editor)
Synopsis From time immemorial, man has been interested in trying to control diseases. The history of medicine, thus contributes review of the evolution of man and human knowledge during the 20th century and made medicine more complex. As the world’s populationi s nearing 5 billion, with this rate of growth, 3/4th of the world’s population cannot afford the products of western pharmaceutical industries. Therefore they have to rely upon the traditional medicines, which are derived from plants. Besides food, shelter and clothing, plants are an important source of fine chemicals, which find application in pharmaceuticals. Diabetes, a chronic disease once thought to be uncommon in the developing world, has now emerged countries. An estimated 30 million persons in the South East Asian region are affected. It is estimated that by 2025, there will be nearly 80 million diabetics in this region, the highest among all the WHO regions. Thus the South East Asian region will bear the maximum global burden of the disease. Sensing the importance and antidiabetic properties of the medicinal plants, articles of this book have been compiled to give a clear cut picture on the subject, and also help the medical practitioners to keep abreast of the latest developments.
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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 Herbal Therapy for Diabetes (Volume I)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Ukaaz Publications
Language: English
isbn 8188279218
length viii+318p., Tables; Figures; References; Appendix; 25cm.