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Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Volume XII)

Atiya Khanum (Editor)

The history of medicine dates back perhaps to the origin of the human race. In those days, the subject of human suffering and its alleviation was intimately associated with religion, myth and magic. The organic world is sustained by plants through the fundamental process of photosynthesis. Plants have provided all the basic are the sources of food, medicine, fuel, fibre and others. Plants have been associated with the health of mankind from time immemorial and also the important source of medicines even since the dawn of human civilization. In the past, sickness was viewed as a punishment from God, and hence was treated with prayers and rituals. Indian has been a traditional exporter of medicinal plants for the past several decades and ranks as one of the foremost supplier of medicinal plants in the world. The importance of traditional medicine and medicinal plants is slowly gaining ground. Traditional remedies in India not only offer an affordable health care system; but also hold immense potential for the international market in this age of patents and intellectual property rights.

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About the author

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.

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Bibliographic information

Title Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Volume XII)
Author Atiya Khanum
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Ukaaz Publications
Language: English
isbn 8188279161
length viii+327p., Tables; References; 24cm.