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Folk Herbal Medicine and Drug Discovery

S.S. Katewa (Author)

Traditional medicines, especially the folk herbal medicines have recently been receiving heightened interest the world over. A less visible, but potentially more important application of recent advances in biosciences is the research and validation of herbal medicines used in experience based medicines, such as Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda. Ethnobotanical approaches to drug discovery which relies on using the knowledge of indigenous people, particularly healers are the oldest, but perhaps most successful techniques in discovering new pharmaceuticals from biodiversity.

This reference book contains 24 papers by eminent scientists on herbal drugs, drug discovery and other related topics which deal with biological activities and aspects of herbal drug research, such as anti-cancer, antidiabetic, anti-ischemic, anti-microbial, ethnomedicine, ethnopharmacology, pharmacognostic and phytochemistry. This book will be welcomed by many investigators working in the field of pharmacology, botany, biodiversity conservation, Ayurveda, traditional systems of medicine and drug discovery.

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About the author

S.S. Katewa

Dr. S.S. Katewa, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, is Fellow of the “Society of Ethnobotanists” and an active researcher pursuing research in the fields of Ethnobotany, Ecology and Agrostology.  He has guided research under several research projects funded by the University Grant Commission, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Directorate of watershed Development and soil conservation, Govt. of Rajasthan.  Dr. Katewa has published more than 50 research papers in various National and International Journals.  He has produced more than 13 Ph.D.  He has been attending conferences, symposia and seminars in India and abroad.  He is the recipient of ‘Brandis prize’ for the year 1999 by Indian Forester and received “Best Poster Award” at a national symposium in 2001 by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Folk Herbal Medicine and Drug Discovery
Author S.S. Katewa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.08.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172337766
length ix+299p., Illustrations; Tables; Figures; 25cm.