Traditional medicine has been described as the total combination of knowledge and practices whether explicable or not, used in diagnosing, preventing, or eliminating physical, mental, or social disease and which may rely exclusively on experience and observation, handed down from generation to generation, verbally or in writing. This form of therapy covers abroad range of healing philosophies and approaches; some approaches are consistent with physiological principles of orthodox medicines, while others constitute independent healing systems. Some of the alternative approaches to the treatment of ailments include herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, bodywork and massage. Herbal medicine is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts. It refers to the use of any plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbal medicine is also known as botanical medicine, medicinal botany, medicinal herbalism, herbology and phytotherapy.
The Authors of this book are all Research forum students and Dr.A.Poongothai, Dr. M.Fernandus Durai and Dr.I. Niyas Ahamed, Assistant Professors, Dept of Biochemistry, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Herbal Technology, Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Plants
SCIENCE / Biology