184 pages | 150 B/W Illus.
The Sri Lankan medicinal system predominantly utilizes herbs and spices for the treatment of various ailments. This is mostly because Sri Lanka is a tropical country, a biodiverse hot-spot blessed with a plethora of flora and fauna. Traditional Herbal Remedies of Sri Lanka looks at the traditional medicinal practices of the country that utilize plant material from a cultural, philosophical and scientific perspective. When it comes to the scientific aspects, several Sri Lankan herbs have been in the spotlight for possessing bioactive constituents with promising therapeutic effects. It is hoped that these will be considered as strong candidates to combat currently prevailing global disease conditions.
Sri Lanka: The Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Traditional medicinal practices in modern times
Causes and prescribed herbal remedies of some common disease conditions
Scientific evidence on the therapeutic properties of some popular herbs and spices of Sri Lanka
Safety and quality assurance
The way forward: A SWOT analysis.
This unique book series focuses on the natural products chemistry of botanical medicines from different countries such as Turkey, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Brazil, China, Africa, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and India. These fascinating volumes are written by experts from their respective countries. The series will focus on the pharmacognosy, covering recognized areas rich in folklore as well as botanical medicinal uses as a platform to present the natural products and organic chemistry. Where possible, the authors will link these molecules to pharmacological modes of action. The series intends to trace a route through history from ancient civilizations to the modern day showing the importance to man of natural products in medicines, in foods and a variety of other ways.