Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well-Being, 1st Edition

  • Namrita Lall
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  • ISBN-10: 0128124768
  • ISBN-13: 9780128124765
  • DDC: 615.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume discusses, in depth, the use of South African plants to treat a variety of ailments, including tuberculosis, cancer, periodontal diseases, acne, postmacular hypomelanosis, and more. Plants were selected on the basis of their traditional use, and the book details the scientific evidence that supports their pharmacological and therapeutic potential to safely and effectively treat each disease. Thus, this book is a valuable resource for all researchers, students and professors involved in advancing global medicinal plant research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Traditional Medicine: The Ancient Roots of Modern Practice.
2: Are Medicinal Plants Effective for Skin Cancer?.
3: Fighting the Inevitable: Skin Aging and Plants.
4: Exploiting Medicinal Plants as Possible Treatments for Acne Vulgaris.
5: Medicinal Plants as Alternative Treatments for Progressive Macular Hypomelanosis.
6: The Role of Medicinal Plants in Oral Care.
7: Can Medicinal Plants Provide an Adjuvant for Tuberculosis Patients?.
8: Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Superficial Skin Infections: From Traditional Medicine to Herbal Soap Formulations.
9: Garlic (Allium sativum) and Its Associated Molecules, as Medicine.
10: Maximizing Medicinal Plants: Steps to Realizing Their Full Potential.