Traditional herbal remedies have always been valued since time immemorial. Herbal remedies have been known to cure everything, right from spasm to heart diseases and that too without any post-medication blues.
Modem medicine, in fact, is now fast realising the importance of Grandma's cure, which is why herb Rauwolfia has been appropriated by Allopathy to treat high blood pressure and depression, Digitalis to contain the fallouts of heart failure, Cinchona to counter malaria or Neem extracts for diabetes.
In Herbal Cure the authors outline the healing and curative properties of more than 100 medicinal plants which are easily available all over the country.
The best part of the book is that in many cases the patients will be able to bring their problems in effective control through simple, readily available herbal solutions.
Dr. Aziz Ahmad Syed did his M.Sc. Chemistry (Organic) from Gorakhpur University and M.Phil., Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. His research is concerned with the isolation and characterisation of active principles from Medicinal plants/Folk medicines. He has several research papers to his credit. Presently he is a Senior Reader in Chemistry of the Post graduate Dept. of a University College at Shahjahanpur (U'P)
Dr. Shiv Charan Sharma did his M.Sc. in Botany from Agra University and Ph.D. from Rohilkhand University. He is a Senior Reader in Botany of the Post graduate Dept. in the same college, Shahjahanpur (U'P'), He has many research papers to his credit. His research areas are taxonomy and chemotaxonomy.
The oldest existing health care a heritage of ancient India. While the written records of this system of natural health care date back to almost 5000 years, it has of late also been recognised by the W.H.O. as an effective complementary health system."
Phyto-therapy-a kind of treatment with plants and herbs (commonly referred to as Ayurveda/Unani system of medicines) far from abandoned is enjoying revival. The plant as a whole is considered to be more efficacious than the separate substances. Its slow curative or healing property is due to low concentration of chemicals present in it or probably due to synergic.
Several Unesco backed scientific projects studying grandmother cures are going on all over the world. Even the SAARC countries are mooted to make an exhaustive inventory of all medicinal plants in the region.
Ayurvedic products are now incorporated in the U.S.A. There is also a formation of a medical council whose role is to create authentic herbal formulae based on the Ayurvedic/ Unani texts.
About 30% ingredients of all allopathic medicines and 100% of Ayurvedic, Unani and homeopathy medicines come from plants.
As evident from the present scenario, herbal cure is getting worldwide acceptance and thus emphasising modem scientific evaluation/extraction of medicines from plants / folk medicines.
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