Major Herbs of Ayurveda

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Elizabeth M. Williamson
Churchill Livingstone, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 361 pages
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This unique, clinical reference features comprehensive and detailed profiles of 50 key herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. Coverage of each herb includes a discussion of its historical context, habitat, botanical description, major chemical constituents, medical usage, safety profile, dosage, regulatory status, and Ayurvedic properties. It also features full-color photos of each plant, describes which part of the plant is used, and illustrates the dried herbal preparation. Each herb's ethnobotanical usage and ethnoveterinary usage are also presented for a clear understanding of how the herb is used in various contexts.

  • Complete information on the unique uses of Ayrurvedic herbs is provided, including new information on certain herbs not covered in any other resource.
  • Descriptions of the ethnobotanical and medicinal uses of herbs present a traditional and historical context for their uses.
  • In-depth coverage of chemical constituents is provided.
  • The specific Ayurvedic properties of herbs are described, as well as how they are used by Ayurvedic practitioners, shedding light on an approach that is increasing in popularity.
  • Full-color illustrations of each herb offer cues for visual recognition of the plant.
  • Safety considerations enable readers to apply theoretical knowledge to clinical practice, including toxicity data on certain herbs.
  • Primary sources are well-referenced throughout the book, highlighting original, authentic research and scientific findings.

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The Dabur Research Foundation was founded in 1979 as a non-profit making organization for the purpose of conducting scientific research on health care for both humans and animals.

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