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Phytomedicine Healing Herbs

Author Name: Ven Hari | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

This compendium on tested and approved medicinal plant drugs and potential for new drugs from plants based on ethno pharmacological and anecdotal reports is a collection of critical information on the biology, chemistry and brief descriptions of the known and potential medicinal values of plants. This book is a storehouse of information on medicinal plants collected from many sources in readable language that will be useful for laymen, students, academics, drug developers, drug formulators and businesses interested in alternative and holistic medicine. 

This book also helps the readers to understand the basics of the biology of Cancer, Cardiovascular, Urinogenital, Ear Nose and throat, Eye, Brain and central nervous system, dermal, microbial and the interrelations of these human anatomical systems. 

This book will serve as a guide, a reference and source book and a good book for all who are interested in knowing the why and how of Phytomedicine : Herbal medicine and the opportunities that exist to find new ways of dealing with health issues. 

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Ven Hari

The author is a retired Professor of Biological Sciences with special reference to Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Plant Biology at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. After retirement, he is serving as a consultant and Director of Research for The Life science group of companies, Hyland, Michigan, and a couple of other companies dealing with disinfectants and medicinal plants. He was also associated with the Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt as a visiting Professor. He has published over 60 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and mentored many PhD and master’s level Graduate Students. After retirement, he turned his attention to the study of Nutraceuticals and various ethno-pharmaceutical systems based on plants. This included Indian, Tibetan, Iranian, Arabic, Greek, African, Amazonian, Australasian, Polynesian, and other systems of herbal medicine and formulations that were and are in vogue for treating various human and animal diseases. These extensive studies resulted in the publishing of  his last book “Plant Foods for Nutritional Good Health” published in 2019 by Notion Press. The current book is a further extension of these studies but with focus on medicinal plants used in alternative medicine in different regions of the world and the potential of these plants for future development of new drugs.