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For the first time, this book displays, in the most suitable and systematized manner the in-depth knowledge of medicinal plants which were verbally practiced among the various folkloric and traditional treatment systems of the world. The book unfolds almost all known unknown medicinal plants of the world which were earlier unavailable in any text at one place and can be scientifically explored for various illnesses in the future. These plants have been explained elaborately from the point of view of traditional uses and their classical illustrations to modern scientific experiments.

This unique work brings forth the productive and appropriate treatment methodology for simple to severe diseases known from antiquity till date. This Encyclopedia is the one and the only book of its own kind.

Besides, all the common names of the plants known in different regions of the world, and more than 15, Sanskrit names of medicinal plants found in ancient Ayurvedic published texts and unpublished manuscripts are also compiled here. Most interestingly, it is the first treatise where around 60, medicinal plants of the world are given entirely new Sanskrit nomenclature in binomial pattern from family up to genus and species level, describing the base of origin of nomenclature in scientific terms.

The book also describes about the origin of names of different families and genus. The herbs are organized alphabetically by their English common name but by using the index, it is possible to find the herbs using their Arabic and Latin names as well. The book is aimed at a Western audience As the author notes, 'Islamic herbalism and Sufi healing have a negligible presence in the alternative health care market in the Western world' 5.

It may be assumed, therefore, that Morrow's book is intended to do its part in improving the situation. The readers the author had in mind are thus Westerners interested in, or working within, herbal traditions. In the introduction , the author defines his concept of 'Islamic Herbal Medicine', stating that it consists solely of the herbs 'revealed in the Qur'an and found in the Sunnah [and] noted by the Twelve Imams' 3.

Thus he draws a clear line distinguishing his 'Islamic Herbal Medicine' from both the historical Arabic-Islamic medicine and the current Unani medicine, practiced in Pakistan and India. Unfortunately, the initial terminological clarity becomes opaque in the following pages, where the terms 'Islamic herbalism', 'Islamic medicine', 'Arabic-Islamic medicine', 'Unani medicine', and even 'Muslim medicine' are used indistinctly and ahistorically.

A newspaper article in described the terrible conditions in a hospital in war-torn Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Deprived of conventional medical supplies and drugs, the doctors were forced to use a well-known European herb, valerian Valeriana officinalis, p.

Valerian is an effective herbal medicine for anxiety and nervous tension, but it is woefully inadequate as an analgesic or anesthetic. Orthodox pharmaceutical medicines sustain life and counter infections in situations where other types of treatment may have little to offer.

Modern surgical techniques, such as keyhole surgery and plastic surgery, and the whole range of diagnostics and of life-support machinery now available, can all be used to improve the chances of recovery from serious illness or injury. The Benefits of Herbal Medicine Yet despite the dramatic advances and advantages of conventional medicine, or biomedicine as it is also known, it is clear that herbal medicine has much to offer.

We tend to forget that in all but the past 70 years or so, humans have relied almost entirely on plants to treat all manner of illnesses, from minor problems such as coughs and colds to life-threatening diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. Today, herbal remedies are coming back into prominence because the efficacy of conventional medicines such as antibiotics, which once had near-universal effectiveness against serious infections, is on the wane. Over the years, infectious organisms have developed resistance to synthesized drugs, and the herb sweet wormwood Artemisia annua, p.

Herbal medicine often complements conventional treatments, providing safe, well-tolerated remedies for chronic illnesses. It is experiencing a dramatic renaissance in Western countries, partly because no effective conventional treatment as yet exists for many chronic illnesses, such as asthma, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome.

In addition, concern over the side effects of biomedicine is encouraging people to look for more gentle forms of treatment.

Using Herbs Wisely Most commonly used herbs are extremely safe to use.

But some plants can produce side effects and, like all medicines, herbal remedies must be treated with respect. It is essential to take or use certain plants only under the guidance of a well-trained practitioner, to avoid adverse consequences.

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Ma huang Ephedra sinica, p. When an herbal medicine is used correctly, however, the chances of developing a serious side effect are remote.

Potent Plant Chemicals The ability of an herbal medicine to affect body systems depends on the chemical constituents that it contains. Scientists first started extracting and isolating chemicals from plants in the 18th century, and since that time we have grown accustomed to looking at herbs and their effects in terms of the active constituents they contain.

This Encyclopedia is no exception, providing details of all the main active constituents of the medicinal herbs featured and explaining their actions. Opium poppy fields in Tasmania. Opium, derived from the seed capsules of the opium poppy, yields the narcotic alkaloids morphine and codeine, powerful painkillers that are widely used in conventional medicine.

Tubocurarine, the most powerful muscle relaxant in existence, is derived from pareira Chondrodendron tomentosum, p. Many anesthetics are also derived from plants— for example cocaine comes from coca Erythroxylum coca, p. It is hard to think of a world deprived of the antimalarial properties of quinine derived from Cinchona spp. These and many other conventional medicines are all derived from isolated plant constituents. Value of Whole Plants Although it is important to understand the actions of individual active constituents, herbal medicine, unlike bio- medicine, is ultimately about the use and actions of whole plants—medicines that are literally god- or goddess-given, rather than developed in a laboratory.

In the same way that taking a watch apart and identifying its key parts will not show you how it works as a whole, dividing up a medicinal herb into its constituent parts cannot explain exactly how it works in its natural form.

The whole herb is worth more than the sum of its parts, and scientific research is increasingly showing that the active constituents of many herbs, for example those in ginkgo Ginkgo biloba, p.

Plants contain hundreds, if not thousands, of different constituent chemicals that interact in complex ways.

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Frequently, we simply do not know in detail how a particular herb works—even though its medicinal benefit is well established. The pharmacological approach to understanding how whole herbs work is like working on a puzzle where only some of the pieces have been provided. Furthermore, although it is very useful to know that a plant contains certain active constituents, such information can be misleading on its own.

For example, Chinese rhubarb Rheum palmatum, p.Great Britain: Cambridge University Press; In northeastern Brazil, for example, community-run herb gardens grow medicinal herbs that are sold to local hospitals. The men with sexual impotence and erectile dysfunction deserve proper diagnosis of the conditions and treatment.

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Photographs and line diagrams have been provided which presents a clear exhibition of these plants. The description of impotent men in western Uganda among the Banyankore ethnic grouping is literally translated as the persons having no legs Kifabigyere, Runyankore Dialect to imply that the penis is dead cannot bear children. As a result, Chinese rhubarb works in two apparently opposite ways depending on the dosage: A unique photographic index profiles over plants, with detailed information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, and traditional and current uses.

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