Front Env Sci 5(96):1–13 Jamir HK, Tsurho K, Zhimomi A (2015) Some
indigenous medicinal plants and its uses in Zunheboto District. Nagaland Int J
Dev Res 05(08):5195–5200 Joshi M, Kumar M, Bussmann RW (2010)
Ethnomedecinal uses ...
Author: Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Publisher: Springer Nature
Wild fruits play an important role in mitigating hunger in the developing world. As a sustainable and natural food source in rural areas, these fruits have a strong effect on regional food security and poverty alleviation. This makes the utilization of wild foods incredibly important for native populations both in terms of food security and economics. There are many traditional methods for wild fruit harvesting, indigenous tree and plant domestication and cultivation passed down through generations that are sustainable and economically viable, ultimately contributing to a better quality of life for large sections of the developing world. To date there has not been a reference work focusing on the full scope of wild fruits from their growth and chemical makeup to their harvest, distribution, health effects and beyond. Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products adequately fills this gap, expansively covering the utilization of multi-purpose wild fruits in regions worldwide. Effects on quality of life, food security, economics and health are extensively covered. Over 31 wild fruit species are examined, with individual chapters focusing on each species' phytochemical constituents, bioactive compounds, traditional and medicinal uses and chemical composition. Harvest, post-harvest and consumption methods are covered for each, as are their overall effect on the food security and economics of their native regions. This book is essential for researchers in search of a comprehensive singular source for the chemical makeups and cultivation of indigenous wild fruits and their many benefits to their native regions.
This book is the record of the WHO symposium highlighting the importance of plants to mankind and emphasizing the role that plants play in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem.
Author: Shigeaki Baba
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
Primary health care, as defined at the International Conference on Primary Health Care (Alma-Ata.1978) is the key to attaining Health for All by the Year 2000 which is a goal engaging every nation of the world to improve health. Protecting the contribution of plants for the present and future health of mankind involves action on different fronts such as economic, scientific, environmental and promotional. This book is the record of the WHO symposium highlighting the importance of plants to mankind and emphasizing the role that plants play in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem.
Ethno-bo- tanical information from traditional African health workers is validating
the healing properties and nutritional value of indigenous African systems of
medicine. This discussion demonstrates that the collectors of medicinal plants
Author: Isaac Ncube Mazonde
Publisher: African Books Collective
Papers originally presented at a workshop held Nov. 26-28, 2003 at the University of Botswana and supported by the World Association for Christian Communication.
Over 80% of the plants in Nigeria used for treatment of malaria and other
sicknesses are also used as food (Cousins and Huffman, 2002); there seem to be
not much distinction between medicinal benefits of plants and their nutritive value
Author: Md. Rageeb Md. Usman
Publisher: Science and Education Development Institute, Nigeria
The book aims towards providing the basic and fundamental information to the researchers and scientists worldwide on the vast herbal and natural medicinal treasure available to us derived from plants, herbs and fruits obtained from traditional agricultural practices. This book is dedicated to the professionals of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry Sciences and has been composed exclusively for providing first-hand knowledge on the related issues for the development of science and education. SUBHA GANGULY Editor-in-Chief
The perceived chemical in another plant would give an obvious placebo effect
based on a conditioned taste preference . As emphasized above , the nutritional
benefits of plants should be considered when examining medicinal plants .
Author: Nina Lilian Etkin
Publisher: Psychology Press
First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Humans have long been acute observers of their biological surroundings and have been involved in dynamic relationships with ambient flora and fauna since the development of the earliest medical systems and food-getting technologies. Human-plant interactions can, then, be viewed as one expression of a population's encounter with their environment and have been the subject of considerable interest in various disciplines which seek to understand how the use of plants affects patterns of health and disease. The aim of this volume is to promote a bio-behavioral focus for indigenous plant research.
Author: Ira E. Harrison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
1378 references to literature dealing with native medical systems in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Mostly English-language books, journal articles, dissertations, and papers presented, but other languages are included also. Author and country or area indexes.
Zulu medicinal plants , an inventory . Natal : University of Natal ... Common wild
flowers of the Okavango Delta - medicinal uses and nutritional value . Gaborone :
Shell Oil ... Pocket list of southern African indigenous trees . Pretoria : Briza .
Publisher: Briza Publications
This book covers more than 300 plants, all accompanied by colour photographs showing the whole plant as well as selected features such as flowers, fruit, leaves and bark. The text comprises a description of each plant, location maps, its usages - including medicinal uses - and advice on cultivation.
This book serves as an important and basic reference material for further research into the basic biological as well as the applied medicinal aspects of traditional medicinal wetland plants.
Author: Maryam Akram Butt
Publisher: Springer Nature
Due to their high nutritive value and the presence of secondary metabolites, wetland plants can be consumed by humans as food and utilized as medicinal drugs. Significant numbers of ethno-botanic resources have been reported to extract useful compounds, which can be used as pharmaceuticals. Wetland plants are also very valuable as an energy source, as fuel for fish smoking and for domestic energy. These plants can be harvested as wild stock, or cultivated in flooded paddies for aquaculture, food and for livestock fodder. All parts of plants can be utilized for foodstuff, compost, mulch, medicine, and for construction. Wetland Plants: A Source of Nutrition and Ethnomedicine aims to promote public understanding of this remarkable resource, exploring not only their role in the ecosystem but also their nutritional and medicinal purposes. Based on original research, the text focuses on species identification (with original pictures of wetland plants including morphological features), nutritive value and ethno-medicinal uses. This book serves as an important and basic reference material for further research into the basic biological as well as the applied medicinal aspects of traditional medicinal wetland plants.
interest in the economic and pharmaceutical potential of traditional plant products
. ... provides worldwide coverage of medicinal plants – their ethnobotany ,
clinically or experimentally proven biological ... distribution , traditional and
current uses , chemistry , pharmacology , toxicology , nutritional value , products
Author: Robin James Marles
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
This handbook describes the traditional uses by aboriginal people of more than 200 different plants from Canada's boreal forest. It is the result of original ethnobotanical fieldwork in 29 communities across the boreal forest region of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Natural resources of the boreal forest have always been essential to the dietary, medical, economic, and spiritual well-being of First Nations people, but until now much of their traditional environmental knowledge has remained unrecorded and at risk of being lost.