Natural Resources and Human Health

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.

Natural Resources and Human Health

Author: Shigeaki Baba

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN:

Page: 227

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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.

Wild Fruits Composition Nutritional Value and Products

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.

Wild Fruits  Composition  Nutritional Value and Products

Author: Abdalbasit Adam Mariod

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030318850

Page: 577

View: 879

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.

Wetland Plants

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.

Wetland Plants

Author: Maryam Akram Butt

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030692582

Page: 228

View: 364

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.

Indigenous Knowledge System and Intellectual Property Rights in the Twenty First Century Perspectives from Southern Africa

South Africa has one of the richest natural resource of medicinal plants to be ... is validating the healing properties and nutritional value of indigenous ...

Indigenous Knowledge System and Intellectual Property Rights in the Twenty First Century  Perspectives from Southern Africa

Author: Isaac Ncube Mazonde

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 2869781946

Page: 129

View: 439

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.

HERBAL IMMUNE ENHANCERS AND INDIGENOUS HERBS PLANTS AND FRUITS AND ITS TRADITIONAL IMPLICATIONS IN THERAPY INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES

Over the past few years much research has been done and is still going on to prove scientifically the plants nutritional value and medicinal value.

HERBAL IMMUNE ENHANCERS AND INDIGENOUS HERBS  PLANTS AND FRUITS AND ITS TRADITIONAL IMPLICATIONS IN THERAPY INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES

Author: Md. Rageeb Md. Usman

Publisher: Science and Education Development Institute, Nigeria

ISBN: 9785223183

Page: 201

View: 431

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

Plants and Indigenous Medicine and Diet

As emphasized above, the nutritional benefits of plants should be considered when examining medicinal plants. The nutritional value of T. tuberosum lies in ...

Plants and Indigenous Medicine and Diet

Author: Nina L. Etkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135882770

Page: 336

View: 196

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.

Edible Medicinal and Non Medicinal Plants

... Nutritive/Medicinal Properties Kembayau fruit is pleasant, nutritious and ... B (2011) Nutritional constituents and antioxidant properties of indigenous ...

Edible Medicinal and Non Medicinal Plants

Author: Lim T. K.

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048186617

Page: 835

View: 189

This multi-compendium is a comprehensive, illustrated and scientifically up-to-date work covering more than a thousand species of edible medicinal and non-medicinal plants. This work will be of significant interest to scientists, researchers, medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, herbalogists, conservationists, teachers, lecturers, students and the general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant part and uses; botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological properties, medicinal uses and current research findings; non-edible uses; and selected/cited references. Each volume covers about a hundred species arranged according to families and species. Each volume has separate scientific and common names indices and separate scientific and medical glossaries.

Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Modern Era

CONSERVATION OF INDIGENOUS CROPS Many indigenous food plant species with antidiabetic ... of plant natural resources, especially those with medicinal value, ...

Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Modern Era

Author: David R. Katerere

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351981781

Page: 339

View: 732

While there is talk of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, old and new challenges bedevil the world – climate change, nutrition, and health poverty being at the top of the list. In seeking solutions to these and other problems which afflict the modern era, it is worthwhile to look into our collective past, to the traditions and knowledges of our ancestors. Such knowledge continues to exist in many parts of the world, though now marginalized by homogenous, Eurocentric ontolology and epistemology. This book presents a compilation of reviews, case studies, and primary research attempting to locate the utility of traditional and Indigenous Knowledges in an increasingly complex world. It assembles chapter authors from across the world to tackle topics ranging from traditional knowledge-based innovations and commercialization, traditional medicine systems as practiced around the world, ethnoveterinary practices, and food innovation to traditional governance and leadership systems, among others. This book is an important resource for policymakers; scholars and researchers of cultural studies, leadership, governance, ethnobotany, anthropology, plant genetic resources and technology innovation; and readers interested in the history of knowledge and culture, as well as cultural activists and political scientists. Features: Unique combination of social science and anthropological aspects with natural science perspectives Includes summaries aimed at policymakers to immediately see what would be relevant to their work Combines case studies illuminating important lessons learned with reviews and primary data Multidisciplinary in the scope of the topics tackled and assemblage of contributors Global footprint with contributions from Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, and the West Indies David R. Katerere, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa Wendy Applequist, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri Oluwaseyi M. Aboyade, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa and Nutritica SA, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa Chamunorwa Togo, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa

Environmental History of the Hudson River

Table of Potential Plant Origins Indigenous Medicinal Plants In addition to their nutritional value, at least five of the early plants (amaranth, ...

Environmental History of the Hudson River

Author: Robert E. Henshaw

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438440278

Page: 376

View: 177

Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.

Progress in Food Preservation

Hence, the utilization of many tropical medicinal plants in food ... for the use of plant phytochemicals to improve food quality, nutritional value and ...

Progress in Food Preservation

Author: Rajeev Bhat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470655852

Page: 630

View: 706

This volume presents a wide range of new approaches aimed at improving the safety and quality of food products and agricultural commodities. Each chapter provides in-depth information on new and emerging food preservation techniques including those relating to decontamination, drying and dehydration, packaging innovations and the use of botanicals as natural preservatives for fresh animal and plant products. The 28 chapters, contributed by an international team of experienced researchers, are presented in five sections, covering: Novel decontamination techniques Novel preservation techniques Active and atmospheric packaging Food packaging Mathematical modelling of food preservation processes Natural preservatives This title will be of great interest to food scientists and engineers based in food manufacturing and in research establishments. It will also be useful to advanced students of food science and technology.

Aids And STDs In Africa

Bridging The Gap Between Traditional Healing And Modern Medicine Edward C Green ... In sum, any possibility that involves the medicinal properties of plants ...

Aids And STDs In Africa

Author: Edward C Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429714114

Page: 288

View: 186

This book emphasizes the factors in the spread and control of AIDS that have received less attention in the literature. It suggests that a collaborative action program involving traditional healers is necessary if we wish to impact the spread of AIDS and other STDs in Africa.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World Africa

Bille PG, Shikongo-Nambabi M, Cheikhyoussef A (2013) Value addition and processed products of three indigenous fruits in Namibia. Afr J Food Agric Nutr Dev ...

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World   Africa

Author: Mohamed Neffati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9402411208

Page: 411

View: 804

This volume in the series is devoted to Africa, a continent that possesses a vast treasure of medicinal plants and has produced some exclusive materials for the world market. This volume is expected to strengthen the medicinal plant sector in African countries by making comprehensive information on medicinal and aromatic plants available to policy-makers and entrepreneurs. It can be used to frame effective policies and create an environment conducive to the growth of the plant-based medicine industry, bringing economic benefit to African nations. It will help health organizations to improve the health of their people by using their own resources and a less expensive system of medicine, which is accepted by African society. It could also lead scientific communities to increase R&D activities in the field.

Herbal Medicine in Yemen

... plants, their medicinal properties, and health issues. This specific knowledge is thus quite complex and relies on various fields of indigenous ...

Herbal Medicine in Yemen

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004232079

Page: 268

View: 165

Traditional medicine in Yemen is largely plant-based. Fourteen scholars represent both humanities and natural sciences in studying herbal medicines and their multifaceted applications within traditional Yemeni society. Approaches are based on textual analysis, empirical research and laboratory experiment.

Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants

This book continues as volume 5 of a multicompendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants.

Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants

Author: T. K. Lim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400756534

Page: 943

View: 857

This book continues as volume 5 of a multicompendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers edible fruits/seeds used fresh, cooked or processed as vegetables, cereals, spices, stimulant, edible oils and beverages. It covers selected species from the following families: Apiaceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Cunoniaceae, Lythraceae, Papaveraceae, Poaceae, Polygalaceae, Polygonaceae, Proteaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rhamnaceae, Rubiaceae, Salicaceae, Santalaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae and Zingiberaceae. This work will be of significant interest to scientists, medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, botanists, agriculturists, conservationists, lecturers, students and the general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy; common/English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agroecology; edible plant parts and uses; botany; nutritive/pharmacological properties, medicinal uses, nonedible uses; and selected references.

Edible Plants in Health and Diseases

This book is a single-source scientific reference to explore the specific factors that contribute to these potential health benefits and discuss how to maximize those potential benefits.

Edible Plants in Health and Diseases

Author: Mubashir Hussain Masoodi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811649585

Page:

View: 351

The book provides essential information on some of the promising edible medicinal plants and how these possess both nutritional as well as therapeutic value. The significance of the edible plants in traditional medicine and the importance of the distribution of their chemical constituents are discussed systematically concerning the role of these plants in ethnomedicine in different regions of the world. The current volume deals with the individual plants' phytochemical and pharmacological properties, emphasizing human health. The title would demonstrate the value of natural edible plants and introduce readers to state-of-the-art developments and trends in omics-driven research. This book is a single-source scientific reference to explore the specific factors that contribute to these potential health benefits and discuss how to maximize those potential benefits. Chemists, food technologists, pharmacologists, phytochemists, and all professionals involved with quality control and standardization will find in this book a valuable and updated basis for their work.

Mountain agriculture Opportunities for harnessing Zero Hunger in Asia

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ... The traditional medicinal value of plants can be further translated into high market value as a ...

Mountain agriculture  Opportunities for harnessing Zero Hunger in Asia

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251316805

Page: 322

View: 280

Mountain food security and nutrition are core issues that can contribute positively to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals but paradoxically are often ignored in Zero Hunger and poverty reduction-related agenda. Under the overall leadership of José Graziano da Silva, the Former Director-General of FAO, sustainable mountain agriculture development is set as a priority in Asia and the Pacific, to effectively address this issue and assist Member Countries in tackling food insecurity and malnutrition in mountain regions. This comprehensive publication is the first of its kind that focuses on the multidimensional status, challenges, opportunities and solutions of sustainable mountain agriculture development for Zero Hunger in Asia. This publication is building on the ‘International Workshop and Regional Expert Consultation on Mountain Agriculture Development and Food Security and Nutrition Governance’, held by FAO RAP and UIR in November 2018 Beijing, in collaboration with partners from national governments, national agriculture institutes, universities, international organizations and international research institutes. The publication provides analysis with evidence on how mountain agriculture could contribute to satisfying all four dimensions of food security, to transform food systems to be nutrition-sensitive, climate-resilient, economically-viable and locally adaptable. From this food system perspective, the priority should be given to focus on specialty mountain product identification (e.g. Future Smart Food), production, processing, marketing and consumption, which would effectively expose the potential of mountain agriculture to contribute to Zero Hunger and poverty reduction. In addition, eight Asian country case studies not only identify context-specific challenges within biophysical-technical, policy, socio-economic and institutional dimensions,

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries Policies for health nutrition food consumption and poverty

Indigenous cropping systems contribute to the production of medicinal plants . Like wild - collected foods , whose nutritional benefits are often dismissed ...

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries  Policies for health  nutrition  food consumption  and poverty

Author: Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801475542

Page: 268

View: 340

The first volume of case studies designed to complement the textbook "Food Policy for Developing Countries" by Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II.

Feed Additives

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines as "herbal medicines" plant-derived materials or products with therapeutic or other human benefits, ...

Feed Additives

Author: Panagiota Florou-Paneri

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128147016

Page: 380

View: 605

Feed Additives: Aromatic Plants and Herbs in Animal Nutrition and Health explores the use of aromatic plants and their extracts, including essential oils in animal nutrition. It provides details about the development of bacteria resistance to antibiotics. All chapters provide a holistic approach on how aromatic plants can provide an efficient solution to animal health, also covering the main categories of animals, including poultry, pigs, ruminants and aquaculture. This book represents an up-to-date review of the existing knowledge on aromatic plants, both in vitro and in vivo and the basis for future research. Covers different categories of animals and novel feed trends with functional properties Examines a variety of natural sources based on plant functional substances to promote antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory properties and digestive stimulations Explores the chemistry and mechanism of action of plant extracts in animal nutrition Includes sustainable solutions for the use of natural additives as growth promoters