Natural Resources and Human Health

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.

Author: Shigeaki Baba

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015025250047

Category: Medical

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.
Categories: Medical

Wild Fruits Composition Nutritional Value and Products

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.

Author: Abdalbasit Adam Mariod

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030318857

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 577

View: 938

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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants

Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants

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

Author: T. K. Lim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400756533

Category: Science

Page: 943

View: 301

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.
Categories: Science

Wetland Plants

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.

Author: Maryam Akram Butt

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030692582

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 441

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.
Categories: Science

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

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 found anywhere on earth. ... Ethno-bo- tanical information from traditional African health workers is validating the healing properties and nutritional value ...

Author: Isaac Ncube Mazonde

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9782869781948

Category: Law

Page: 129

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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.
Categories: Law

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

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

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

ISBN: 9789785223187

Category:

Page: 201

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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
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Plants in Indigenous Medicine Diet

Plants in Indigenous Medicine   Diet

part ( s ) ; botanical , pharmacologic , and other data ; economic value ; and information for related species and genera . Similarly , other reference works on indigenous food plants provide nutritional data in the form of calorie ...

Author: Nina Lilian Etkin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0913178020

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Edible Plants in Health and Diseases

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.

Author: Mubashir Hussain Masoodi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811649588

Category: Medical

Page:

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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.
Categories: Medical

Herbal Medicine Past and Present A reference guide to medicinal plants

Herbal Medicine Past and Present  A reference guide to medicinal plants

The Nutritional Value of Indigenous Wild Plants ; An Annotated Bibliography . Troy : Whitston , 1978 . Roca - Garcia , H. “ Weeds : A Link with the Past , 2 : Purslane . " Arnoldia 30 ( 1970 ) : 114–15 . Rodale , J. I. The Hawthorn ...

Author: J. K. Crellin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822310198

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 945

Volume 2.
Categories: Medical

Wild Plants Mushrooms and Nuts

Wild Plants  Mushrooms and Nuts

This book will provide researchers, teachers and postgraduate students in food science and nutrition, biochemistry, botanical, medical and pharmaceutical areas with a complete and extensive summary of the health benefits and food ...

Author: Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118944622

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 144

Wild Plants, Mushrooms and Nuts: Functional Properties and Food Applications is a compendium of current and novel research on the chemistry, biochemistry, nutritional and pharmaceutical value of traditional food products, namely wild mushrooms, plants and nuts, which are becoming more relevant in diets, and are especially useful for developing novel health foods and in modern natural food therapies. Topics covered will range from their nutritional value, chemical and biochemical characterization, to their multifunctional applications as food with beneficial effects on health, though their biological and pharmacological properties (antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antitumor capacity, among others).
Categories: Science

Tropical Fruits from Cultivation to Consumption and Health Benefits

Tropical Fruits   from Cultivation to Consumption and Health Benefits

In this book, we have tried to collect materials covering some aspects from characterization and origin of the mango and guava plants into the taxonomical position of the plants to summarize information about the application of the fruits ...

Author: Svetoslav Dimitrov Todorov

Publisher:

ISBN: 1634846826

Category: GARDENING

Page: 174

View: 103

Food or medicine? That is the question related to our everyday lives.. Fruits are an important part of daily nutritional habits and can be recognized as a supplier of vitamins, minerals, fibers, antioxidants, etc. On the other hand, however, they can influence our GUT microflora and can have a direct and indirect impact on our health. Our ancestors had no knowledge of plant taxonomy, enzymes, antioxidants, or microbiology; they even knew nothing about the existence of the microbes and all these molecules. However, they had one very powerful piece of knowledge, and that was knowledge of traditional know-how. Based on personal experience and the knowledge transferred from parents to children throughout the centuries, they knew about the beneficial properties of fruits, vegetables, and medical plants. The longest part of this history was based on empirical knowledge gained by experience without former knowledge of either mechanisms or scientific basis. If we look back in history, we can find the use of various fruits, vegetables and medical plants in the treatment of numerous diseases; they appreciated for their nutritional value or used in everyday domestic processes. Based on empiric experience, a high number of fruits have been used in traditional medicine. Empiric knowledge, frequently transferred from one generation to the next, was the only basis for preparation and application of these products in the past. Mangos (Mangifera indica L.) and guavas (Psidium guajava) have been widely acknowledged as nutritionally valuable fruits that act excellent sources of vitamins and minerals. They have been cultivated in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Many research investigations reveal that both plants exhibit numerous medicinal properties. They have been used to treat many ailments by acting as antioxidants, antidiabetics, anti-inflammatory agents, anti-diarrhea supplements, aiding with hypolipidaemia, and anti-cancer promoters. Mangos have been found to be widely used in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, while guavas are processed mainly into food products. However, their physical, chemical, and sensory attributes of undergo changes upon the ripening process. Thus, different methods of storage and packaging are developed to prolong the shelf life and maintain the quality of these fruits. From the viewpoint of the twenty-first century scientist, we have sufficient knowledge to address various beneficial properties to mangos and guavas. Nowadays, the application of different parts of the mango and guava plants could be seen in the preparation of numerous bioactive molecules. These molecules include enzymes, antibacterial proteins, antioxidants, and various extracts applicable in modern medicine, food industry, etc. In this book, we have tried to collect materials covering some aspects from characterization and origin of the mango and guava plants into the taxonomical position of the plants to summarize information about the application of the fruits and other parts of their plants.
Categories: GARDENING

Traditional Malay Medicinal Plants

Traditional Malay Medicinal Plants

Traditional medicine is well-known for its high nutritional value, as well as its ability to cure various ailments. Unfortunately, thus far it has not been presented to the community in a very impressive manner.

Author: Muhamad bin Zakaria

Publisher: ITBM

ISBN: 9789830683850

Category: Materia medica, Vegetable

Page: 185

View: 416

Categories: Materia medica, Vegetable

Promoting the Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources by Training and Research

Promoting the Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources by Training and Research

SBT 562 Medicinal Plants: exotic medicinal plants of commercial value, indigenous medicinal plants used in traditional ... for development as new commercial crops, analysis of nutritional values, plant flavours and other additives.

Author:

Publisher: Bioversity International

ISBN: 9789290435419

Category: Germplasm resources, Plant

Page: 34

View: 673

Categories: Germplasm resources, Plant

Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Modern Era

Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Modern Era

CONSERVATION OF INDIGENOUS CROPS Many indigenous food plant species with antidiabetic properties are going extinct ... those with medicinal value, and reintroduction of drought-resistant indigenous crops with more nutritional value than ...

Author: David R. Katerere

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351981781

Category: Medical

Page: 339

View: 449

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
Categories: Medical

Environmental History of the Hudson River

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, lambsquarters, pokeweed, pumpkin/squash, and strawberries) may have been present because ...

Author: Robert E. Henshaw

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438440279

Category: History

Page: 376

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

The Alkaline Herbal Medicine

The Alkaline Herbal Medicine

This guide explains why natural herbal medication is important not only in healing the body but also its role in the environment.

Author: Tim Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1074665686

Category:

Page: 316

View: 965

★★ Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE. ★★ Are you wanting to get into natural healing but have no idea where to begin? Perhaps you have tried traditional medical methods, and they have not worked out for you? Maybe you have made a promise to yourself to take better care of yourself through optimizing your mind, body, and spirit, or you have a garden full of plants that you have no idea the potential benefits they possess? No matter the situation, this comprehensive book about healing medical herbs will answer all of these questions. No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned herbalist and gardener, this guide will give you the knowledge that you need to realize the full potential of using herbal medicine in your life. This guide explains why natural herbal medication is important not only in healing the body but also its role in the environment. It gives you points as to why going the natural route with your healing process is ideal and walks you through the points of following an Alkaline Plant Diet. Here's some of the informations explained in the book: The Benefits of and Alkaline Body The Healing Plants Role in Our Ecosystem How to Harvest, Dry and Store your Herbs Properly to get the most healing and nutritional value When Seeds and Roots Should Be Planted to get the most potent properties of each plant How to make your own tinctures, salves, infusions, and much more, which will further aid in your health Informations on Over 70 individual healing herbs, which inform you about botany characteristics, tips on when to harvest, and what parts of the plants are useful are all inside. There is also a breakdown of the health benefits of each herb As a bonus, there are many individual recipes included, which will aid you in building your own natural herbal medicine cabinet from useful remedies to include a Poison Ivy Poultice, cold and flu treatments, various teas, and more! This book will open up a world of possibilities as the choices become endless with the amount of healing medicines that you can produce in your own home with the use of herbs in your garden, buy in the store, or find while wandering through the wild. So, if you ever wanted to jump into the world of herbalism to help you become a healthier person inside and out as well as to be able to heal you and your family members with simple gifts from nature, take the opportunity to learn about this exciting way to feel better! Click on the Buy Now button to get your copy of Alkaline Herbal Medicine: The Beginners Guide to Medicinal Herbs and Healthy Natural Remedies to Balance Your Mind, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Heal Common Ailments and start to change your life today!
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Assessment of Medicinal Plants for Human Health

Assessment of Medicinal Plants for Human Health

This volume looks at the importance of medicinal plants and their potential benefits for human health, providing insight with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment and management of certain diseases.

Author: Megh R. Goyal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000761184

Category: Medical

Page: 262

View: 567

This volume looks at the importance of medicinal plants and their potential benefits for human health, providing insight with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment and management of certain diseases. Divided into four sections, the volume covers the assessment and identification of medicinal plants, the role of medicinal plants in disease management, the ethnobotany and phytochemistry of medicinal plants, and novel applications of plants. Assessment of Medicinal Plants for Human Health: Phytochemistry, Disease Management, and Novel Applications sheds light on the potential of certain plants and will be of value to faculty and advanced-level students of natural products, food science, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and biochemistry. It will also be of interest to researchers in the area of drug discovery and development.
Categories: Medical

Progress in Food Preservation

Progress in Food Preservation

25.2.9 Salvia officinalis Salvia officinalis has been used in herbal medicine for many centuries. ... there is considerable potential for the use of plant phytochemicals to improve food quality, nutritional value and overall well-being.

Author: Rajeev Bhat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470655856

Category: Science

Page: 630

View: 997

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.
Categories: Science

Aids And STDs In Africa

Aids And STDs In Africa

Bridging The Gap Between Traditional Healing And Modern Medicine Edward C Green ... On the other hand, possibilities involving the nutritional value of plants circumvent many of these problems, especially when considering known edible ...

Author: Edward C Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429714115

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: Political Science

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World Africa

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World   Africa

J Entomol Nematol 5:64–69 Desta B (1993) Ethiopian traditional herbal drugs. Part 2: antimicrobial activity of 63 medicinal plants. J Ethnopharmacol 39:129–139 Feyssa DH, Njoka JT, Asfaw Z, Nyangito MM (2012a) Nutritional value of ...

Author: Mohamed Neffati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789402411201

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 411

View: 505

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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering