Traditional herbal remedies of Sri Lanka / Viduranga Y. Waisundara.Material type: TextSeries: Natural products chemistry of global plantsPublisher: Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, 2019Description: 1 online resourceContent type:
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- QK99.S78 W35 2019eb
"The Sri Lankan medicinal system predominantly utilizes herbs and spices for the treatment of various ailments. This is mostly because Sri Lanka is a tropical country, a biodiverse hot-spot blessed with a plethora of flora and fauna. Traditional Herbal Remedies of Sri Lanka looks at the traditional medicinal practices of the country that utilize plant material from a cultural, philosophical and scientific perspective. When it comes to the scientific aspects, several Sri Lankan herbs have been in the spotlight for possessing bioactive constituents with promising therapeutic effects. It is hoped that these will be considered as strong candidates to combat currently prevailing global disease conditions."-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction and the Sri Lankan traditional medicinal system -- Examples of Sri Lankan medicinal herbs. Coccinia grandis -- Costus speciosus -- Plectranthus amboinicus -- Kalanchoe laciniata -- Vitex negundo -- Ocimum tenuiflorum -- Mimosa pudica -- Importance and examples of herbal porridges. Centella asiatica -- Murraya koenigii -- Alternanthera sessilis -- Gymnema sylvestre -- Aerva lanata -- Atalantia ceylanica -- Sesbania grandiflora -- Vernonia cinerea -- Glossary of medicinal herbs.
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