Thursday, 23 August 2018
Medicinal plants of India and an Indo-Burma hotspot: Human health
March 2015 Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic PublishingISBN: 978-3-659-80235-5 Prabhat Kumar RaiPrabhat Kumar Rai References (74) Related research (10+) Recommend Download Abstract India's Biological Diversity Act 2002 aims to promote conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits of India's biodiversity resources. In this context, traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and its implication in the field of ethnobiology is of special focus in view of its grim scenario due to the diverse environmental perturbations. Therefore, specific emphasis should be given to ethno-medicinal plants while setting priorities for biodiversity conservation in India. Safe, effective and inexpensive indigenous remedies are gaining popularity among the people of both urban and rural areas of India. Critically overview the multifaceted prospects of ethnomedicinal plants in developing world with special reference to India and to identify ethnomedicinal plants within the highly diverse, but threatened ethnomedicinal flora of an Indo-Burma hotspot region, towards which biases by traditional healers are demonstrable.