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Rejuvenation of Interests in Herbal Remedies as Elixir of Life

  • Ambarish Mukherjee
  • Mousumi Banerjee
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Abstract

A rapid growth of interest observed over the last few decades in the use of traditional herbal medicines as an elixir of life can well be considered a sort of rejuvenation emanating from scientific proving of therapeutic competency and patient-friendly nature of traditional medicines. There has been a preferential inclination towards the use of Chinese and Indian systems of medicines since the traditional knowledge at their disposal surpasses those of other countries. India with her rich biodiversity and the age long credibility in the field of medical science has the potential to contribute enormously to the life sustaining system of the world. In the present treatise, various pertinent aspects have been dealt with comprehensively for conceptualization and augmentation of our concern in research and health benefits.

Keywords

Herbal medicine Traditional knowledge India Health benefit 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ambarish Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Mousumi Banerjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Study, Department of BotanyBurdwan UniversityBurdwanIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Post Graduate Studies, Department of BotanyScottish Church CollegeKolkataIndia

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