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Author Elkington, Bethany Gwen, author.

Title Ethnobotany of tuberculosis in Laos / Bethany Gwen Elkington, Djaja Djendoel Soejarto, Kongmany Sydara
Published Cham : Springer, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 109 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series SpringerBriefs in Plant Science, 2192-1229
SpringerBriefs in plant science.
Contents Introduction and Background -- Ethnobotany -- Biochemical Validation.- Summary and Conclusions -- Appendix I: Additional Tables -- Appendix II: Glossary -- Appendix II: Select Plant Images
Summary This book highlights the common ground between biomedicine and traditional healing. Because of the destruction of forests, the degradation of old palm leaf manuscripts, and decreasing interest in traditional medicine by younger generations, it is becoming more and more important to record medicinal plant knowledge before it is lost. This research provides written and photographic documentation of some of the medicinal plant knowledge held by the people of Laos. Translating and validating some of the power of traditional medicine used in Laos into biomedical terms through laboratory analyses may serve to demonstrate its importance in a global language. In this text, the translational research was performed through in vitro laboratory analyses of select plant species with a history to treat symptoms of TB. The processes of plant collection, extraction, biological assays, and isolation/elucidation are also described and detailed in the Biochemical Validation section. The biomedical discoveries explored in, Ethnobotany of Tuberculosis in Laos, stresses the importance of conserving and sustaining our natural ecosystems for medicinal preservation and utilization
Analysis etnobotanie
ethnobotany
tuberculose
tuberculosis
traditionele geneeskunde
traditional medicine
biodiversiteit
biodiversity
ecosystemen
ecosystems
biosystematiek
biosystematics
plantenecologie
plant ecology
genomica
genomics
plantengenetica
plant genetics
plantensamenstelling
plant composition
biochemie
biochemistry
geneeskunde
medicine
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed January 6, 2015)
In Springer eBooks
Subject Materia medica, Vegetable -- Laos
Tuberculosis -- Alternative treatment -- Laos
Ethnobotany -- Laos
Traditional medicine -- Laos
Medicine, Botanic.
Materia medica, Vegetable.
Ethnobotany.
Tuberculosis -- drug therapy
Phytotherapy
Ethnobotany
Medicine, Traditional
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Ethnobotany.
Materia medica, Vegetable.
Traditional medicine.
Tuberculosis -- Alternative treatment.
Laos
Laos.
Form Electronic book
Author Soejarto, Djaja D., author.
Kongmany Sydara, author
ISBN 9783319106564
3319106562
3319106554
9783319106557