Herbal Medicine in India

Indigenous Knowledge, Practice, Innovation and its Value

  • Saikat Sen
  • Raja Chakraborty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Traditional Medicinal Systems and Herbal Medicine in India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Subramani Parasuraman, Pandurangan Perumal
      Pages 9-21
    3. Ambarish Mukherjee, Mousumi Banerjee
      Pages 23-39
    4. Raja Chakraborty, Saikat Sen, Nongmaithem Randhoni Chanu, Akoijam Bishaljit Singh, Pratap Kalita
      Pages 41-49
    5. Atanu Bhattacharjee, Raja Chakraborty, Saikat Sen
      Pages 51-67
    6. Tridip Bhattacharjee, Saikat Sen, Raja Chakraborty, Praveen Kumar Maurya, Arup Chattopadhyay
      Pages 101-115
  3. Plants for Better Future (Therapeutic & Pharmaceutical Consideration)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Md. Harun Al Rashid, Anindita Kundu, Vivekananda Mandal, Phurpa Wangchuk, Subhash C. Mandal
      Pages 119-142
    3. Maheshwari Kumari Singh, O. S. Bindhu
      Pages 143-153
    4. Vibha Rani, Anubhuti Gupta, Megha, Sakshi Awasthi, Tanya Suneja, Mohini Yadav et al.
      Pages 155-174
    5. Rinku Baishya, Jyoti L. Hati Boruah, Manob J. Bordoloi, Deepak Kumar, Pratap Kalita
      Pages 175-189
    6. Rajendra Awasthi, Bhupesh Sharma, Giriraj T. Kulkarni
      Pages 191-204
    7. Subhashis Debnath, Dakshinamurthy Swetha, M. Niranjan Babu
      Pages 205-213
    8. Mohammad Kamil
      Pages 215-221
    9. Pratap Kalita, Probin Kr. Roy, Supriyo Sen
      Pages 223-236
    10. Mitali Madhumita, Proshanta Guha, Ahindra Nag
      Pages 237-246
  4. Phytochemicals & Drug Discovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Pulok K. Mukherjee, Subhadip Banerjee, Amit Kar, Joydeb Chanda
      Pages 263-280
    3. Patricia L. Mathivha, Titus A. M. Msagati, Vuyisile S. Thibane, Fhatuwani N. Mudau
      Pages 281-301
    4. Ashim K. Sen, Dhanya B. Sen, Rajesh A. Maheshwari
      Pages 303-336
    5. Tochhawng Lalhriatpuii
      Pages 337-362
    6. Rownak Jahan, Khoshnur Jannat, Jannatul Ferdoes Shoma, Md. Arif Khan, Hossain Uddin Shekhar, Mohammed Rahmatullah
      Pages 363-400
    7. Mohammad Shavez Khan, Iqbal Ahmad
      Pages 401-412
  5. Herbal Nutraceuticals and Today’s Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Lalduhsanga Pachuau, Rajat Subhra Dutta
      Pages 437-450
    3. Jiwan S. Sidhu, Tasleem A. Zafar
      Pages 451-478
    4. Banani Das, Biplab De, Rishiraj Chetree, Subhash C. Mandal
      Pages 509-532
  6. Herbal Medicine—Validation, Quality Control & IPR Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 545-545
    2. Vivek V. Bhosale, Dibyendu Banerjee
      Pages 573-579
    3. Vidhu Aeri, Shikha Mishra
      Pages 581-589
    4. Arun K. Sharma, Bitasta Mandal, Swati Madan, Satyendra K. Rajput
      Pages 591-598
    5. M. Kannan, P. Sathiyarajeswaran, M. S. Shree Devi
      Pages 599-608
  7. Md. Harun Al Rashid, Anindita Kundu, Vivekananda Mandal, Phurpa Wangchuk, Subhash C. Mandal
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book highlights the medical importance of and increasing global interest in herbal medicines, herbal health products, herbal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food supplements, herbal cosmetics, etc. It also addresses various issues that are hampering the advancement of Indian herbal medicine around the globe; these include quality concerns and quality control, pharmacovigilance, scientific investigation and validation, IPR and biopiracy, and the challenge that various indigenous systems of medicine are at risk of being lost. The book also explores the role of traditional medicine in providing new functional leads and modern approaches that can offer elegant strategies for facilitating the drug discovery process.

The book also provides in-depth information on various traditional medicinal systems in India and discusses their medical importance. India has a very long history of safely using many herbal drugs. Folk medicine is also a key source of medical knowledge and plays a vital role in maintaining health in rural and remote areas. Despite its importance, this form of medicine largely remains under-investigated.

Out of all the traditional medicinal systems used worldwide, Indian traditional medicine holds a unique position, as it has continued to deliver healthcare throughout the Asian subcontinent since ancient times. In addition, traditional medicine has been used to derive advanced techniques and investigate many modern drugs.

Given the scope of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists and researchers exploring traditional and herbal medicine, as well as graduate students in courses on traditional medicine, herbal medicine and pharmacy.


Traditional medicinal system of India Folk medicine and their practice Role of herbal medicine in drug discovery Modernization and scientific validation of herbal medicine Innovation and IPR issues related to herbal medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Saikat Sen
    • 1
  • Raja Chakraborty
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical ScienceAssam Down Town UniversityGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.NEF College of PharmacyLokhra Lalganesh Road, LokhraGuwahatiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7247-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7248-3
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