Evaluation of Medicinal Plants at Genetic Level

Bhattacharyya, Dipto (2011) Evaluation of Medicinal Plants at Genetic Level. PhD thesis, Jadavpur University.

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    Chattopadhyay, Sharmila

    Abstract

    India is endowed with an enviable wealth of medicinal plants with profound knowledge of their traditional use in the indigenous system of medicine, Ayurveda. This country is well known for its rich biodiversity and has been called the medicinal garden of the world. Plants have been utilized as medicines for thousands of years. However, recent years have witnessed a resurgence of interest in traditional system of medicines and plant derived drugs all over the world. According to WHO, a significant percent of the world’s population in developing countries, still depend on plants for their primary health care due to the poverty and lack of access to modern medicine, and also because modern medicines cost more. Even today, in developed country like USA, plant drugs constitute approximately 25 percent or more of all the prescribed medicines.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    URI: http://www.eprints.iicb.res.in/id/eprint/1465
    Subjects: Drug Development/Diagnostics & Biotechnology
    Divisions: Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
    Depositing User: Mr Shyamal Nath
    Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 16:05
    Last Modified: 28 Jun 2012 16:05
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