Herbs have always contributed a great deal to
promoting health. And they still do. According to WHO estimates, the use of
herbal remedies exceeds that of modern drugs by two or three times. Confronted
with solid scientific evidence, the scientist are rediscovering the efficacy of
nature's simple remedies based on herbs commonly available in most kitchens,
gardens or with the neighborhood grocery shops.
Combining Traditional wisdom with scientific principles the book provides
safe and effective herbal remedies for treating over 75 common and not-so-common
About the Authors:
Durga Nath Dhar, Ph.D., F.N.A.Sc., is an expert in natural products
and synthetic organic chemistry. He retired from the Department of Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, after 35 years of distinguished academic
life. He has over 130 research papers, articles and books to his credit. He is a
member of several professional and learned societies and has served on the
scientific advisory committee of the Central Council for Research in Unani
Medicine, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Professor
Dhar is a recipient of the fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences. In
recognition of his contributions to science, his name is included in The
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, 1990.
Rupa Dhar, M.A., B.Sc., B.Ed., was principal and science co-ordinator
of the campus school at the Indian Institute of technology, Kanpur, where she specialized
in elementary science education. She has been an active member of the 'All India
Science Teachers' Association, and her interests include child education, child
psychology and folklore medicine.
The authors would welcome suggestions and comments about the book from
readers; including their personal experiences with herbal teas. These maybe sent
to Natural Remedies: An Everyday Guide to Herbal Teas, Infusions &
Decoctions c/o Orient Paperbacks, Madarsa Road, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006.
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