Traditional Herbal Therapy for the Human Immune System


Available for Pre-order. Due December 2021.
Traditional Herbal Therapy for the Human Immune System Editor: Azamal Husen Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd Pages: 488 Illustrations and other contents: 22 Line drawings, black and white; 51 Halftones, black and white; 21 Tables, black and white; 73 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781032122243 Categories: , , , , , ,

Drawing on indigenous and scientific knowledge of medicinal plants, Traditional Herbal Therapy for the Human Immune System presents the protective and therapeutic potential of plant-based drinks, supplements, nutraceuticals, synergy food, superfoods, and other products. Medicinal plants and their products can affect the immune system and act as immunomodulators. Medicinal plants are popularly used in folk medicine to accelerate the human immune defence and improve body reactions against infectious or exogenous injuries, as well as to suppress the abnormal immune response occurring in immune disorders. This book explains how medicinal plants can act as a source of vitamins and improve body functions such as enhanced oxygen circulation, maintained blood pressure and improved mood. It also outlines how specific properties of certain plants can help boost the immune system of humans with cancer, HIV, and COVID-19. Key features: Provides specific information on how to accelerate and or fortify the human immune system by using medicinal plants. Presents scientific understanding of herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees and their potential uses in conventional and herbal medicine systems. Discusses the specific role of herbal plants that act as antiviral and antibacterial agents and offer boosted immunity for cancer, H1N1 virus, relieving swine flu, HIV and COVID-19 patients. Part of the Exploring Medicinal Plants series, this book is useful for researchers and students, as well as policy makers and people working in industry, who have an interest in plant-derived medications.

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Author Biography

Professor Azamal Husen (BSc from Shri Murli Manohar Town Post Graduate College, Ballia, UP, MSc from Hamdard University, New Delhi, and PhD from Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India) is a Foreign Delegate at Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia. He has served the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, as a Full Professor of Biology, and also worked as the Coordinator of the MSc Program and as the Head, Department of Biology. He was a Visiting Faculty of the Forest Research Institute, and the Doon College of Agriculture and Forest at Dehra Dun, India. He has more than 20 years' experience of teaching, research, and administration. Dr Husen specializes in biogenic nanomaterial fabrication and their application, plant responses to nanomaterials, plant production and adaptation to harsh environments at the physiological, biochemical, and molecular levels, herbal medicine, and clonal propagation and improvement of tree species. He has conducted several research projects sponsored by various funding agencies, including the World Bank, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), the Indian Council of Forest Research Education (ICFRE); and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). He has published over 150 research papers, review articles and book chapters, edited books of international repute, presented papers in several conferences, and produced over a dozen manuals and monographs. Dr Husen received four fellowships from India and a recognition award from the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, for excellent teaching, research, and community service. An active organizer of seminars/conferences and an efficient evaluator of research projects and book proposals, Dr Husen has been on the Editorial board and the panel of reviewers of several reputed journals published by Elsevier, Frontiers Media SA, Taylor & Francis, Springer Nature, RSC, Oxford University Press, Sciendo, The Royal Society, CSIRO, PLOS, and John Wiley & Sons. He is on the advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. He is a Fellow of the Plantae group of the American Society of Plant Biologists, and a Member of the International Society of Root Research, Asian Council of Science Editors, ISDS, and INPST. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Plant Physiology; and a Series Editor of 'Exploring Medicinal Plants', published by Taylor & Francis Group, USA.