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Ethnomedicine is not merely about remedies; it's about relationships. It is about the bond between people and their environment, between the healer and the afflicted, and between the tangible and the spiritual. These interconnections are woven into the fabric of ethnomedicine, presenting an integrated view of health that is both ancient and incredibly relevant in our modern world. Traditional knowledge has always been a cornerstone of human society, shaping our understanding of the world around us and providing invaluable wisdom that has guided our survival and growth. In the realm of health and healing, traditional knowledge takes center stage in the form of ethnomedicine. This book, "ETHNOMEDICINE - A Traditional Knowledge," aims to unearth and illuminate this rich tapestry of indigenous wisdom. Ethnomedicine encompasses the myriad traditional healing practices specific to diverse ethnic groups around the globe. It is a testament to the incredible wealth of knowledge that indigenous communities have cultivated over centuries, passed down through generations, and intricately tied to the local flora, fauna, and unique cultural beliefs. This book is a deep dive into the depth and breadth of this often-overlooked reservoir of knowledge. In this journey, we will explore the intricate relationship between communities and their natural environment, showcasing the vast array of medicinal plants, animal derivatives, and minerals used in traditional healing practices. We delve into the rituals, spiritual beliefs, and holistic philosophies woven into the fabric of ethnomedicine, presenting an integrated approach to health and wellbeing. "ETHNOMEDICINE - A Traditional Knowledge" emphasizes the importance of respecting, preserving, and sustainably harnessing the power of biodiversity, which forms the crux of ethnomedicinal practices. As we venture through this journey, we will uncover how the most modern of medical advancements often owe their genesis to traditional knowledge, thus underscoring the imperative to protect these reservoirs of wisdom. We also emphasize the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, which is at the heart of ethnomedicine. The recognition and preservation of this traditional knowledge is crucial for both cultural heritage and modern medicine, as many widely used drugs today are derived from plants first identified as therapeutic by indigenous cultures. In writing this book, we hope to bring ethnomedicine to the forefront of conversation, to foster appreciation for its depth and sophistication, and to kindle respect for the cultures from which it originates. It is my conviction that a deeper understanding of ethnomedicine can pave the way for a more holistic, inclusive, and sustainable approach to healthcare. Whether you are a medical practitioner, student, or anyone with an interest in health, culture, and the natural world, I believe this book has something to offer you. Let's embark on this journey together, delving into the ancient wisdom of ethnomedicine and exploring what it means for our health and our relationship with the natural world.

About the Authors

. Mohan Waman
In 2016, Dr. Mohan Waman became the Principal of Dr.D.Y.Patil Untech Society’s Dr.D.Y.Patil Arts Commerce And Science College Akurdi, Pune. He was awarded Best innovative teacher in 2018-19 & Best Principal in 2019-20 by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. Under his guidance, Dr. D. Y. Patil, Arts, Commerce, and Science College Akurdi Pune, has been successfully conducting on-field conferences in Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wild-life Sanctuary since 2017. He received a Fellowship of Indian Angiosperm for Taxonomy (FIAAT) in 2019. At SPPU, he served as a member of the Academic Council and the BOS in Botany. He was awarded the D.LITT degree from the University of Central America (Bolivia) in May 2022.

Dr. Anurag Rawat

Dr. Anurag Rawat is an associate professor in the Department of Cardiology  Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences,  Dehradun. He has an experience 18 years of in the field of cardiology and is well-versed in interventional cardiology and electrcardiophysiology. He finished his graduation and masters from King George Medical College. He completed his cardiology training from the National Board of Examinations and a postdoctoral cardiac electrophysiology fellowship from Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Banglore. He joined the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences in 2011 and worked as an associate Professor in the cardiology department. He has more than 35 publications in national and international journals of repute. He has received the Best Clinician Award for his outstanding work.

Dr. Narayan Kamath
Dr. Narayan Kamath has 22 years of teaching, diagnostic, and research experience in Medical Colleges across India and three years of Diagnostic experience in Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf He has published 15 + publications in National & International Journals. In addition, he has delivered guest lectures at various universities and colleges. His hands-on experience with all diagnostic tests and procedures in Microbiology speaks volumes about his mentoring skills. Likewise, his hands-on experience guiding students in research projects speaks volumes about his mentoring skills. This aspect of his career includes acting as a project guide for the ICMR STS and holding significant positions such as lab in charge for COVID-19 and Molecular Labs and the Genome Sequencing Lab.

Dr. Swapnaja Deshpande

Dr. Swapnaja Deshpande has 8.0 years of teaching and 13 years of research experience, which includes research in plant taxonomy, biodiversity conservation, carpology, nursery techniques (RET and endemic species), herbarium techniques, documentation of plants, writing project proposals, reports, computer operating, etc. She has worked as Junior Research Fellow under the MoEF project at the Department of Botany, Shivaji University. Dr. Swapnaja Deshpande also completed Seed Money Project under DBT STAR at Y. C. Institute of Science, Satara. She submitted a proposal under DST SERB – START-UP GRANTS. She also submitted a proposal on “Flora of Satara District” and “Restoration and Conservation of Habenaria stenopetala Lindl.: A rare Orchid from the Northern Western Ghats” to the Department of Forest, Govt. of Maharashtra.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789395470155
Publisher: Book Saga Publications
Number of Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6.00"x9.00"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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