This specified booklet brings jointly a wealth of knowledge at the botanical, ethno-medicinal and pharmacological elements of over 500 species of Asian medicinal orchids. It starts by way of explaining the position and barriers of complimentary and natural drugs, and the way conventional Asian drugs differs from Western, “scientific” medication. the several Asian scientific traditions are defined, in addition to their modes of getting ready natural treatments. The center of the booklet provides person medicinal orchid species prepared through genera. each one species is pointed out through its authentic botanical identify, synonyms, and native names. Its distribution, habitat and flowering season, makes use of and pharmacology are defined. an summary sums up the study findings on all species inside each one genus. scientific observations are mentioned at any time when to be had, and attainable healing purposes are highlighted. The publication closes with chapters at the conservation of medicinal orchids and at the position of randomized medical trials.
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