Ethnobotany of Tuberculosis in Laos by Bethany Gwen ElkingtonEthnobotany of Tuberculosis in Laos by Bethany Gwen Elkington

Ethnobotany of Tuberculosis in Laos

byBethany Gwen Elkington, Djaja Djendoel Soejarto, Kongmany Sydara

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This book highlights the common ground between biomedicine and traditional healing. Because of the destruction of forests, the degradation of old palm leaf manuscripts, and decreasing interest in traditional medicine by younger generations, it is becoming more and more important to record medicinal plant knowledge before it is lost. This research provides written and photographic documentation of some of the medicinal plant knowledge held by the people of Laos. Translating and validating some of the power of traditional medicine used in Laos into biomedical terms through laboratory analyses may serve to demonstrate its importance in a global language. In this text, the translational research was performed throughin vitrolaboratory analyses of select plant species with a history to treat symptoms of TB. The processes of plant collection, extraction, biological assays, and isolation/elucidation are also described and detailed in the Biochemical Validation section.

The biomedical discoveries explored in,Ethnobotany of Tuberculosis in Laos, stresses the importance of conserving and sustaining our natural ecosystems for medicinal preservation and utilization.

BETHANY GWEN ELKINGTONDepartment of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USAField Museum of Natural History, Science & Education - Botany, Chicago, USADJAJA DJENDOEL SOEJARTODepartment of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USAField Museum of Natural History, Sc...
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Title:Ethnobotany of Tuberculosis in LaosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:109 pagesPublished:November 26, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319106554

ISBN - 13:9783319106557

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter

Page

Acknowledgements..................................................................................................................................... 2

Abstract....................................................................................................................................................... 4

Key Words................................................................................................................................................... 4

Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................ 5

List of Figures............................................................................................................................................. 6

List of Tables............................................................................................................................................. 10

List of Abbreviations................................................................................................................................. 11

Introduction and Background.................................................................................................................. 13

Ethnobotany.............................................................................................................................................. 30

Biochemical Validation............................................................................................................................ 40

Summary and Conclusions...................................................................................................................... 53

Cited Literature......................................................................................................................................... 57

Additional Tables...................................................................................................................................... 65

Glossary..................................................................................................................................................... 74

Select Plant Images (in alphabetical order by family - genus - species names)..................................... 80