Any plants which provide health promoting characteristics, temporary relief or curative properties are known as Medicinal plants. The history of medicinal plant use for treating diseases is probably dates back to the beginning of human civilization. Medicinal plants are used by different nations to increase the immune system, relief pain and cure or provide relief from ailments. They serve as important therapeutic agent and valuable raw material for manufacturing numerous traditional and modern medicine. In many developing countries, traditional medicine is still the backbone of health-care. Even in developed countries, the raw materials for manufacturing essential drugs are extracted from medicinal plants, using its natural properties of healing. Increasingly, more people are turning to herbal remedies, especially for treating minor ailments.
This book presents the Scientific name, Family name, English name, Sinhala name, Sanskrit name, & Tamil name of total 906 medicinal plants. Many of the medicinal plants are found in Sri Lanka, some of the plants are patented from other part of the world.
There is no minimal knowledge required to read this book. Anyhow it is useful for academics, scientists, professionals, clinicians, pharmacist, and researchers. It serves as a quick reference to the names of difference languages of medicinal plants. Further to that, this is beneficial to the students, who study Traditional medicine, Ethno-Pharmacological, Ethno-Botanical, Ethno-Medical, Ethno- Veterinary and Taxonomical education. Authors sincerely hope that this book will be valuable to the people interested in medicinal plants, especially in developing world.