Traditional medicine has been employed by man since ancient times to remedy different ailments. Modern chemical techniques have now allowed researchers to isolate and identify chemical compounds from plant sources and study their pharmacological properties. These studies help in our understanding of the causes of diseases and the ways in which we can treat them. compiles expert reviews on the application of herbal medicines (including Ayurveda, Chinese traditional medicines and alternative therapies) to treat different ailments. The book series demonstrates the use of sophisticated methods to understand traditional medicine, while providing readers a glimpse into the future of is essential reading for all researchers in the field of natural product chemistry and pharmacology. Medical professionals involved in specific subspecialty care who seek to improve their knowledge about herbal medicine and alternative therapies will also benefit from the contents of each volume.