chapter  3
22 Pages

Bioprospecting, Botany, Biodiversity, and Their Impact on Botanical Drug Development

WithSuma Krishnaswamy

Bioprospecting has been a constant endeavor and curiosity of human kind to discover new avenues through nature for nourishment and or cure. This chapter offers Bioprospecting ways and techniques with some successful case studies of commercial transformation. Medical Anthropology, Zoo-pharmacognosy, Ethno Pharmacology, Doctrine of Signatures, and Ecological Interaction can lead to a new understanding of plants to help discover new drugs as Botanical Drugs for challenging complex disorders. Biodiversity Conservation strategies with Biodiversity Plantation to keep balance in environment have been highlighted as well.