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MAPS (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants)

What are MAPs?

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) can be defined as botanical medicine or phyto-medicine to prevent disease, maintain health or cure ailments. These herbs virtually benefit everyone on Earth through nutrition, toiletry, bodily care, incense and traditional healing. Medicinal plants and herbs contain substances known to modern and ancient civilizations for their healing properties. Until the development of chemistry in the synthesis of organic compounds in the 19th century, medicinal and aromatic plants were the sole source of active principles capable of curing human ailments such as alkaloids, glycosides, terpenes and polyphenols. Plant parts used for medicinal purposes include seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark and flowers.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants continue to be important to people who do not have access to modern medicines and modern pharmaceuticals also rely heavily on the same active principles; be it natural or synthetic.

Some of the highly valued MAPs which are included in our website so far are as below, you can click on the links to be guided on to the corresponding pages:

Historical and Traditional uses of MAPs
Uses of MAPs in folk and Chinese medicine
Uses of MAPs in AYUSH and Allopathy
Global demand for MAPs