With the growing trend towards ‘organic’ products and ‘coming back to nature’ worldwide, the rising interest in herbs and herbal remedies, in culinary use, health products, medicine, cosmetics, and religious rituals is not surprising. A wide audience shares the fascination for Mother Earth’s generous bounty. Herbs have a long history and find a mention in ancient texts. Do herbal products have relevance in modern medicine, such as in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and so on?
'This book explores the historical, cultural, religious, and scientific connection between the East and the West. With the author’s exposure to forestry training and research and knowledge drawn from the Bible, perhaps one of the biggest references for herbs, Holy Herbs stands at the right spot for tracing a global history of herbs from ancient to modern times.
About the Author
Sudhir Ahluwalia started his career in the Indian Forest Service office. After twenty three years in forestry, he spent the next ten years in the technology industry, first as a business consultant with Tata Consultancy Services, and then as adviser to multiple tech companies. Currently, he is a columnist, writing articles related to technology and natural products. Holy Herbs is his second book.