Overview for 555 Medicinal Plants: Field and Laboratory Manual
What is this book all about? Briefly mentioning it gives comprehensive profiles of medicinal plants, detailing the scientific information with advance methods of identification including macrospic and microscopic detail, their chemical analysis with modern analytical instrumentation methods like spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods TLC, HPTLC, GLC, and HPLC. Additionally the book gives details of nomenclature, habitat, besides pharmacognostic studies data, Pharmacology of major chemical constituents and their chemical structures with colour photographs of details descriptive plans. Therapeutic profile along with their recommended dosage. Microbiological studies including determination of surface microbial contaminants of few plants with evaluation of antimicrobial activity of 50 plants plus detailed and latest information on Garlic, Aloe Vera, Rauwolfia serpentina and Cannabis etc. the book also has moderate description and short description of 111 and 394 plants respectively. The book will be of immense use to medical practitioners, botanical gardens, growers of herbal plants as also in Pharmacognosy, pharmacology phytochemical laboratories and it will also be a handy general knowledge book on medicinal plants.
S. Farooq (Author)
Dr. S. Farooq has today emerged as a researcher of eminence in the field of herbal medicine in all its remifications. He has published more than 200 papers in national and international journals, earning universal encomiums from medical fraternity. among the renowned institutes and universtiies at which Dr. Farooq presented his research papers are the Washington State University, USA and the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland and has chaired number of scientific seminars, nationally and internationaly. Dr. Farooq is actively and prominently associated with research bodies of numerous universities in India and abroad. Some among them are; AMU, JMI Universities, MJP Rohilkhand University, Hamdard University, HNB Garhwal University, Dr. BR Ambedkar University, Agra and Cairo University Egypt. He also has the distinction of being a Ph.D. examiner in Indian and foreign Universities. He is the chief editor of Universities Journal of Phytochemistry and Ayurvedic Heights. In recognition of his achievements, he has received number of national and international awards.