Overview for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Traditional and Commercial Uses Agrotechniques Biodiversity Conservation
India is a veritable emporium of medicinal and aromatic plants growing up to 75 percent of the vegetable drugs mentioned in the pharmacopoeias of different countries. In addition to the medicinal herbs, aromatic and essential oil-bearing plants constitute an important group of Indian flora and a large number of them are used in the indigenous systems of medicine including some traditional drugs used by the rural population and the tribals. This book gives a thorough and complete description of the medicinal and aromatic plants grown in the Indian region.
A new section in this book has been added providing agrotechniques for the profitable cultivation of these plants, which can be adopted by the farmers and others interested in improving their yields from such farms.
The standardization of crude drugs as per the ISO standards is an important aspect that needs priority and has been discussed in the book. Different aspects of biodiversity conservation and the efforts to be made for systematic collection of the germplasm of the plants have also been discussed.
This volume aims to serve as a compendium for the detailed information on the subject and resource book for the scientists, drug farmers, export agencies and conservation managers to further explore the development of agrotechniques for the greater benefit of the Indian society.
R K Gupta (Author)
is a disciple of Param Sant Thakur Ram Singhji of Jagatpura, Manoharpuria, Jaipur, a great Sufi saint of his time. Thakur Ram Singhji was a living scripture, whose life left a deep impression on all those, who had an opportunity to spend some time at his lotus feet. A man of few words, Thakur Ram Singhji used to melt the hearts of the seekers, by a mere sigh, which is the specially of Naqshbandi Sufis; they transmit the spiritual vitality from of spending the formative years of his youth at his lotus feet and thereafter at the feet of his father Dr. Chandra Gupta and elder brother Shri Krishna Kumar Gupta, both of whom were also Sufi saints.
Some of the other books written by the author on related subjects are: 'Yogis in Silence- The Great Sufi Masters', 'Sufism Beyond Religion', Prem Pravartak Sufis', 'Science and Philosophy of Spirituality', 'Sufi-Sant Mat-Darshan aur Vigyan' and 'Autobiography of a Sufi'.
The author has also translated the three main scriptures of the three most renowned religions of the world, i.e. Srimadbhagvatgita, the Holy Qur' an and the Holy Bible in common men's language in poem form in Hindi.