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Plants of Commercial Values

Bikarma Singh (Author)

Contents: 1. Morchella esculenta Dill. ex Pers., an Important Medicinal Mushroom of Himalaya: traditional usages, phytochemistry, pharmacology and need for scientific intervention/Bikarma Singh, Yash Pal Sharma, Brijesh Kumar, Bishander Singh and TN Lakhanpal. 2. Woodfordia fructicosa (L.) Kurz., a potent Indian Medicinal Plant in curing peptic ulcer/Anil Kumar Katare, Inshad Ali Khan, Durga Prasad Mindala, Prasoon Kumar Gupta, Surjeet Singh and Bikarma Singh. 3. Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook.f. & Thomson (Giloy), a multifaceted elixir plant of India/Neha Sharma and Naresh Kumar Satti. 4. Modelling the environmental niche and potential distribution of Magnolia campbellii Hook.f. & Thomson for its conservation in the Indian Eastern Himalaya/Dibyendu Adhikari, Prem Prakash Singh, Raghuvar Tiwary and Saroj Kanta Barik. 5. Bunium persicum (Boiss.) Fedtsch.: distribution, botany and agro-technology/Sajan Thakur and Harish Chander Dutt. 6. Dysoxylum binectariferum (Roxb.) Hook., a plant of high medicinal value and a source of leads for modern medicine/Vikas Kumar, Sonali S. Bharate, Ram A. Vishwakarma and Sandip B. Bharate. 7. Biochemical analysis of three species of hemiparasitic taxa in the polluted area: significant role in mitigators of pollutants/Shibdas Maity, Souradut Ray and Amal Kumar Mondal. 8. Exploring commercial cultivation of tissue cultured raised banana in Himalayan Shivalik Range/Sabha Jeet, VP Rahul, Rajendra Bhanwaria, CP Singh Rajendra Gochar, Amit Kumar, Kaushal Kumar, Jagannath Pal and Bikarma Singh. 9. Advent of Isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk.) husk as a cost effective and promising gelling agent in plant tissue culture experiment/Sougata Sarkar, Sana Khan, Janhvi Pandey and RK Lal. 10. Medicinal importance of artemisia annua l. and discovery of artemisinin/ Praveen Kumar Verma, Aliya Tabassum and Sanghapal D. Sawant. 11. Threatened subsistence of economically important spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr. (Family Poaceae)/Amal Kumar Mondal, Tamal Chakraborty and Sanjukta Mondal Parui. 12. Plant growth promoting bacteria as a potent tool in amelioration of salinity stress: a review/Prachi Sharma and Ratul Baishya. 13. Systematic studies on starch grain of selected Indian pulses: potential health benefit and commercial values/Shilpa Dinda and Amal Kumar Mondal. 14. Improvement of commercially valuable plants through genetic manipulations/Ujjal Jyoti Phukan and Vigyasa Singh. 15. Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC: ensuring sustainability and societal enabling through agricultural practices/Susheel Kumar Singh and Sunita Singh Dhawan. 16. Taxonomy, anatomy and phytochemical screening of eulaliopsis binata (Retz.) C.E. Hubb. (Family Poaceae)/Shilpa Dinda, Debashree Ghosh, Souradut Ray and Amal Kumar Mondal. 17. Indian rhododendrons and their value addition: revision of species diversity and review with reference to product development/Sumit Singh and Bikarma Singh. 18. Cyperus pangorei Rottb. (Cyperaceae) an economically important mat grass for rural prosperity in India: cultivation, processing and marketing/Anup Kumar Bhunia and Amal Kumar Mondal. 19. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles from leaf extract of three medicinally important plants and its effects on seed germination and seedling growth on Mungbean/Sk. Md. Abu Imam Saadi and Amal Kumar Mondal. 20. Genetic improvements of medicinal plants through tissue culture techniques/Gitasree Borahi, Monabi Paw and Mohan Lal. 21. Aromatic wealth of Himalaya: value addition and product development from essential oils/Bikarma Singh, Sneha and Rajneesh Anand. Glossary of terms. Colour plates. Index to scientific names.


Plants are the primary source of food and medicine which directly contribute to the development of new drugs and medicines in addition to agrochemicals, fragrance, flavour, cosmetics, fine chemicals and nutraceuticals. Research on plants and new value added products made from natural herbal botanicals is of human interest. This book reports the present scenario and importance of commercial valuable plant species builds upon the excellent twenty one research articles. Highly prized plants mentioned as domestic and industrial value are Bunium persicum, Dysoxylum binectariferum, Magnolia campbellii, Morchella esculenta, Tinospora cordifolia, Woodfordia fructicosa, Plantago ovata, nobel prized plant Artemisia annua, subsistence of Spinifex littoreus, tissue culture raised banana, plant growth promoting bacteria, systematic of starch grains, scientific propagation techniques for improvement of plants, sustainability of Mucuna pruriens and phytochemical screening of Eulaliopsis binata, Himalayan rhododendrons, Cyperus pangorei and Vigna radiata. Aromatic plants are valued for their aromatherapy, flavour and fragrance. Besides chemical constituents, uses and diversity of aromatic wealth of Himalaya is also discussed. Current investigation reports of biological, chemical, pharmacological and clinical parameters mentioned in different section of this compilation will add and contribute more values in discovering new leads for product development from plants. As the reader will note, these book represent a wide collection of views, reflecting the diversity of sciences and interests of thousands of ideas that enabled thoughtful deliberations for future aspects.


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About the author

Bikarma Singh

Bikarma Singh: CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Canal Road, Jammu-180001, Jammu & Kashmir State, India

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Title Plants of Commercial Values
Author Bikarma Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.05.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789387973503
length 450p.