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Hand Book of Indian Medicinal Plants

M.C. Joshi (Author)

This hand-book contains the brief information on medicinal plants mainly used in Indian systems of medicine. Nearly 1000 plant species belonging to 164 families either used as main sources of the drugs or as their substitutes and adulterates are given in it. The drug plants have been given family-wise following the Bentham and Hooker's system of classification. The brief information about the drug plants i.e. Names (Sanskrit and Botanical) habit of the plants, part (s) used in medicine, main properties/uses and broadly the name of area (s) where the plants naturally occur has been given in tabular form. The names of common substitutes and adulterants of important drug plants have also been provided. Indexes of botanical and Sanskrit names have also been given at the end.

The book has been written in a very easy and simple manner, so that an average reader can follow it. The specific features of this small reference book are:

The information, including the names of substitutes and adulterants are given in tabular form, so that one can see it at a glance.The book can be kept easily is hand in field and other places.

Important medicinal plants of the families have been indicated. The book contains nearly all those plants which are prescribed in various courses of Ayurveda, pharmacy, medico-botany etc.

The book is useful to the students, teachers, researchers on medicinal plants, herbal based pharmaceutical concerned, N.G.O's and other those who are interested in medicinal plants.

Contents: Preface. 1. Hints. 2. Dicots. 3. Gymnosperms. 4. Conifers. 5. Monocots. 6. Literature consulted. Index to botanical names and families. Index to Sanskrit and some popular trade names.

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About the author

M.C. Joshi

Dr. M.C. Joshi (b. Tanakpur, 1944) is the brother of the famous Buddhist scholar, the late Professor L.M. Joshi. He was educated at Gorakhpur and after obtaining his Master’s Degree with a ‘first class first’ in ancient History, Culture and Archaeology in 1966 he joined his alma mater as a Lecturer. Later on he shifted to the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and in 1970 to the Department of History, University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, which he is still serving, and from where he earned his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor S.R. Goyal, the present work being substantially his Doctoral thesis. Apart from polity and political history Dr. Joshi is deeply interested in the history of religion and art. He has written about a dozen research papers, some of which have been widely acclaimed by Indologists.

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Bibliographic information

Title Hand Book of Indian Medicinal Plants
Author M.C. Joshi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.06.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172334508
length viii+124p.