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Medicinal Plants of the Globe (In 3 Volumes)

Sushmita Bhattacharjee (Author) Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee (Author)

Medicinal plants are most important, interesting and useful groups in nature since a large segments of the world population still like drugs from plants. These group of plants have been an integral part of health and health–care for centuries. Medicinal plants and their bioactive molecules are always in great demand. There is rapidly expanding trade of herbal medicine in the international market which is a multibillion dollar business. The set entitled “Medicinal Plants of the Globe” provides simple, illustrative, down–to–earth and trustworthy descriptions, information and guidance on these unique plants. In this authoritative text more than 950 genera are discussed covering thousands of species. Almost all commercially important medicinal plants cultivated in the different parts of the world have found a place in this publication. Botanical descriptions, origin and distribution of all genera and species are provided, the entries are arranged alphabetically, enabling the readers to go straight to the plant that interests them. The name of the family is given along with each genera. Common names of the species in English and regional language are mentioned. Practical guide to cultivation, processing, plant parts used for medicinal purposes, active ingredients and uses of large number of plants have been incorporated. This will be a highly informative reference set to students, scholars, horticulturists, researchers in academia, medicinal plant collectors, medicinal men, farmers, processing personnel, entrepreneurs, extension workers and exporters.

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About the author

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee

Prof. S.K. Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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Title Medicinal Plants of the Globe (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.08.2019
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 9788179105597
length 1308p.