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Ethnomedicinal Plants

 
Pravin Chandra Trivedi (Editor) N K Sharma (Editor)
Synopsis India has one of the oldest, richest and most diverse cultural traditions called ‘folk tradition’ associated with the use of medicinal herbs. Traditional folk medicine is the application of indigenous beliefs, knowledge, skills and cultural practices concerned with human health. The ethnic people have provided several miracle plants of medicinal value to modern civilization. The present book, Ethnomedicinal Plants, contains 15 articles on different aspects of the subject. The book contains articles on medicinal plants in India and their conservation; protection of traditional knowledge; medicinal plants of Nepal; and ethno-medico botany of Orissa and some parts of Rajasthan. Articles on the uses of plants in the treatment of urinary tract diseases; ethno-veterinary medicinal plants and plants in healthcare during pregnancy include some general and a few specific medicinal plants of great importance. In addition to this, general articles, namely, ethnobotany-green gold branch of botanical sciences and modulation of radiosensitivity by certain plant and plant products, etc. have added to the value of the book. This book provides excellent glimpses of the rich ethnomedicinal heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for folk healers, vaidyas, research workers and students in the field of ethnobotany.
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About the authors

Pravin Chandra Trivedi

Dr. Pravin Chandra Trivedi (born 3 March 1953), Ph.D., F.B.S., F.P.S.I., F.N.S.I., F.L.S. (London), F.B.R.S., F.M.A., F.E.S.; Professor of Botany; Director, College Development Council and Vice-Principal of Maharaja's College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, has a brilliant academic career, standing first in all examinations. He joined Rajasthan University as Lecturer in Botany in 1974. Dr. Trivedi worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the North Carolina State University. Raleigh, U.S.A. in 1983-84. He has published more than 170 research papers and review articles in journals of repute. He has edited and written 27 books. Dr. Trivedi has guided 24 Ph.D. students. He has been the Principal Investigator of 17 major research projects funded by D.S.T., I.C.A.R., U.G.C., C.S.I.R. and D.B.T. He is an elected Fellow of Seven reputed academic bodies. Dr, Trivedi has visited several major research laboratories and delivered invited talks in many international conferences held in the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Belgium. Presently, he is an elected President of the Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi (Central Zoe); Councillor and Convenor, Jaipur Cahpter of Indian Science Congress Association; Councillor of Indian Botanical and Honorary Secretary-General of the Rajasthan Academy of Sciences. Dr. Trivedi is a recipient of Scientist of the Year Award 2001, Bioved Fellowship Award and Young Scientist Project Award. He is a member of the editorial and advisory board of seven reputed journals. He has organized seven national seminars and participated in many at national and international levels. He is also a member of the expert panels of many national organizations including U.P.S.C. His major research interest includes nematode biology, biological control of pests, biotechnology, medicinal plants, ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation.

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N K Sharma

Dr. Nand Kishor Sharma, M.Sc., Ph.D., F.B.S., Associate Professor, Head, P.G. Department of Botany, Government College, Kota, Rajastha, India, has a brilliant academic career, standing first in all examinations. Dr. Sharma is an eminent scholar and keen researcher in the field of Floristics and Ethnobotany. He has published more than 50 research papers and review articles. He has wirtten 10 books including The Flora of Rajasthan which was widely acclaimed. He has participated in seminars and symposia on Floristics, Ethnobotany and Floristic Diversity, as well as Environmental Degradation. Dr. Sharma is guiding many students for M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. He is honorary chairman of 'Vriksha Bodh Parishad' and Editor of Journals of Botanicial Association.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ethnomedicinal Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171323863
length x+246p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 27cm.