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Wild Medicinal Plants of India: With Ethnomedicinal Uses

Anil Kumar Dhiman (Author)
Synopsis Since antiquity, India possesses a rich heritage of plant wealth. According to an estimate, there are over 2500 plant species in India which are used as a medicine and it is interested that Indian system of medicine utilize 80 per cent of the material derived out of plants. The present book Wild Medicinal Plants of India (With Ethnomedicinal Uses) contains information on about 270 plant species which are used as a medicine and are found distributed wild throughout the country. The origin of generic names, description, vernacular names, general distribution, parts used, medicinal uses and folk uses of each plant species are given besides, the important Ayurvedic and Unani preparations. The work is appended with ancient classification systems of medicinal plants including Vedic classification, Charaka's classification, Susruta's classification and Vagbhatta's classification; a list on common bazar drugs sold in the market and the glossary on medical terms are also provided. It is hoped that this monograph will be useful for research workers, plant taxonomists, medical students and to common man and the persons engaged in pharmaceutical concerns besides, agricultural scientists who are interested to start cultivation of important medicinal plants and forestry people, interested in conservation of endangered biotas.
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About the author

Anil Kumar Dhiman

Dr. Anil Kumar Dhiman (born in 1965), is M.Sc., Ph. D. (Botany), M.A. (Pol. Science), B.Ed., M.L.I.Sc., PGDCA and the Ayurveda Ratan. His Doctorate work is based on the Medicinal Flora of Haridwar, which contains information on ethnomedicinal and ethnobotanical uses of the plants. Presently, he is working as Information Scientist in the library of Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar (U.A.). He has taught Botany in Botany Department, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar (U.A.) during 1995-96 under distance education programme and also worked as Counsellor of Library Science for Haridwar Chapter of U.P. Rajrishi Open University, Allahabad for two years 2000 and 2001. Presently, he is Honorary Lecturer at Library Science Training, Roorkee and teaching Library Science to the students of Certificate Course of Library Science. He is elected Fellow of Society of Ethnobotanists, Lucknow (India) and Fellow of United Writer Association of India, and life member of several professional societies viz., Academy of Plant Sciences of India (Muzaffarnagar), Indian Botanical Society, Meerut (India), Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers (Calcutta), Indian Association of Teachers of Library of Information Science, Indian Library Association, Society of Ethnobotanists, Lucknow, Uttaranchal Library Association (Dehradun) and Uttre Pradesh Library Association, (Lucknow). He has nine book to his credit; three in Botany and six in Library Science besides, about more than fifty papers in both fields of his study. He has attended various national seminars and conference and also had been the member of organizing name has been referred in various directories of national and international fames. He is also awarded with the APSI Gold Medal and Young Scientist Award 1999.

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Title Wild Medicinal Plants of India: With Ethnomedicinal Uses
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121104939
length xxiv+472p., Plates; Figures; References; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 24cm.