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Herbal Technology: Recent Trends and Progress

Arun Arya (Author) Mammen Daniel (Author)
Synopsis Herbal technology: Recent trends and Progress is a comprehensive book on the various trends and the aspects of this recent branch of Botany. Herbal technology encompasses all the myriads of ways of utilizing the multifarious potentialities of plants for human welfare. There are presently five aspects such as Medicinal plants, Natural dyes, Biopesticides, Biofertilizers and Biofuel in this discipline, though more and more may added by the brilliant workers who tread this path at a later stage. Medicinal plants which form the first section contains a number of papers dealing with biomarkers, both pharmacognostic and phytochemical, on a good number of medicinal plants as well as many ethnobotanical surveys, Natural Dyes from the second section and it covers the application of dyes from six plants such as Rohira, katha, ravenchi wood, Annatto, babool, banana on various textiles. A novel method of utilizing microencapsulated fragrances of Lavender, Rose, Musk, Lemon, Sandalwood, tropical Paradise and Bouquet on various textiles is presented in another paper. In the third section on Biopesticides, papers on Biocontrol agents, control of toxicogenic fungi by phytochemicals and antifungal activity of plant extracts are included. In the section on Biofertilizers papers on the utility of marine algae, blue green algae and Am fungi are included. In the last section, Biofuels, the utility of biogas as well as a number of new sources of fatty oils have been presented. This book will serve as a reference book for students, teachers and workers of Medicinal Plants, natural Dyes, Biopesticides, Biofertilisers and Biofuel. It will also of great use for NGOs and farmer who would be interested in value-addition of their trees, commercial manufactures of natural products and even to a layman interested in the multifarious utilities of plants around.
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About the authors

Arun Arya

Dr. Arun Arya got his basic training in Mycology and Plant Pathology from University of Allahabad under the guidance of Prof. Bihari Lal. He started his career as Lecturer in Microbiology in Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar in 1985. Working at present as Reader in Botany, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara has a vast experience of teaching at graduate and post graduate levels. He has published 71 research papers dealing with Fungal taxonomy, physiology, pathology and biodeterioration. He is a popular science writer, and has also published a book on Tropical Fruits: Diseases and Pests. Recipient of Young Scientist award from DST, New Delhi. Dr. Arya has presented his findings at XV International Botanical Congress at Yokohama, Japan. He is Fellow of Indian Botanical Society and Indian Phyto-pathological Society.

Mammen Daniel

Prof. Mammen Daniel is presently the head, Department of Botany of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. He obtained M.Sc. from Kerala University and Ph.D from M.S. University. An acclaimed authority on Phytochemistry and Herbal technology, he has authored Nine books and more than 120 research publications. His other areas of research interest are Taxonomy, Allelopathy and Phytoalexins.

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Title Herbal Technology: Recent Trends and Progress
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172334796
length x+308p., Tables; Figures; references; Index; 25cm.