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Medicinal and Aromatic Crops

Jitendra Singh (Author)
Synopsis Medicinal and aromatic plants occupy predominant place in over all ambit of plant kingdom. They have immensely supported the life of human being and in earlier days when synthetic chemistry was not so much developed, these plants formed the mainstay of therapeutical treatment to counteract 3 Ds; the disease, the death and the decay pervasive in the society since the dawn of civilization. At present, with dwindling forest resources and consequent drying forest resources and consequent drying of natural reserve base of medicinal and aromatic plants, there has been renewal of interest towards field cultivation of these plants. Covering entire aspects of field cultivation of commercially important medicinal and aromatic plants, the book provides information on status of medicinal and aromatic plants in India and deals with the cultivation and allied aspects of medicinal plants like periwinkle, isabgol, senna, sweet marjoram, safed muslin, ashwagandha, aloe, dill, guggal, yam, pyrethrum, Indian gooseberry, bael, jamun, under-exploited medicinal plants and aromatic crops like cymbopogons, mint, damask rose, jasmine, tuberose, chamomile, henna, vetiver, keura, basil and geranium. Glossary has been added in the end to favour the understanding of typical technical terms used invariably in content to medicinal and aromatic plants. Inclusion of colourful illustrations of the crops covered add to the utility of the book.
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About the author

Jitendra Singh

Jitendra Singh is well known in the study of journalism and Mass Communication. He has obtained his M.Phil in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has started his career as a lecturer in government college. He has contributed various articles for leading journals and magazines. He has attended various lectures on Journalism and Mass Communication organised by government institutions. At present he is teaching in one of the reputed University.

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Title Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179101841
length xx+332p., Tables; Figures; Maps; References; Glossary; Index; 25cm.