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International Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants (In 18 Volumes)

Satyavir Singh (Editor) Vijay Verma (Editor) Vishwanath Pandey (Editor) Harish Chandra (Editor) Rajeev Rajput (Editor) Meenu Sharma (Editor)
Synopsis International Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants is an amazing compendium consisting of a series of eighteen volumes, covering A to Z of medicinal plants. It is a remarkable compilation of information on herbal medicine, chemistry, pharmacology, healing properties, treatment of ailments and biology of medicinal plants of the world. It also covers herbs from all over the world, giving their location, cultivation, history of herbal medicine and the herbal traditions of different cultures. This encyclopaedia exhaustively covers scientific data for the plants and provides detailed information on how each plant is used in different countries, describing both traditional therapeutic applications and its use with lavishly illustrated details. The importance of pharmaceuticals derived from plant sources is also described with the potential of ethnomedicine for providing innovative leads in the exploration for bioactive constituents. Featuring key herbs and their healing properties, this heavily illustrated encyclopaedia will appeal to everyone interested in the medicinal plants.
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About the authors

Satyavir Singh

Dr. Satyavir Singh, Ph.D. from Meerut University, is an acclaimed authority on cultivation of plants and has authored a number of books on cultivation of plants.

Vijay Verma

Dr. Vijay Verma is one of the greatest proponents of herb use in India and one of the most widely read writers on the subject. He completed his M.B.B.S. from Kanpur University and M.D. from Delhi University.

Vishwanath Pandey

Dr. Vishwanath Pandey is M.D. (Ayurveda) from Gurukul University, Haridwar.

Harish Chandra

Harish Chandra (b. 1970) obtained his Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay, Mumbai. He also holds a PG Diploma in Personnel Management. Having worked with some leading companies in UAE, currently he is associated with a MNC. He has written many articles in his area of specialization.

Rajeev Rajput

Dr. Rajeev Rajput, Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy, is a specialist in the field of drugs of Plants origin, he has written a number of research papers on this subject.

Meenu Sharma

Dr. Meenu Sharma is an alumnus of Lady Irwin College. After completing her schooling from J.D. Tytler School, New Delhi, She pursued her B.Sc. from Institute of Home Economics (University of Delhi) then M.Sc. and Ph.D. from one of the pioneer institutions viz. Lady Irwin College (University of Delhi). She is currently Lecturer in Home Science in the Directorate of Education, New Delhi. In her Long teaching career spanning nearly two decades, she has been actively involved with various social issues and extension activities. In addition to having worked for social causes like and HIV/AIDS awareness generation, the author has the distinction of conducting the first documented study on the practice of female foeticide in Delhi, in the year 1988. This book is the culmination of a few vulnerable and yet, marginalized communities. An effort nurtured with passion is what AIDS Awareness Through Community Participation is all about.

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Bibliographic information

Title International Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants (In 18 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.02.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126135455
length 4832p., Figures; Plates; Glossary; Index; 23cm.