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Medicinal Plants of India: An Encyclopaedia

Ravindra Sharma (Author)
Synopsis The Present publication attempts to document floristic diversity of medicinal plants from Indian heritage. The book pertains to an effort to cohere indepth systematic as well as auxiliary knowledge to feed proper information to the biologist as well as locals, administrators, foresters, policy makers and naturalists who are involved in sustainable environmental management. This book discusses the characteristics of 380 genera covering 600 species. An integrated and comprehensive account of all related aspects of the subject such as nomenclature, distribution, mode of propagation, phenology, Medicinal potential, ethnobotany & active principle of plants have been incorporated. Moreover, several interested aspects on history, demand & supply, marketing & trade of medicinal plants, Conservation of Medicinal Plants: Strategies & Priorities and recommendations for improvement of medico-herbo industries, etc. are also discussed. Attention has been paid to highlight on the endangered medico-floristic diversity with their threat, current geographical distribution, useful in reduce the pressure of wild natural resources in consideration of resource based rural development.
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About the author

Ravindra Sharma

Dr. Ravindra Sharma (born January 21, 1970) is presently President & Managing Director, GREEN FOUNDATION (For health care, social equity & biodiversity conservation), a reputed Non-Government Organisation (NGO), Dehradun. He has been actively associated in research and development (R&D) in the field of cultivation of medicinal herbs, green health mission, ethnobotany and conservation biology. He has contributed more than 30 research paper, general articles in national and international journals of repute. He is the author of two popular books, one of them is wildly acclaimed entitled “Aushadhaya avum Sugandhiya Paudhuon ki Krishi Taknik” (Hindi Edition), won second prize under ‘Rajbhasha Puruskar Yojana (2002), sponsored by Defense Research & Development Organisation, Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He is the member of several societies concered with botanical or environmental research and development. He has extensively travelled to the remote areas of Himalaya and has been devoted to record the traditional heritage knowledge of the folk people, beside his concern in the biodiversity and sustainable use of plant resources in the North-West Himalaya.

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Bibliographic information

Title Medicinal Plants of India: An Encyclopaedia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170353041
length xxxi+ 302p., Figures; Tables; Col. Plates; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.