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Indigenous Medicinal Plants, Social Forestry And Tribals

M.P. Singh (Author) J.L. Srivastava (Author) S.N. Pandey (Author)
Synopsis In the modern medicine also plants occupy a very significant place as a raw material for some important drugs although synthetic drugs and antibiotics brought about a revolution in controlling different diseases. But these synthetic drugs are out of reach of millions of people. Those who live in remote places depends on taditional healers, whom they know and trust. Judicius use of medicinal herbs can even cure deadly diseases that have long defined synthetic drugs the relationship between man and tree has existed since time immemorial. The usefulness of trees and their protection was emphasized in ancient literature like Puranas and the “Bhagawat Gita”. More than100 medicinal plants are used in modern medicine. Plants used in traditional system of medicine of Pharmaceutical houses in collected from wild sources. Man of the medicinal plants are cultivated commercially now a days for extraction of some important active constituents for use in modern medicine.
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About the authors

M.P. Singh

M.P. Singh is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi and specializes in Indian and Canadian politics and Philosophy of Science. He was the Head of the Department of Political Science and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the University, and a Director of the Indian Council of social Science Research. He has authored, edited, and co-edited several books on Indian politics and contributed scholarly papers in professional journals in India and North America.

J.L. Srivastava

Dr. J.L. Srivastava is a member of Indian Forest Service, having 32 years of experience. Presently, he is Principal Chief Conservator of Forests in Jharkhand state.

S.N. Pandey

Dr. S.N. Pandey has earned his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Extension Education and worked about 30 year as chief Training Organiser in a tribal belt of Jharkhand. Presently he is working as a Vice-Chancellor of Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi.

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Title Indigenous Medicinal Plants, Social Forestry And Tribals
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170352738
length xiv+505p., Figures; Tables; Plates; Index; 23cm.