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Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany

S.K. Jain (Author)

This Dictionary is a glossary of the ethnobotanical work done in India. It instantly informs a reader whether a particular folk use is already reported from India or not. The book has exhaustive indices and over 40,000 cross-references. The main text deals with over 2500 plants giving the folk uses for medicine, food, other material culture like dyes and tans, mythology and other symbolic relationships; the related plant part, region of India, source of information and local names. A Glossary-cum-index provides definitions of therapeutic, ethnobotanical and other terms, and lists of genera under over 200 utility categories, like anthelmintic, aromatic, diuretic, fibres, skin diseases, taboos, worship, etc. Other sections deal with about 200 common Ethnic groups population, distribution, language, notable references on them); recent Workers on Ethnobotany (address, region and ethnic group of their work, notable publications); Index to Families (with lists of thier genera); Index to over 4000 Local names; and a Bibliography of over 375 references.

Contents: Foreword by Prof. Richard Evans Schultes, Tyler Laureate, Prof. of Biology & Director, Botanical Museum (Emeritus) Harvard University, Cambridge, MASS, (USA). Preface. Introduction. 1. Ethnobotanical uses of plants. 2. Glossary cum index to uses. 3. Ethnic groups in India. 4. Ethnobotanists. 5. Index to families. 6. Index to local names. 7. Literature.

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About the author

S.K. Jain

Prof. S.K. Jain holds a doctorate degree in mathematics. He is widely known for his research work, and academic achievements. He retired as an Associate Professor. The research career of Dr. S.K. Jain span a period off nearly 25 years which saw rapid developments in varioius aspects of modern mathematics. Dr. Jain has played a significant role in these developments.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany
Author S.K. Jain
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition Rev. ed.
Publisher Deep Publications
Language: English
isbn 9789380702087
length xviii+311p., Coour Plates; Drawings; Index