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Notable Plants in Ethnomedicine of India

B.K. Sinha (Author) S.K. Jain (Author) R.C. Gupta (Author)
Synopsis The Book covers 203 plants use by the tribal and rural folk in India for curing diseases. The authors have dealt only with such plants as are not well known and need to be subjected to phytochemical, pharmacological, toxicity and clinical tests, etc. for ascertaining their medicinal potential. Literature on the chemistry and pharmacology of several species has also been reviewed. The data given on each species includes botanical name, family, brief description, local name, general distribution in India, time of flowering and fruiting. The folk use is described with available details of method of preparation, dosage and mixtures of other herbs, if any. The source of ethnobotanical information is cited. The earlier well-known uses of the species, and known biological activity are mentioned. To support credibility, a mention is made of any allied species in the genus already known for similar curative properties.
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About the authors

B.K. Sinha

Dr. B.K. Sinha obtained his Ph.D. on 'Flora of Banda district' in U.P. in the year 1987 from the University of Allahabad.  He has published about 50 research papers and three books on Taxonomy.  On his first assignment in B.S.I., he was posted at Andaman & Nicobar Circle, BSI, Port Blair.  He has extensively surveyed the Flora of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  The present work is the outcome of part of his floristic studies in the Islands.  At present, Dr. Sinha is Scientist-SD in Central Circle, Botanical Survey of India, Allahabad.

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.

R.C. Gupta

Mr. R.C. Gupta teaches at the Political Science Department of D.A.V. College, (University of Meerut) Muzaffarnagar, U.P. He obtained his M.A. degree from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Dur to his diversified interests and activities he was declared the best-all-round student of the Department and was awarded the Special Staff Prize by the Vice-chancellor the University. After obtaining his Master's degree, Mr. Gupta joined the Department of American Studies and Latin american Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for his M. Phil degree and he got the same in 1972. Ever since he has been engaging himself in research and writing. He has had the privilege of attending the annual sessions of Indian Congress of American History and of presenting research papers on topics of academic interests.

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Bibliographic information

Title Notable Plants in Ethnomedicine of India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Deep Publications
Language: English
length xiv+219., Figures.