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Medicinal Plants: Traditional Knowledge

 
P C Trivedi (Author)
Synopsis Man has used plants as a source of medicine since ancient times. Initially, these formed the bulk of folk or ethnomedicine, practiced in India and some other parts of the world. Later, a considerable part of this indigenous knowledge was documented and passed into the organised system of medicine.

This book contains articles covering information on medicinal plants used for curing various ailments, with special reference to India, those on herbal formulation and their standardization; herbal remedies for antibacterial therapy; commercial use of medicinal plants and ethno-medico-botany of some sacred plants. The book also provides an account of traditional medicinal plants and their prospective applications in the present scenario. It would serve as a useful reference for botanists, phytochemists and those related to the pharmaceutical industry.
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P C Trivedi

Prof. Pravin Chandra Trivedi (b. 3 March 1953), Ph.D., Post-Doct. (U.S.A.), F.L.S. (London), F.B.S., F.P.S.I., F.B.R.S., F.M.A., F.E.S., F.N.R.S., F.I.A.A.T., Professor, Department of Botany, has a brilliant academic career standing first in all examinations. Prof. Trivedi served as Head, Department of Botany and Coordinator, P.G. Course in Biotechnology (2003-06); Director College Development Council (2001-04); Vice-Principal, Maharaja's College (2000-03) and is Member of BOS in eight universities. He worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, U.S.A. in 1983-84. Prof. Trivedi has 33 years of teaching and research experience in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has published more than 200 research papers and review articles in journals of repute. He has edited and written 86 books and guided 30 Ph.D. students. He has been the Principal Investigator of 20 major research projects funded by national organizations. He is an elected Fellow of nine reputed academic bodies. Dr. Trivedi visited several major research laboratories and delivered invited talks in many international conferences held in the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Belgium. Prof. Trivedi is an elected Secretary of the Indian Botanical Society (2005-2007); Council Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata (2007-08) and a member of the editorial and advisory boards of eight reputed journals. For his research contribution he was awarded Scientist of the Year Award (2001); M.J. Narsimhan Award (2004) and Bioved Fellowship Award (2005). He has organized 15 national seminars and participated in many at national and international levels. His major research interest includes Plant Nematology, Medicinal Plants, Ethnobotany, Biodiversity Conservation and Biotechnology.

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Title Medicinal Plants: Traditional Knowledge
Author P C Trivedi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788188237623
length 272p.,