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Indian Medicinal Plants : A Compendium of 500 Species, Vol. 3

P.S. Varier, Orient Longman, 2013, 423 p, 29 col. plates, line drawings, $55.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: 1. Euphorbia ligularia. 2. Euphorbia thymifolia. 3. Evolvulus alsinoides. 4. Ferula asafoetida. 5. Ficus arnottiana. 6. Ficus benghalensis. 7. Ficus hispida. 8. Ficus Microcarpa. 9. Ficus racemosa. 10. Ficus religiosa. 11. Flacourtia indica. 12. Flacourtia jangomas. 13. Foeniculum vulgare. 14. Fritillaria roylei. 15. Garcinia gummi-gutta. 16. Garcinia morella. 17. Gardenia gummifera. 18. Garuga pinnata. 19. Gentiana kurroo. 20. Gloriosa superba. 21. Glycosmis arborea. 22. Glycyrrhiza glabra. 23. Gmelina arborea. 24. Gossypium arboreum. 25. Gossypium herbaceum. 26. Grewia tiliifolia. 27. Gymnema sylvestre. 28. Habenaria edgeworthii. 29. Habenaria intermedia. 30. Haldina cordifolia. 31. Hedyotis corymbosa. 32. Hedyotis herbacea. 33. Helianthus annus. 34. Helicteres isora. 35. Heliotropium indicum. 36. Hemidesmus indicus. 37. Hibiscus aculeatus. 38. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. 39. Hiptage benghalensis. 40. Holarrhena pubescens. 41. Holoptelea integrifolia. 42. Holostemma ada-kodien. 43. Homonoia riparia. 44. Hordeum vulgare. 45. Hugonia mystax. 46. Hydnocarpus laurifolia. 47. Hygrophila auriculata. 48. Hygroryza aristata. 49. Hyoscyamus niger. 50. Ichnocarpus frutescens. 51. Illicium verum. 52. Indigofera tinctoria. 53. Inula racemosa. 54. Ipomoea batatas. 55. Ipomoea mauritiana. 56. Ipomoea nil. 57. Ipomoea pes-caprae. 58. Ipomoea sepiaria. 59. Ixora coccinea. 60. Jasminum angustifolium. 61. Jasminum arborescens. 62. Jasminum auriculatum. 63. Jasminum grandiflorum. 64. Jasminum multiflorum. 65. Jasminum sambac. 66. Jatropha curcas. 67. Juglans regia var. kumaonia. 68. Justicia beddomei. 69. Justicia gendarussa. 70. Kaempferia galanga. 71. Kaempferia rotunda. 72. Kalanchoe pinnata. 73. Kyllinga nemoralis. 74. Lablab purpureus. 75. Lagenaria siceraria. 76. Lannea coromandelica. 77. Lantana camara var. aculeata. 78. Lawsonia inermis. 79. Leea indica. 80. Lens culinaris. 81. Lepidium sativum. 82. Leucas aspera. 83. Lilium polyphyllum. 84. Limnophila aromatica. 85. Limonia acidissima. 86. Linum usitatissimum. 87. Liquidamber orientalis. 88. Lodoicea maldivica. 89. Ludwigia octovalvis ssp. sessiliflora. 90. Luffa acutangula. 91. Luffa cylindrica. 92. Lycopersicon esculentum. 93. Macrotyloma uniflorum. 94. Madhuca longifolia. 95. Malaxis acuminata. 96. Malaxis muscifera. 97. Mallotus philippensis. 98. Mangifera indica. 99. Manihot esculenta. 100. Manilkara hexandra. Appendices. Index to Sanskrit terms.

"Indian Medicinal Plants, based on a treatise prepared by S. Raghunatha Iyer, a scholar of both Sanskrit and ayurveda, aims to make an authoritative contribution to the field. The original work which drew on classical texts, current research as well as the oral medical knowledge of tribal groups has been updated by scholars associated with the Arya Vaidya Sala in Kottakkal, India. This unique compendium offers profiles of 500 key species with detailed taxonomic information. One of the lead features of this compilation is the special technique used in the illustrations, both colour and line, which aims to achieve authenticity of texture, colour and form. The outline information includes distribution and the popular nomenclature in English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil. The main texts present properties and uses in a format which cites ancient verse texts and ethnobotanical sources.

"This rare work in five volumes should be of special interest to practitioners of alternative medicine, students of ayurveda, the research and industry associated with medical botany, pharmacologists, sociologists and medical herbalists. The compendium should also be of relevance to the fields of ethnobotany and Sanskrit studies." (jacket)

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