Agrotechniques of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Edited by V.K. Agarwal and S.D. Upadhyaya, Satish Serial, 2006, x, 358 p, plates, ISBN : 8189304135, $90.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Agrotechniques of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants/edited by V.K. Agarwal and S.D. Upadhyaya

Contents: Preface. Foreword. 1. Aonla (Emblica officinalis gaerth)/A.B. Tiwari. 2. Bijasal (Pterocarpus marsupium roxb.)/S.D. Upadhyaya. 3. Sinduri (Bixa orellana Linn.)/Sharad Nema. 4. Nilgiri (eucalyptus spp.)/Aashutosh Sharma. 5. Arjun, Koha (terminalia arjuna)/Ajay Khare. 6. Bahera (terminalia bellirica)/Ajay Khare. 7. Harad (terminalia chebula)/Ajay Khare. 8. Ratanjot (Jatropha curcas)/V.K. Gour. 9. Neem (Azadirachta indica A. juss)/Sharad Neema. 10. Mulahati (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn)/A.S. Gontia. 11. Sarpaganda (rouvolfia serpentina)/A.B. Tiwari. 12. Guggal [commiphora wightii (arn) bhan]/Gyanendra Tiwari. 13. Sadabahar (catharanthus roseus)/A.S. Gontia. 14. Senna (cassia angustifolia vahl.)/Aashutosh Sharma. 15. Giloy (tinospora cardifolia (willd) miers ex H.K.F. Thomas)/S.K.  Dwivedi. 16. Gurmar (Gymnema syslvestre (Retz.) R. Br. Ex. Schulters)/S.K. Dwivedi. 17. Satawar (Aspareagus racemosus willd.)/A.B. Tiwari. 18. Ashwagandha (withania somnifera (l.) Dunal)/Gyanendra Tiwari. 19. Brahmi [bacopa monnieri (L.)]/V.K. Sonakia. 20. Mandukparni [centella asiatica (L.)]/V.K. Sonakia. 21. Bach or sweet flag (acorus calamus L.)/S.K. Dwivedi. 22. Bhringraj [Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk]/S.K. Dwivedi. 23. Kalmegh (andographis paniculata)/V.K. Sonakia. 24. Safed Musli (chlorophytum borivillianum/Gyanendra Tiwari. 25. Tulsi (Ocimum spp.)/V.K. Agrawal. 26. Chandrasur [lepidium sativum (L.)]/R.S. Patel. 27. Mentha (Mentha spp.)/V.K. Agrawal. 28. Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)/A.S. Gontia. 29. Kalihari [gloriosa superba (L.)]/A.B. Tiwari. 30. Isabgol (plantago ovata forsk)/R.S. Patel. 31. Stevia sweet herb (stevia rebaudiana)/V.K. Agrawal. 32. Ghrita Kumari (aloe vera)/V.K. Agrawal. 33. Lemon grass (cymbopogon flexuosus nees ex. Steud wats.)/S.D. Upadhyaya. 34. Khus [vetiveria zizaniodes (Linn) nat]/S.D. Upadhyaya. 35. Roses/A.C. Verma. 36. Marigold/A.C. Verma. 37. Tuberose (pollianthes tuberosa L)/A.C. Verma. 38. Agrotechnique and medicinal importance of sme common spices/Subrata Sharma. 39. Diseases management in cultivated medicinal and aromatic plants/B.N. Shukla. 40. Management of insect pests of medicinal and aromatic plants/O.P. Dubey. 41. Utilization of wastelands by cultivating medicinal plants under agroforestry system/S.D. Upadhyaya and Aashutosh Sharma. 42. Medicinal and aromatic plants for planting in culturable waste land and fallow lands/J.P. Tiwari. 43. Importance of seed germination and vigor testing/Sathrupa Rao. 44. Biochemical composition of medicinal and aromatic plants/V.K. Agrawal. 45. Post harvest technology of medicinal and aromatic plants/A. Upadhyay. 46. Importance of quality control of medicinal plants/Anubha Upadhyay. 47. Economics evaluation of medicinal plants/A.K. Sarawgi. 48. Marketing system of medicinal and aromatic plant products/Shailesh Choubey. 49. Insectisidal properties of medicinal plants/V.K. Agrawal. 50. Medicinal properties of weed flora associated with kharif and rabi season/Nisha Mehra. 51. Weeds - a potential source of life saving drugs/N.T. Yaduraju, V.S.G.R. Naidu and Archana Trivedi. 52. Issues and strategies involved in choosing medicinal plants for research and development/J.P. Tiwari. Annexures.

"This book is being published for those who are interested in growing, processing and trading of medicinal plants as herbal drugs. The importance of medicinal plants in India has been increasingly recognized by agriculturalists and pharmaceuticals, during past two decades.

During the past decade, demand for medicinal plants and its products has attracted the worldwide interest, India being the treasure house of biodiversity, accounts for 8000 species which are used in 10,000 herbal drugs. Ninety percent of herbal industry's requirement of raw material is taken out from the forests, resulting in to the ruthless exploitation and destruction of its natural habitats. Thus to take pressure off from natural forest the medicinal plants have been brought under cultivation to enhance their conservation. Cultivation of these precious bio wealth for sustainable utilization is essential. Our knowledge about the medicinal and aromatic plants are still inadequate and need further investigation.

This edited book contains most of the aspects related to medicinal and aromatic plants. This book will providing a comprehensive literature on agro-techniques, pest and nutrients management, post harvest practices, active ingredient and its uses, marketing pattern etc which will be really useful for growers and industry people involved in the use of medicinal and aromatic plants." (jacket)

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