Medicinal Plants of India : A Guide to Ayurvedic and Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants: Vol:I & II

Dinesh Jadhav, Scientific, 2008, 518 p, 2 vols, 54 colour photographs, ISBN : 8172335458, $160.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Medicinal Plants of India : A Guide to Ayurvedic and Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants with Identity, Botany, Phytochemistry, Ayurvedic Properties, Clinical and Ethnomedicinal Uses, Vol. I & II/Dinesh Jadhav

Contents: Vol. I. Acknowledgements. Preface. Key to transliteration.1. Introduction. 2. Medicinal plants of India: i. Abelmoschus moschatus (L.) Medic. (Malvaceae). ii. Abrus precatorius L. (Papilionaceae). iii. Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet (Malvaceae). iv. Acacia arabica auct. (Mimosaceae). v. Acacia catechu Willd. (Mimosaceae). vi. Acalypha indica L. (Euphorbiaceae). vii. Achyranthes aspera L. (Amaranthaceae). viii. Adansonia digitata L. (Bombacaceae). ix. Adhatoda Zeylanica Medic. (Acanthaceae). x. Aegle Marmelos (L.) Corr.. ex Roxb. (Rutaceae). xi. Ageratum conyzoides L. (Asteraceae). xii. Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. (Simaroubaceae). xiii. Alangium salvifoluim (L.f.) Wang. (Alangiaceae). xiv. Albizia lebbeck (L.) Willd. (Mimosaceae). xv. Allium cepa L. (Liliaceae). xvi. Allium sativum L. (Liliaceae). xvii. Aloe vera L. (Liliaceae). xviii. Alstonia scholaris R.Br. (Apocynaceae). xix. Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R.Br. ex.DC. (Amaranthaceae). xx. Amaranthus spinosus L. (Amaranthaceae). xxi. Amorphophallus campanulatus (Roxb.) Blume ex Decne (Aracaceae). xxii. Anacardium occidentale L. Anacardiaceae). ....

Vol. II. Preface. Acknowledgements. Key to transliteration. Introduction. Medicinal plants of India: i. Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench. (Malvaceae). ii. Acacia leucophloea (Roxb.) Willd. (Mimosaceae). iii. Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr. (Mimosaceae). iv. Aconitum heterophyllum wall, ex Royle (Ranunculaceae). v. Aconitum napellus L. (Ranunculaceae). vi. Acorus calamus L. (Araceae). vii. Adenanthera pavonina L. (Mimosaceae). viii. Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schultes (Amaranthaceae). ix. Albizia odoratissima (L.f.) Benth. (Mimosaceae). x. Allophylus serratus (Roxb.) Kurz (Sapindaceae).  xi. Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd. (Zingiberaceae). xii. Alstonia venenata R. Br. (Apocynaceae). xiii. Ammania baccifera L. (Lythraceae). xiv. Amomum subulatum Roxb. (Zingiberaceae). xv. Anamirta cocculus (L.) wight and Arn. (Menispermaceae). xvi. Ananas comosus (L.) Merrill (Bromeliaceae). xvii. Anethum graveolens L. (Apiaceae). xviii. Anisomeles malabarica (L.) R. Br. (Lamiaceae). xix. Annona reticulata L. (Annonaceae). xx. Aphanamixis polystachya (wall.) parker (Meliaceae). xxi. Aquilaria agallocha Roxb. (Thymeleaceae). xxii. Arachis hypogaea L. (Papilionaceae). ......

"The book deals with 200 plants species of Angiosperms. For the first time here is a detailed explanation of 200 herbs in complete Ayurvedic perspective, aided with their botanical description, chemical constituents, Ayurvedic medicinal properties, clinical usage and also ethno-medicinal usage. The plants selected in the present book are fairly widely used in India for millennia. This book well helps in generating a global interest in Ayurveda and medicinal plants in India. Salient features of this book are: (i) Species of plants are presented in alphabetical order of their botanical names. (ii) In dealing with each species, after its botanical name, all available synonyms are mentioned. (iii) This is followed by names popularly used in English and in other Indian languages with its distribution. (iv) To help to identify the plant species, the taxonomic description is given. (v) Available information about the chemical constituents of each species is given. (vi) Sanskrit Shlokas from relevant Nighantus describing the Ayurvedic Medicinal properties are first given in Devanagary script followed by its rendering in Roman script using internationally recognized transliteration markings. (vii) This is followed by giving its action and uses according to Ayurvedic therapeutics. (viii) Information about its use in ethnomedicinal practice is given, then.

This book is helpful for ethnobotanists, Ayurvedic medical practitioner, students and researchers as well as other reader's interested in the field of ethno-medicine."

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