The book is a compilation of 24 papers published in the Journal of Bombay Natural History Society during 1935-1944 on medicinal and poisonous plant of India by Rev. Fr. J.F. Caius, S.J.a leading authority on the subject. This is the first attempt to reproduce J.F. Caius work in a book form. The book will be indispensable for those working on medicinal & poisonous plant not only in India but throughout the world.
The work contains medicinal & poisonous plant of important families, keys for identification of genera and species, their chemical substances, medicinal and poisonous importance, distribution, ethnobotanical notes and also vernacular names of plants almost in all the languages of the world. An indices to botanical names of plants has been appsnded by the publisher.