CONTENTS:- 1. Nomenclature and descriptive terminology; 2. Scope of medicinal plants; 3. Detailed description of medicinal plants; 4. Moderate Description of 111 Plants; 5. Short Description of 394 Plants.
What is this book all about? Briefly mentioning it gives comprehensive profiles of medicinal plants, detailing the scientific information with advance methods of identification including macroscopic and microscopic detail, their chemical analysis with modern analytical instrumentation methods like spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods TLC, HPTLC, GLC, and HPLC. Additionally the book gives details of nomenclature, habitat, besides Pharmacognostic studies data, Pharmacology of major chemical constituents and their chemical structures with colour photographs of detailed descriptive plants. Therapeutic profile along with their recommended dosage. Microbiological studies including determination of surface microbial contaminants of few plants with evaluation of antimicrobial activity of 50 plants plus detailed and latest information on Garlic, Aloe Vera, Rauwolfia serpentina and Cannabis etc. The book also has moderate description and short description of 111 & 394 plants respectively. The book will be of immense use to medical practitioners, botanical gardens, growers of herbal plants as also in Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology phytochemical laboratories and it will also be a handy general knowledge book on medicinal plants.