Medicinal plants of India contains the description of nearly 173 Indian medicinal plants, including herbs, shrubs and trees. It provides illustrations of medicinal plants, as well as an understanding of their anatomy, morphology, physiology and the chemicals present in them which make them so valuable. Many of the plants the author has mentioned herein grow well in all the foothills of the Himalayas as well as in various parts of our country. The medicinal plants may vary slightly in their qualities from place to place, but their therapeutic uses are similar. This book is based mainly on the Medicinal uses of the plants.
The use of plants for food, spices, medicines and for various other purposes has existed for a very long time in India. In ancient times, plants were identified and documented according to the insights and field observations of great Indian scholars who were also often mystics. The knowledge of Indian medicinal plants, passed down through many generations, is lucidly presented in this book in the hope that it may bring significant benefit to amateurs, professionals and modern scientists alike.