xiv, 410p., Illus., Figs., Tables, Maps, Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Utilisation and Development of Drugs from Medicinal Plants 2. Cancer Chemopreventive Agents from Medicinal Plants 3. Antidiabetic Medicinal Plants 4. Recent Developments in Antitubercular Natural Products 5. Germacranolides from Selected Composite Plants and Their Taxonomic Significance 6. Assessment and Conservatorium of Medicinal Plant Wealth of Haryana 7. Medicinal Plants and their Local uses in Sub-Himalayan Tract of Uttarnchal 8. Hepatoprotective Medicinal Plants from the Darjeeling Himalaya 9. Ethnobotanical Studies on Indigenous Medicinal Plants used by Immigrant Muslims of Bongaigaon District, Assam 10. Ethnomedicines of the Sonowal Kacharis of Brahmaputra Valley, Assam, India 11. Ethno-Medico Botany of the Shyams of Assam, India 12. Important Herbal Remedies from the Folklore of Uttaranchal and Their Pharmaceutical Applications 13. Ethnomedicinal Studies on Sub-Himalayan Forests of North Eastern U.P 14. Wealth of Unexplored Vedic Knowledge for Present Day Clinical Management of Poisonous Snake Bite 15. Prevention of and Treatment for Hyperlipidemia with Nutraceuticals and Herbal Drugs 16. Mineral Nutrition of Medicinal Plants -A Review 17. Anti Aids Plant Drugs 18. A Study on Ethnomedicinal uses of Plants Among the Meena Tribe of Jaipur District of Rajasthan, India.
About eighty per cent of the world population depends on traditional medicines for primary health care: Herbal medicines are in great demand in both developed and the developing countries in primary health care because of their great efficacy and little or no side effects. The revival of interest in plant-based drugs have necessitated and increased demand of medicinal plants leading to over exploitation, unsustainable harvesting and finally to the virtual decimation of several valuable plant species in the wild. The Indian systems of medicine have identified 1,5000 medicinal plants, of which 500 species are commonly used in the preparation of ISM and H drugs. The present book "Medicinal Plants: Ethnobotanical Approach" contain 18 articles covering information on medicinal plants and their utilization with special references to the Indian scenario. Book covers articles on utilization and development of drugs from medicinal plants; cancer chemopreventive agents, anti-aid and antidiabetic plants; recent developments in antitubercular natural products and Hepatoprotective plants. Articles on assessment and conservation of medicinal plants; Mineral nutrition of medicinal pants and treatment of hyperlipidemia with nutraceuticals and herbal drug have added to the value of the book. Information on medicinal plants used by ethnic tribes viz. immigrant Muslims; in Brahmaputra valley of Assam; by People of Uttaranchal; by North Eastern tribes of sub-Himalayan Forest and Meena tribes of Rajasthan, India. This book provide authentic information on medicinal plants with an ethnobotaical approach. Book will be very useful for a variety of scholars Ayurvedic and medical people, botanist, pharmacologist, ethnobotanist, phytochemist and conservationist.