Medicinal Plants of North East India: Status Diversity Conservation Cultivation and Trade
Handique, Pratap Jyoti
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Book ID : 37355
ISBN-10 : 81-7089-353-4 / 8170893534
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7089-353-0 / 9788170893530
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
viii, 314p., Illus., Bib., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Profile of North East India. 2. Diversity, Status and Conservation. 3. Trade of Medicinal Plants. 4. Cultivation of Medicinal Plants. 5. Species Wise Description of Medicinal Plants. 6. List of Species with English/Common and Local Name.
The book deals with the rich medicinal plant resources of North East India comprising the state of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh. Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. It includes a comprehensive analysis on the diversity, status, trade, conservation and cultivation of medicinal plants of the area besides giving individual species description of 750 plant species with their traditional medicinal uses. The taxonomic treatment on each species is up-to-date with latest and correct nomenclature and rarity status. Common and local names are given for almost all the species, which will be useful during collection of plant species from the field with the help of local people. The analysis of the trade structure in medicinal plants incorporating the name and description of species, quantum and volume of trade, status of trade and identification of trade related crucial factors are unique and comprehensive. It emphasizes the cultivation status of the medicinal plant in NE India giving information on the plant species prioritized for cultivation by NMPB as well as identifying several indigenous plant species prioritized for cultivation. The book includes a discussion on the status and diversity of indigenous medicinal plant species of NE India with ample analysis on the existing pattern of conservation, and the future possibilities. It also includes a chapter on the physiography and vegetation profile of NE India. The book includes about 100 colour photographs of rare and high valued species. The book will fulfill the need of the scientific community, students and researchers, policy makers, traders and the farmers of medicinal plants.