The present monograph deals with an introductory account of land topography, geology and climate along with the people and the life of the tribal inhabitants. The floristic vegetation is distributed into tropical, sub tropical, temperate and alpine types, which included various types of plants used as food and vegetables in different localities by local inhabitants.
The exhaustive exploration of medicinal plants and folklore medicines in different parts of the state of Arunachal Pradesh in different seasons from 1988 to 2006 have been described in detail which covers the medicinal plants collected from various fields under natural climatic conditions, plants under cultivation and the folklore for which Latin name families, their Sanskrit name, Hindi and local names for each plants along with salient features, period of flowing and fruiting distribution and uses are described in brief. The method for the use of folklore medicines, have also been given in detail. Separate chapter has been used for the plants collected from the cultivated fields in different parts of the state under studies. Special attention has also been made to identify the rare and threatened medicinal plants on the localities and some strategies for the conservation of such valuable wealth has also been emphasized in the monograph.
As per the requirement the monograph is supplemented with maps, line drawings and photographs. Separate chapters have been used for wasteland management and commercial prospects of medicinal plants in Arunachal Pradesh.