ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book of MEDICINAL PLANTS AND MUSHROOMS OF INDIA has information on the popular medicinal and aromatic plants available in different parts of India including some rare plants and the ones on the verge of extinction. Special emphasis was given for the members of Dioscoreaceae, Piperaceae, Moraceae, Rubiaceae, Cluseaceae, Aristolochiaceae etc resulting in recording of interesting species. For sustaining interest of all sections of society including students, scholars, botanists, professionals, practitioners, entrepreneurs and scientists, latest valid nomenclature in scientific parlance with available vernacular names in Assamese, common names in English, Sanskrit and Hindi have been put as gathered from available literature. The species of plants under description also include common vegetables of everyday use, as they directly or indirectly contribute to our health in the form of nutrients, minerals, vitamins or as supplementary diets.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jatindra Sarma is a senior Forest Officer of Indian Forest Service presently serving in the state of Assam (Assam-Meghalaya Cadre). He has been working on documentation of medicinal and aromatic plants including mushrooms, specially of Assam, since 2003 while conserving, propagating many of the rare and endangered species of plants. He was a Member of the Technical Committee of the Medicinal Plants' Board, Assam from 2007 to 2009. He has also been an honorary Advisor of the NIRD from 2011 to 2013 in a project on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of North-East India. He has extensively travelled almost throughout the country and possessed a vast knowledge on medicinal and aromatic plants and biodiversity resources especially of the North-East India. he has published more than 15 research articles on plants which are added to the Flora of Assam, new to the flora of India including few new to Science.