Medicinal Plants of Kashmir and Ladakh: Temperate and Cold Arid Himalaya
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Book ID : 4937
ISBN-10 : 81-7387-061-6 / 8173870616
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7387-061-6 / 9788173870616
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
173p., 69 Col. Plts., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Introduction; Area of Study and Important Sites of Medicinal Plants; Important Groups of Active Plant Constituents; Collection and Cultivation; Conservation-Oriented Management Strategies; Traditional Botanical Drugs of Kashmir and their Therapeutic Value; Traditional Knowledge on Healing Properties of Plants in Kashmir and Ladakh.
The Himalayas is credited all over the world as a trove ofmedicinal herbs offering refuge of these plants in its varied mountainecosystems. Medicinal Plants Of Kashmir & Ladakh is the outcome of author's field studies andprovides scientific information on 111 selected medicinal plants occurring inKashmir and Ladakh - important regions of western Himalaya with diverse climate.The information presented is comprehensive. Most of the plants mentioned in thebook are known herbal drugs. A chapter on traditional knowledge on healingproperties of plants in Kashmir and Ladakh giving ethnomedicinal uses of 291plants is included. Sixty-nine colour pictures illustrating 57 common andreputed medicinal herbs (all taken by the author) are included in the book. Itis hoped that the book will be useful asa field guide to botanists, cultivators and collectors of medicinal plants andto all those interested in Himalayan plants.