India is one of the 12 Megabiodiversity centres of the world. It is one of the richest country in plant wealth and medicinal plant heritage. This book brings out all this medicinal plant wealth at one place.
Medicinal uses of 846 species occurring in India are given in this book. The species are arranged in alphabetical sequence. Under each species valid scientific name, synonym if any, family, brief description, distribution in India, flowering and fruiting season, Sanskrit names or local names in all languages of India corresponding to the area, trade name and medicinal uses are given. Active principle or chemistry have been given wherever available. Chemical structures of some important compounds have also been included. Both traditional uses and modern pharmaceutical uses have been given. References and names of companies in medicinal plants trade have been mentioned. At the end index to Sanskrit names and index to trade names have been given. The book is supported by line drawings and colour photographs for easy identification in the field. Medicinal uses of both wild and cultivated plants have been included in the book. Propagation method for most species and packages of practices for cultivation of some medicinal plants have also been given.