Plants have been in use for human beings for their daily requirements since times immemorial. Their basic needs of life-food, clothing and shelter are met from the plant kingdom. It will not be wrong if it is enumerated that plants are real companion of men from cradle to graveyard. As civilization progressed, human beings learnt the use of plants for their health care also. Certain plant compounds have been found to cure specific human diseases. As the metabolic processes occurring in humans and animals being identical, the herbal formulations identified for human beings can be prescribed for the corresponding animal diseases.
This book aims to fulfill the need for a publication of a traditional medicinal plants drugs used in veterinary medicine. Besides, book details the use of a large number of single herbal drugs and their compound formulations as medicines in veterinary practices and animal health care. A brief account of the cultivation practices and harvesting time for optimum derivatives of principles are also given to encourage generation of the authentic plant material by users.
This book contains information on 150 medicinal plants. Each chapter contains its family name, common name, occurrence and description of the plant, plant part used for medicinal use, chemical constituents, biological activity, cultivation/processing, general medicinal uses. Veterinary medicinal use along with dosages for different animals, are given separately along with bibliography and subject index.
It is hoped that the information provided in the book would be useful to pharmacists, traditional Ayurvedic and veterinary physicians, students, teachers and researchers of the pharmaceutical and veterinary organizations.