This book from the contents, the author has collected a large amount of material which should be useful to research workers in chemistry and pharmacology. References have been made to original papers, abstracts and other works of various authors.
For purposes of comparison, he has extended his studies and observations to allied plants which are not found in Ceylon and India. Besides, the book gives a short account of the therapeutic properties claimed for the plants by Ayurvedic and other systems of eastern medicine.
It should therefore be useful to those engaged in the investigation of drugs and their properties.