Medicinal Plants have a curative properties due to the presence of various complex chemical substances of different composition, which are found as secondary plant metabolites in one or more parts of these plants. These plants metabolites, according to their composition are grouped as alkaloids, glycosides, corticosteroids, essentials etc. The classification is based on Bentham and Hooker, Angler and Prantal's Hutchinson's and recent system of classification. Information regarding their active constituents present has been given wherever available. No attempt has been made to evaluate critically the medicinal value of the plants.
The present book will serve each spices has been given its correct scientific name according to the international code of botanical nomenclature, synonyms as applicable, classification, vernacular names in different Indian languages, brief morphology of its important botanical characters, habitat propagation parts used, chemical composition and uses. At the last glossary of technical terms is included.
The book will present not only as an excellent reference material but also as a guide for teachers, research scholars, students in the field of medicinal plants.