xxviii, 396p., Col. Plts., Gloss., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Foreword and Messages. Preface. Introduction. Enumeration of Plant Species. Bibliography. Glossary of Medical & Botanic Terms. Index to Botanical Names. Index of Common Names.
The book is an illustrated compendium of Medicinal Plants of Nagaland, a pre-dominantly Tribal State of India. It is a part of North Eastern Region of the Country, bestowed with a rich and interesting floral diversity which, holds an array of medicinal and aromatic plants. A number of plants of high therapeutic value have been reported which have proven values in different medicinal systems. This book is a systematic documentation of existing knowledge, grey literature and researched efforts on the subject matter. The strength of the book lies in its simplicity and clarity of presentation without loosing sight of other important information which interest everyone. Authenticated colour photographs of medicinal plants supported by short and informative description given in the book will greatly help in conservation and augmentation of resources. The indigenous tribal society has its own methods of treatment and health care acquired through traditional knowledge. Many of the locally occurring plants are very effectively used for this purpose. Some of these, hold promise to yield panacea in the future. The details given in this regard will be very useful for ethno-pharmacological studies in the area. The book may be immensely useful for students, researchers, medical practitioners as well as the foresters, planners and policy makers working in the area of medicinal plants. It may also be useful as ready reference in the hands of naturalists and eco-tourists.