Compendium of Medicinal Plants
- Author: NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers
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Publisher: National Institute of Industrial Research
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Medicinal plants are not only a major resource base for the traditional medicine & herbal industry but also provide livelihood and health security to a large segment of Indian population. Medicinal plants are resources of new drugs. Medicinal plants are important for human health. These plants have been used from the prehistoric times to present day. These plants based medicines are consumed in all civilizations. It is believed that the herbal medicine can give good effect to body without causing side effects to humans life. Besides, the usage of medical plants has been increasing as an important role that can support the economic system. The medical plants for health are used as herbal treatments and therapies that can be new habits for culture. Medicinal plants constitute a large segment of the flora, which provide raw materials for use by various industries. They have been used in the country for a long time for their medicinal properties. These plants are staging a comeback and herbal renaissance is happening all over the globe. The herbal medicines today symbolise safety in contrast to the synthetics that are regarded as unsafe to human and environment. Although herbs had been priced for their medicinal, flavouring and aromatic qualities for centuries, the synthetic products of the modern age surpassed their importance, for a while. However, the blind dependence on synthetics is over and people are returning to the naturals with hope of safety and security. The decision to cultivate medicinal herbs should only be made in response to demand for particular herbs. The market is very competitive and could easily be oversupplied.
Some fundamentals of the book are bryonopsis laciniosa, cajanus indicus, spreng. and c.bichlorandc.flalvus, cassiaauriculata, linn.cassia angustifolia vahl, dalbergia sissoo, delonixelata, dolichandrone falcata, seem., drosera pellata, eclipta alba hassk, elettaria cardamomum maton, emblica officinalis, embelia ribes burm, enicostema littorale,blume., erythrina indica, grewia tiliaefolia, vahl., gymnema sylvestre, R.BR., or asclepias geminata, haematoxylon campechianum, hedychium spicatum ham. Ex. Smith, hedera helix helicteres isora ,linn., helianthus annuus, linn.91., hellebores niger, linn.92, hepatica nobilis 93., herniaria ,inulahelenium107., ipomoea digitataipomoea turpethum109. Iris germanica110. jatropha gossypifolia, juglans regia, kaempferia galanga etc.
The book contains systematic account of the most important plants used in medicines. Each chapter covers botanical description, parts used, Ayurvedic properties, clinical uses, constituents with the figure of the plant. This book will be very useful for those working on medicinal plants, natural products, entrepreneurs, libraries, consultant, research scholars etc.
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