A dictionary of the economic products of India (Google eBook)

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This read about a tree Borassus flabelliformis grown in South India. The author gathered lot of information from other various sources internationally. The information they provided is excellent and I don't know till today about the uses of this plant, even I grown up in the area where these trees are sorrounded all over. 

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Page 533 - Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning India. 1. OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS. Annual Statement of the Trade and Navigation of British India with Foreign Countries, and of the Coasting Trade between the several Presidencies...
Page 302 - ... cultivated by the various people who inhabit that region. It is indigenous to Sonda and the Philippines, and is cultivated generally in tropical Asia. This palm attains a height of...
Page 427 - An enquiry was instituted into this subject on the suggestion of the Government of India in the Department of Revenue and Agriculture.
Page 503 - Wihares, or any other purpose, they sought for broad and handsome slips of talapat leaves, upon which they engraved the characters very elegantly and accurately, with the addition of various figures delineated upon them by way of ornament. All the slips had then two holes made in them, and were strung upon an elegantly twisted silken cord, and covered with two thin wooden boards.
Page 118 - ... tenacious, transparent gluten, which on drying becomes very hard, but continues transparent ; when fresh it may be drawn out into threads of one or two yards in length, and so fine as to be scarcely perceptible to the naked eye, before it breaks.
Page 452 - I should say, less than three or four tons weight." " The use of the birch-bark for literary purposes is attested by the earliest classical Sanskrit writers. Kalidasa mentions it in his dramas and epics; Susruta, Varahamihira (circa 500-550 AD), know it likewise. Akbar introduced the manufacture of paper, and thus created an industry for which Kashmir is now famous in India.
Page 452 - Kasmir and other hill countries is used both instead of paper by the shop-keepers in the bazars, and for lining the roofs of houses in order to make them water-tight. It is also exported to India, where in many places it is likewise used for wrapping up parcels, and plays an important part in the manufacture of the flexible pipestems used by huka-suiokers.
Page 445 - Rusot is best given as a febrifuge in half-drachm doses, diffused through water, and repeated thrice or still more frequently daily. It occasions a feeling of agreeable warmth at the epigastrium, increases appetite, promotes digestion, and acts as a very gentle but certain aperient. The skin is invariably moist during its operation.
Page 483 - Frequent iii the tropical forests, especially along choungs, of the eastern slopes of the Pegu Yomah and Martaban. Fl. March, Apr. Masters refers Wallich's E.
Page 503 - ... by a knot or jewel secured at a little distance from the boards, so as to prevent the book from falling to pieces, but sufficiently distant to admit of the upper leaves being turned back, while the lower ones are read. The more elegant books are in general wrapped up in silk cloth, and bound round by a riband, in which the Burmese have the art to weave the title of the book.

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