Medicinal Plants of India: An Encyclopaedia

Front Cover
Daya Publishing House, 2003 - Medicinal plants - 302 pages
The present publication attempts to document floristic diversity of medicinal plants from Indian heritage. The book pertains to an effort to cohere indepth systematic as well as auxiliary knowledge to feed proper information to the biologist as well as locals, administrators, forester, policy makers and naturalists who are involved in sustainable environmental management. This book discusses the characteristics of 380 genera covering 600 species. An integrated and comprehensive account of all related aspects of the subject such as nomenclature, distribution, mode of propagation, phenology, Medicinal potential, ethnobotany and active principle of plants have been incorporated. Moreover, several interested aspects on history, demand and supply, marketing and trade of medicinal plants, Conservation of Medicinal Plants: Strategies and Priorities and recommendations for improvement of medico-herbo industries, etc. are also discussed. Attention has been paid to highlight on the endangered medico-floristic diversity with their threat, current geographical distribution, useful in reduce the pressure of wild natural resources in consideration of resource based rural development. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Abelmoschus moschatus Medik, Abies spectabilis (D Don) Spach, Abrus precatorius Linn, Abutilon indicum (L) Sw, Acacia catechu (L f) Willd, Acacia nilotica (L) Willd ex Delile, Acampe papillosa Linn, Achillea millefolium Linn, Achyranthes aspera Linn, Aconitum balfourii Stapf, Aconitum deinorrhizum Stapf, Aconitum falconeri Stapf, Aconitum ferox wall, Aconitum heterophyllum Wall ex Royle, Aconitum rotundifolium Kar & Kir, Aconitum violaceum Jacq ex Stapf, Acorus calamus Linn, Actaea spicata Linn, Actiniopteris radiata (Swartz) Link, Adiantum capillus-veneris Linn, Adiantum venustum G Don, Adonis aestivalis Linn, Aegle marmelos (L) Corr, Aesculus hippocastanum Linn, Aesculus indica Colebr, Agave sisalana Perr, Agrimonia eupatoria Linn, Ailanthus excelsa Roxb, Ajuga bracteosa Wall ex Benth, Albizia lebbek Benth, Allium cepa Linn, Allium sativum Linn, Aloe barbadensis Mill, Ammi visnaga Linn, Anagallis arvensis Linn, Andrographis paniculata Wall ex Nees, Anethum graveolens Linn, Angelica glauca Edgew, Antirrhinum majus Linn, Apium graveolens Linn, Archangelica officinalis Hoffm, Arctium lappa Linn, Arnebia benthami (Wall ex G Don) John, Arnebia euchroma (Royle ex Benth) John, Artemisia absinthium Linn, Artemisia annua Linn, Artemisia maritima Linn, Artemisia pallens Wall, Asparagus adscendens Roxb, Asparagus racemosus Willd, Astilbe rivularis Buch-Ham ex D Don, Atropa acuminata Royle ex Lindl, Azadirachta indica A Juss, Bacopa monnieri (L) Penn, Baliospermim motanum Muell-Arg, Bauhinia vahlii W & A, Bauhinia variegata Linn, Berberis aristata DC, Berberis lycium Royle, Berberis vulgaris Linn, Bergenia ciliata (How) Sternb, Bergenia stracheyi (Hook f & Thoms) Engl, Betula utilis D Don, Boerhavvia diffusa Linn, Bombax ceiba Linn, Borago officinalis Linn, Bunium persicum (Boiss) Fedt, Bursera delpechiana Poisso ex Engl, Butea monosperma (Lamk) Taub, Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl, Calotropis giganea (L) Ait f, Caltha palustris Linn, Canangium odorantum Baill f, Cannabis sativa Linn, Capparis spinosa Linn, Capsella bursa-pastoris (L) Medic, Capsicum annum Linn, Carica papaya Linn, Carthamus tinctorius Linn, Carum carvi Linn, Cassia absus Linn, Cassia alata Linn, Cassia angustifolia Vahl, Cassia fistula Linn, Cassia occidentalis Linn, Cassia tora Linn, Castanea dentate (Marsh) Borkh, Catheranthus roseus (L) G Don, Cedrus deodara (Roxb) loud, Celastrus paniculata willd, Centella siatica (Linn) urban, Centratherum anthelmiticum (Willd) kunz, Cephaelis ipecacuanha A Rich, Cestrum nocturnum linn, Chenopodium album linn, Chenopodium ambrosioides linn, Chlorophytum arundinaceum baker, Chlorophytum borivilianum san & fer, Chondrodendron tomentosum ruiz, Chonemorpha macrophylla G Don, Chrysanthemum balsamita linn, Cichorium intybus linn, Cinchona officinalis linn, Cinnamomum camphora (L) nees & ebesm, Cinnamomum zeylanicum blume, Cirrhopetalum maculosum linn, Cissampelos pareira linn, Cissus quadrangularis linn, Citrus aurantifolia (Christm) swingle, Citrus aurantium linn, Cintrus lemon (Linn) burm f, Citrus sinensis (Linn) osbeck, Claviceps purpurea (Fr) tul, Clematic nepaulensis DC, Clerodendrum serratum spreng, Cochlospermum gossypium DC, Codonopsis ovata benth, Coffea arabica linn, Colchicum autumnale linn, Colchicum luteum baker, Coleus forskohlii (Willd) briq, Commiphora mukul (Hook ex stocks) engl, Coptis teeta wall, Coriandrum sativum linn, Corydalis govaniana wall, Coscinium feniestratum (Gaertn) colebr, Costus speciosus smith, Crataegus oxyacantha linn, Crataeva nurvala buch-ham, Crocus sativus linn, Croton tiglium linn, Cupressus arizonica greene, Curculigo orchioides gaertn, Curcuma angustifolia roxb, Curcuma caesia roxb, Curcuma domestica val, Cuscuta reflexa roxb, Curcuma domestica val, Cuscuta reflexa roxb, Curcuma domestica val, Cuscuta reflexa roxb, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linn) taub, Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex steu) wat, Cymbopogon martinii (Roxb) wats, Cymbopogon winterianus jowitt, Cynodon dactylon (Linn) pers, Cynoglossum glochidiatum wall ex benth, Cyperus rotundus linn, Cytisus scoparius link, Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D Don) soo, Datura fastuosa linn, Datura innoxia mill, Datura metel linn, Datura stramonium linn, Daucus carota linn, Delphinium denudatum wall ex hk f&t, Dendrobium alpestre royle, Dendrobium normale fale, Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb) nees, Derris elliptica (Wall) benth, Desmodium gangeticum (L) DC, Dicentra cucullaria (Linn) bernh, Digitalis lanata ehrh, Digitalis purpurea linn, Dioscorea bulbifera linn, Dioscorea deltoidea Wall ex Kunth, Dioscorea floribunda Mar & Gal, Diospyros melanoxylon roxb, Dodonaea viscosa (Jacq) linn, Dolichos uniflorus lank, Drosera peltata sm, Drymaria cordata willd, Dryopteris filix-mas achott, Duboisia myoporoides brown, Echinops cornigerus DC, Eclipta prostrata roxb, Elettaria cardamomum (L) maton, Embelia ribes burm f, Embelia tsjeriam-cottam DC, Emblica officianalis gaertn, Ephedra garardiana wall ex stapf, Epipactis latifolia wall, Equisetum debile roxb, Eria musicola linn, Erigeron canadensis linn, Erodium cicutarium (L) L Herit, Erythrina indica lam, Eucalyptus citriodora linn, Eucalyptus globules labill, Eugenia caryophyllus spregal, Eulophia campestris wall, Eulophia herbacea lind, eupatorium cannabinum linn, Euphorbia helioscopia linn, Euphorbia hirta linn, Euphorbia parviflora linn, Euphorbia pilosa linn, Euphorbia royleana boiss, Eurphrasia officinalis linn, Fagopyrum aibotrys (D Don) hara, Fagopyrum esculentum moench, Ferula asafoetida vatke, Ferula narthex boiss, Ficus grandiflora enhrh, Ficus sylvatica linn, Foeniculum vulgare mill, Fragaria virginiana duch, Fritillaria roylei hook, Fumaria parviflora lam, Gaultheria fragrantissima wallich, Gelsemium sempervirens (L) ait f, Gentiana kurroo royle, Gentiana lutea linn, Gentiana villosa linn, Geranium nepalense sweet, Geranium ocellatum cambess, Geranium walliachinum D Don ex Sw, Gerbera lanuginosa (DC) Schu, Geum elatum Wall, Geum urbanum Linn, Ginkago biloba Linn, Gloriosa superba Linn, Glycyrrhiza hirsutum Linn, Grewia asiatica Linn, Grewia optica Drum ex Burret, Grewia sclerophylla Roxb ex G Don, Gymnema sylvestre (Retz) R Br, Habenaria acuminata Linn, Habenaria commelinifolia Wall ex Lindl, Habenaria goodyeroides Don, Habenaria griffithi Hook f, Habenaria intermedia Don, Haematoxylon campechianum Linn, Hedychium acuminatum Rose, Helianthemum canadense (L) Michx, Helianthus tuberosus Linn, Helicteres isora Linn, Hemidesmus indicus (L) Schult, Heracleum candicans DC, Heracleum lanatum Michx, Heracleum wallichii DC, Herniaria glabra Linn, Hibisscuc rosa-sinensis Linn, Hippophae rhamnoides Linn, Hippophae salicifolia D Don, Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall ex DC, Humulus lupulus Linn, Hydnocarpus kurza (King) Warb, Hydnocarpus laurifolia Sleumber, Hygrophila auriculata (Schum) Heine, Hyoscyamus muticus Linn, Hyoscyamus niger Linn, Hyssopus officinalis Linn, Inula recemosa Hook f, Ipomoea hederacea Auct Non Jacq, Iris kumaonensis Wall ex Don, Ixora alba Hort, Jasminum angustifolium Vahl, Jasminum arborescens Roxb, Jasminum auriculatum Vahl, Jasminum calophyllm Wall, Jasminum multiflorum Roth, Jasminum officinale Linn, Jatropha curcus Linn, Juglens regia Linn, Juniperus communis Linn, Juniperus macropoda Boiss, Juniperus macropoda Boiss, Juniperus recurva Bach Ham, Jurinea dolomiaea Boiss, Justicia adhatoda Linn, Kaempferia galanga Linn, Kydia calycina Roxb, Lagerstroemia speciosa (L) Pers, Laggera alata (D Don) Schulz, Lagotis cashmeriana (Royle) Rupr, Lannea coromandelica (Houtt) Merr, Lavandula officinalis Chaix, Lavatera cashmeriana (Royle) Rupr, Lannea coromandelica (Houtt) Merr, Lavandula officinalis Chaix, Lavantera cashmerina Cambess, Lawsonia inermis Linn, Leucas cephalotes (Roth) Spreng, Leucas lanata Benth, Lilium candidum Linn, Linum usitatissimim Linn, Liparis paradoxa Rchb f, Lobelia nicotianaefolia Hyne ex Roth, Lyonia ovalifolia (Wall) Drude, Madhuca indica Gmel, Malaxis cylindrostachya (L) O Kfze, Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell Arg, Mangifera indica Linn, Manikara archras Fosberg, Marrubium vulgare Linn, Marsilea munuta Linn, Matricaria chamomilla Linn, Mecanipsis aculeate Royale, Melastoma malabathricum Linn, Melia azadarach Linn, Melissa parviflora Benth, Mentha arvensis Linn, Mentha longifolia (L) Hynds, Mentha piperita Linn, Mentha spicata Linn, Menyanthes trifoliate Linn, Mesua ferrea Linn, Michelia champaca Linn, Microstylis muscifera (L) Ridl, Mimosa pudica Linn, Mimusops elengi Linn, Mirabilis multiflora (Torr) Gray, Momordica charantia Linn, Morchella esculenta (L) Pers, Morina coulteriana Royle, Moringa oleifera Lamk, Morus alba Linn, Mucuna pruriens (L) DC, Murraya koenigii Spreng, Murraya paniculata (Linn) jack, Musa paradisiaca Linn, Myrica esculenta Buch Ham, Myristica fragrans Houtt, Myroxylon balsamum (L) Harms, Myrsine africana Linn, Nardostachys grandiflora DC, Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, Nepeta cataria Linn, Nepeta elliptica royale ex benth, Nepeta graciliflor Benth, Nepeta hindostana (Roth) Haines, Nerium indicum Mill, nicotiana tabacum Linn, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn, Nymphaea alba Linn, Nymphaea alba Linn, Nymphaea stellata Willd, Ocimum basilicum Linn, Ocimum canum Sims, Ocimum gratissimum Linn, Ocimum kilmand-scharicum Guerka, Ocimum sanctum Linn, Oenothera lamarckiana Linn, Onosma bracteatum Wall, Onosma echioides (Gaertn) Linn, Operculina turpethum (L) Silva Manoso, Ophioglossum reticulatum Linn, Origanum vulgare Linn, Oroxylum indicum (L) Vent, Oxalis acetosella Linn, Oxalis corniculata Linn, Paeonia emodi Wall ex Royle, Panax pseudo-ginseng Wall, Pandanus fascicularis Lam, Papaver somniferum Linn, Peganum harmala Linn, Pelargonium graveolens (L) Hervitt, Pergularia daemia (Forsk) Chiov, Perilepta auriculata Nees, Permelia perlata (Huds) Ach, Pholidota articulata Linn, Phyllanthus fraternus Webster, Phyllanthus urinaria Linn, Physochlaina praealta (G Don) Miers, Physostigma veneosum Balf, Phytolacca acinosa Roxb, Picrorhiza kurrora Royla ex Benth, Pimenta officinalis Linn, Pimpinella anisum Linn, Pinus roxyburghii Sarg, Pinus sylvestris Linn, Pinus wallichina A B Jackson, Piper betle Linn, Piper longum Linn, Piper nigrum Linn, Pistacia khinjuk Stew ex Brandis, Plantago lanceolata Linn, Plantago ovata Forsk, Pleurospermum brunonis (DC) Benth, Plumbago zeylanica Linn, Podophyllum hexandrum Royle, Pogestemon patchouli Hook, Polianthus tuberosa Linn, Polygonatum multiflorum (Linn) All, Polygonatum verticillatum (Linn) All, Polygonum alpinum All, Polygonum aviculare Linn, Polygonum hydropiper Linn, Pongamia pinnata (Linn) Merr, Populus angustifolia James, Populus balsamifera Linn, Portulaca oleracea Linn, Potentilla fulgen Wall, Prangos pabularia Lindley, Princepia utilis Royle, Prunella vulgaris Linn, Prunus cerasoides D Don, Psoralea corylifolia Linn, Pterocarpus marsupicum Roxb, Pueraria tuberosa DC, Punica granatum Linn, Putranjiva roxyburghii Wall, Pyracantha crenulata (D Don) M Roemer, Quercus leucotrichophora Cam, Quercus semecarpifolia Smith, Randia dumetorum (Ratz) Poir, Rauvolfia serpentina Benth ex Kurz, Rheum australe D Don, Rheum moorchroftianum Royle, Rhododendrom anthopogon D Don, Rhododendron arboreum Sm, Rhododendron campanulatum D Don, Rhynchostylis retusa Bl, Ribes orientale Des, Ricinius communis Linn, Rosa brunonii Lindl, Rosa damascena Mill, Rosa moschata Mill ex Herr, Rosa sericea Linn, Roscoea alpina Royla, Rosmarinus officinalis Linn, Rubia manjith Roxb ex Fleming, Rumex dentatus Linn, Salix alba Linn, Salvia lanata Roxb, Salvia moorcroftiana Wall ex Benth, Sambucus wightiana Wall ex Wright & Arn, Santalum album Linn, Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn, Saraca indica Linn, Sarcococca saligna (D Don) Muell Arg, Satyrium nepalense D Don, Saussurea costus (Falc) Lipsch, Saussurea gossypiphora Don, Saussurea obvallata (DC) Edgew, Schleichera oleosa (Lour) Oken, Selinum vaginatum C B Clarke, Selinum wallichianum (DC) Rai Sax, Senecio jacquemontianus (Dec) Benth ex Hook f, Senecio nudicaulis DC, Sesamum indicum Linn, Sida cordifolia Linn, Silybum marianum (Linn) Gaertn, Skimmia anquetitia Taylor & Airy Shaw, Smilax aspera Linn, Solanum anguivi Lamk, Solanum khasianum C B Clark, Solanum nigrum Linn, Solanum surattense Burm f, Solena amplexicaulis (Lam) Gandhi, Sphaeranthus indicus Linn, Spilanthes acmella Linn, Spiraea tomentosa Linn, Stellaria media (L) Vill, Sterculia urens Roxb, Sterculia villosa Roxb, Strychnos nux vomica Linn,Swetia chirayita (Roxb ex Flem) Karst, Swertia ciliata Buch Ham, Symplocos paniculata Linn, Syzygium cumini (L) Skeels, Tabernaemontana coronaria (Jacq) Willd, Tagetes minuta Linn, Tamarindus indica Linn, Tanacetum dolichophyllum Kitam, Tanacetum vulgare Linn, Taraxacum officinale Wigg, Taxus wallichiana Zuec, Tephrosia purpurea (L) Pers, Terminalia arjuna W & A, Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn) Roxb, Terminalia chebula Retz, Thalictrum foliolosum DC, Thevetia neriifolia Juss, Thymus serpyllum Linn, Thymus vulgaris Linn, Tinospora cordifolia (Willd) Miers, Tribulus terrestris Linn, Trigonella foenum-graceum Linn, Trilli govanianum (D Don) Kunth, Tylophora indica (Burm f) Merr, Ulmus wallichiana Planchon, Uncaria scandens (Smith) Hatch, Uraria picta (Jacq) Desv ex DC, Urginea indica (Roxb) Kunth, Urtica dioica Linn, Uvaria odorata Linn, Vaccinium myrtillus Linn, Valeriana hardwickii Wall, Valeriana jatamansi Jones, Valeriana officinalis Linn, Vanda tessellata (Roxb) Hk ex D Don, Verbascum thapsus Linn, Verbena officinalis Linn, Veronica officinalis Linn, Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn) Nash, Viola biflora Linn, Viola odorata Linn, Viola serpens Wall, Viscum album Linn, Vitex negundo Linn, Wisteria sinensis (Sams) Sweet, Withania somnifera Dunal, Woodfordia fruticosa (L) Kurtz, Wrightia arborea (Den) Mabb, Xanthium strumarium Linn, Zanthoxylum aromatum DC, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Linn, Zingiber officinale Rose, Zizyphus mauritiana Lam; Chapter 2: List of endangered medicinal plants; Chapter 4: Recommendations for sustainable management of medicinal plants; Chapter 5: Glossary of medical technical words.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Bibliographic information