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Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
The biotechnological tools are important to select, multiply and conserve the critical genotypes of medicinal plants which are in great demands worldover. Tissue culture is useful for multiplying and conserving the species; bioreactors for enhanced production of secondary metabolites and in vitro regeneration for production of high quality plant based medicine. The improved in vitro plant cell culture systems have potential for commercial exploitation of secondary metabolites. The present book “Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal Plants” contain ten articles covering latest information on application of biotechnological tools for conservation and multiplication of medicinal plants and production of high quality plant based medicine. Book covers articles on Role of Biotechnology in medicinal plants; Biotechnology for improvement of medicinal plants; Molecular characterization of medicinal plants; Plant tissue culture : A biotechnological tool for conservation of medicinal plants; Role of biotechnological tools for the production of secondary metabolites; In vitro micropropagation of medicinal plants. Article on Safed Musli provide comprehensive account of different aspects of its utilization and conservation. A chapter on Current advances in plant biotechnology provide current information on the subject. This book also provide excellent glimpses on Biotechnological advances in India. This book will be useful for a variety of scholars—Biotechnologists, Ayurvedic and Medical people, Botanists, Pharmacologists, Phytochemists and Conservationists. ..more

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Vanaushdhi avem Ayurvedic Chikitsa
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Healing Herbs: Traditional Medications for Wounds Sores and Bones
R. K.SoodD. SharmaS. KumarT.N. Lakhanpal
This monograph, the most comprehensive publication in the field so far, affords scientists, researchers, students and laymen alike valuable information from disparate sources to form a highly structured work of reference to the world at large. The main text deals with 988 plant species belonging to 649 genera under 164 families of which 796 are used for cuts and wounds, 208 for bone fracture and 97 for sores. Apart from systematic enumeration of plants in the alphabetical order, updated botanical names and synonyms; colour photographs, tables and appendices have also been included, which enhance the value of the compilation significantly. No botanical library should be without it. The contents include: 1. Introduction: Plants & Plant Based Medicaments; Wounds, Sores & Bone Fracture; Current Status on Phytomedicines used for Wounds, Sores & Healing of Bones; Enumeration. 2. Healing Herbs for Wounds, Sores & Bones. 3. Epilogue. 4. Literature Cited. V. Appendices (Index to Total Number of Genera and Species Under Various Divisions of Plant Kingdom for Wounds, Sores and Healing of Bones - Appendix I; Index to Families of Plants Used as Herbal Remedies for Wounds, Sores and Healing of Bones - Appendix II; Index to Plants and Their Part/s Used as Herbal Remedies for Wounds, Sores and Healing of Bones - Appendix III. Audience: Students and scholars of Ethnobotany, Economic Botany, Pharmacists, Medical Practitioners, Chemists, Biotechnologists, Corporate Houses, Plant Genetic Research Institutions, Policy Planners etc. ..more

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Ethnic Tribes & Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
In India, more than 1800 plants belonging to different families of Angiosperms are used for their therapeutic efficacy. There are still big gaps in the work of completing an exhaustive inventory of the medicinal plants of India. There is at the moment no exhaustive and reliable inventory available of all the medicinal plants of India used by all the different ethnic communities in different ecosystems. The present book “Ethnic Tribes & Medicinal Plants” contains 18 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subjects. This book contains articles on Ethnomedicinal plants of different states of India including Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Tripura, Nagaland, Orissa, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, North-East India etc. It also covers information on ethnomedicinal plants used by Garasia, Kani, Naga, Bhil, Deories, Mishings, Mawasi and Tai Ahom tribes. Book covers articles on medicinal plants used for curing Asthma, Hepatic disorders, Gynecological disorders, Malaria, Antipyretic and skin diseases. Articles on plants used in Magico-religious belief and Ethno-medico-botanical note on traditional remedy have added to the value of the book. Present book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, Hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more

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Drugs from Plants
P. C. Trivedi
This The book focuses on the interrelationship of water resources, management and economic development. It minutely analyses the status of water availability, accessibility and its uses. Further, it elaborates on various benefits like economic, health and several others, generated through water. Moreover, diverse indices like Water Poverty Index (WPI), Hydrological Water Stress Indicator (HWSI), and Social Water Scarcity Index (SWSI) have been calculated to assess the severity of water problem and also to ascertain their important determinants of water poverty and water accessibility. This study also reflects over the water resources and economic development of Rajasthan with special reference to Jaipur district and it draws attention to the decline of water availability in the district to the extent that it is on the brink of turning into a water scarcity zone. It is an excellent guide to interdisciplinary and wide-ranging knowledge on water. It carefully draws comparison on water problems in background of India and other countries. This book is an indispensable reference tool for all scholars and students of development economics, natural resources management, infrastructure planning, geography, demography and environment education. ..more

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Polytherapic Medicinal Plants and Spices : Post Harvest Management and Export Potential
Karan SinghMohan Lal JakharDhirendra Singh
Man has now realized the limitation and shortcomings of medicines developed by chemical processes as indicated by side and ill effects. Hence, the scope of medicinal plants and spices has widened for different systems of medicine. Besides domestication and cultivation technologies, economic parts of plants need to be processed at primary, secondary and tertiary channels. Such agroprocessing strategies are required for preparing medicines of Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and other systems of healing. Properly processed information have been included on different facets of biotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences. Post harvest management and technology of value addition, marketing and trade of medicinal plants and spices have been incorporated alongwith biodiversity and its conservation in lower as well as higher groups of medicinal plants. Roles of herbal ecofarming in societal welfare through cooperative movement in different parts of the nation and world has also been effectively included. Export potential and trade scenario of spices and medicinal herbs has been adequately described alongwith its relationships with industry & WTO. Medicinal values of Indian food of plant origin has been especially highlighted alongwith nutrient management for propagation of medicinal plants and spices. The book will certainly be useful for herbal industrialists, progressive farmers, scholars, teachers and scientists of various disciplines including Basic and applied Botany, Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Post Harvest Science and Technology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. ..more

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Medicinal Trees : Distribution, Characteristics and Traditional Formulations
Sheelwant Patel
The ‘Medicinal Trees’ compiles information about one hundred tree species that possess substantial medicinal values. It give various local names of species, its distribution, characteristics of plant and traditional therapeutic formulations of its body parts. It mostly chooses such trees that one encounters growing in vicinity–on road sides, in parks, in homestead lands, in waste lands. It endeavours to reinvent medicines into trees that we recognize as fruit trees, timber trees, shade trees, flowering trees and shrubs and even as useless wild growths of waste lands. The ‘Medicinal Trees : Distribution, Characteristics and Traditional Formulations’ attempts to re-invent the traditional therapeutical uses of parts of trees our forefathers had used since time immemorial to cure a hoard of ailments. Through use of roots, bark, leaves, latex, flowers, fruits, and seeds they had perfected a system of medicines that we have almost lost. We know a banyan tree provides excellent shade. Do we know that ‘Banyan leaves cure diarrhoea, nose bleeding, and bubo. Latex cures cracked heels, swollen gums and spermatorrhea. Fruits remove dark spots from facial skins and restore its natural glow and charm. Aerial roots tighten and lift sagging breasts. Bark cures vaginal piles, sprains, burning sensation in body and irregularity of menstruation?’ This publication will serve the interest of medicinal plant lovers, collectors, teachers, medical practitioners, research workers and botantists. ..more

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Medicinal Herbs and Spices : Scientific Ecofarming and Technology
Karan SinghMohan Lal JakharDhirendra Singh
Medicinal herbs and spices find their use in all systems of medicine. However, the major part of the raw material requirements of pharmaceutical industries is still met out of herbs collected from wild resources. This leads to biodiversity and environmental degradation. To meet such challenges, an equilibrated approach for domestication and cultivation of otherwise, wild medicinal plants and spices is imperative. Very scanty information on such aspects are available in literature which describes the therapeutic potential of about 20000 plants while only very few (about 100) plants are known to be cultivated. Therefore, there is urgent need of concerted efforts to bring more and more plants under farming system. Present book is pioneer in this regard and describes various aspects of potential agrotechnology of medicinal plants and spices. These aspects embody reliable and latest information on applied biology, botany and genetic resources of annuals, biennials and trees. Applied and basic aspects of ecophysiology, biochemistry and biotechnology have been adequately incorporated including pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, agronomical, breeding and plant protection parameters, propagation and nutrients managements. The subject matter has been judiciously processed and illustrated by reliable data represented in the form of tables, graphs, line diagrams and more than 72 coloured photographs. The book is certainly useful for scholars, researchers, teachers and scientists of variable interests such as Botany, Forestry, Plant Physiology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Plant Breeding, Agronomy and Horticultures. Organisations and farmers concerning the herbal farming and trade will certainly find the book extremely beneficial in different agroclimatic zones of India and the world. ..more

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Indigenous Herbal Medicines : Tribal Formulations and Traditional Herbal Practices
Deepak AcharyaAnshu Shrivastava
Indigenous knowledge behind traditional practice of herbs is like crude diamond, hardest but without shine and not acknowledged and accepted as “Diamond” by the people. Today an artificial shining stone, well packed, aggressively marketed and supported by strategic advertisement is the biggest threat to the existence of real Diamond. If this continues then this phenomenon of endangered indigenous knowledge of tribals will become extinct and needless to discuss, we the human being will be deprived of the real essence and hence the biggest looser. It is important to know that it requires $ 1.5 billion and 10-15 years to develop a new drug, whereas, the development of new drug through traditional herbal knowledge and tribal healers could be much shorter and needless to discuss “cost effective”. The whole book moves around the fulcrum of traditional herbal knowledge of Indian tribesmen. It is the finest attempt to explain the traditional herbal knowledge of Indian tribal regions which are very different in terms of forest, vegetation, cultures, and beliefs. Nevertheless, equally competitive so far age old medicinal practices are concerned. The book deals with about 210 important medicinal plants used by the traditional herbal healers in India. Given vernacular names in English, Sanskrit and many other Indian regional languages, short diagnostic taxonomic description, ecology and distributional aspects provided under each plant and up-to-date information about the ongoing research of every medicinal plant mentioned here makes this book more reader friendly and advanced. Latest accepted and valid botanical names in accordance with ICBN have been adopted for the medicinal plants to sustain correct identity. The book contains more than 2200 traditional herbal practices as per the different disorders, methodology of drug preparation and procedure of intake. Easy language, 90 high resolution colour photographs and systematic presentation of medicinal plants with major emphasis given on traditional herbal therapies, usage, and comparative analysis along with data-tables make the study more exhaustive and generate temptation to read it again and again. It is hoped that it will serve as an informative databank for herbal researchers who are engaged in new drug development; a perfect reference material for Ethnobotanists, Herbalists and Pharmacologists; and a guiding tool for a housewife for home remedies. ..more

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Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Medicinal plants are an important health and economic component of the floras in developed as well as developing countries. India occupies the top position in the use of herbal drugs. It also enjoys the unique position of exporting plant drugs and their derivatives because of its huge diverse flora spread over the entire Indian sub-continent. There is great scope of expansion of organised pharmaceutical, phytochemical and herbal durg industry in India. The present book “Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Plants” contains 18 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subjects. This book incorporates articles on—Medicinal plants used by Kanis tribe of Southern-Western Ghats; Folk medicines prevalent among tribals of Bastar, Chhattisgarh; Ecofloristics and Ethnobotany of traditional medicinal plants; Medicinal plants used by tribals of Tamil Nadu; Folk medicinal plants from Manipur. Articles on Ethnobotanical studies on the flora of Alagar Hills, Tamil Nadu; Ethnomedicines used by the Moran of Brahmaputra Valley, Assam; Ethnomedicinal uses of plants of Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere; Ethnomedicinal plants from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam and some rare and less known Ethnomedicinal plants used by tribals of Chhattisgarh provide sufficient information on the subject. Book provide information on Ethnomedicinal uses of certain exotic weeds of Assam; Ethnomedicine for Snakebite; Medicinal plants and conservation and uses of Herbal medicines. Articles on the Ageing and the role of medicinal plants; Nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications of Spirulina in health management; Medicinal plants in cure of Hepatitis and Potential medicinal uses of Withania somnifera have added to the value of the book. Present book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more

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Indian Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Plants have been used by man from prehistoric times for relieving suffering and curing ailments. The folk medicines of almost all the countries of the world abound in medicinal plants and tribal people wherever they exist, rely chiefly on herbal medicine. Presently, Indian system of medicine uses over 1100 medicinal plants and most of them are collected from the wild regularly, of which over five dozen species are said to be in great demand. The present book “Indian Medicinal Plants” contains 19 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subject. This book contain articles on Plants with aphrosidiac potentials; Anti-ageing plants; Plants in AIDS management; Plants used in the cure of diabetes; Plant folk medicines practised for the treatment of diabetes and Medicinal plants possessing anti-venom activity. Review articles on medicinal plants viz. Ervatamia heyneama, Withania coagulans and Methi provide detailed information on these plants. Other section includes chapters on Medicinal trees of Tripura; Herbal medicines in cure of prevalent diseases in tribal pockets of M.P.; Medicinal plants of Vindyan region of M.P., Exotic Medicinal Plants of Junagadh, Gujarat; Herbal plants of Satpura plateau of M.P. Other articles included on Potential herbs against vaginal infection; and Folklore treatment of leucorrhoea. Articles on Role of Nutraceuticals in health care system and the Prophylactic effects of the Nutraceuticals present in pomegranate have added to the value of the book. This book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more

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Herbal Cures: Traditional Approach
D. A. Patil
Recent explosion of interest in traditional medicines has been driven by the accelerated loss of indigenous plantlore, consideration of indigenous plantlore as national heritage, natural products research, new drugs derived from plants and becoming of western medicine more open to alternative approaches to healing. This interest has become episodic in nature and therefore needs many fora or platforms to disseminate the products of research in this regime. The present book is hoped to serve the same purpose. This book contains 22 articles on different aspects of the subject reflecting views and thoughts of experts. It incorporates articles on traditional plant uses in family welfare, wound care, diabetes and skin afflictions, ethnobotanical or ethnomedicinal plants from West Rarrh (West Bengal), North Gujarat, Jharkhand and Western Orissa, ethnotherapeutic leads from tribals of Orissa, ethnomedicinal leads from modern drug development programmes, parasitic angiosperms from mythology to medicine, graphic review of ethnobotany in Chhatisgarh and veterinary medicines of Gond tribals (M.P.). It also covers topics on development and standardization of herbal medicine, methods of tribal drug purification, ethnomedicinal uses of Neem and traditional knowledge with particular emphasis on ethnomedicine/ traditional medicine. Articles on recent approaches in phytochemical and biological importance of Calendula officinalis, in vitro anthelmintic activity of Bauhinia species, in vitro regeneration, phytochemical screening, antibacterial activity and hypoglycemic effects of Ocimum sanctum are included. This book unfolds rich Indian traditional heritage and focuses on modern drug development in India. This book will be useful not only as reference book but will also cater to the immediate needs of students, teachers, research workers, herbal healers, pharmaceutical industries, botanists and ethnobotanists. ..more

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The Complete Herbal and English Physician Enlarged
B. Culpeper
In this unique and rare work, the author explains the influence of Stars upon Herbs and the Body of Man and how one part of the Creation is subservient to another and all for the use of Man. For every herb, the learned author has given complete description,place, time and the influence of stars on it as well as its virtues and usage. In the chapter on Judgement of Diseases, the author has provided guidelines to find what planet causes disease and what planet cures it by sympathy and Antisympathy. The disease may be opposed by Herbs of the planet, opposite to the planet that cause them. For easy reference,the herbs have been described alphabetically. Directions have also been given for making syrups and conserves, oils and ointments, plasters and poultices and troches and pills. Not being content with herbs,the author painstakingly describes the virtues of living creatures, parts of living creatures and excrements, creatures belonging to sea and the metals, minerals and stones. In the end, the author has provided a key to Gallen's method of physic by explaining the temperature, appropriation and properties of medicines. ..more

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New Dimension in Extension Education
Rakesh R.KawaleMahendra S.BhairamkarJagdish R.KadamPramod A.Sawant

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Extension Teaching Methods for Farm Women
Pandit B. KhardeSubhash B. Shinde
Based on 2012 data, India is home to the fourth largest agricultural sector in the world. India has an estimated 180 mill. ha. of farmland with 140 mill. ha. of which are planted and continuously cultivated. Women have a greater role in agriculture. In rural India, the percentage of women who depend on agriculture for their livelihood is as high as 84%. Women make up about 33% of cultivators and about 47% of agricultural laborers. Agriculture technologies are abundantly available. But the major challenge is the dissemination of technologies through effective extension teaching methods. Extension is an educational process for bringing about the maximum number of desirable changes among the people and needs some tools or methods commonly known as extension teaching methods. A proper understanding of these methods and their selection is very important. The book emphasizes on all these aspects. The book is written in a simple language which can be understood by all the stakeholders engaged in agriculture sector. The findings are based on research work and it will be useful for selecting a proper combination of extension methods especially for transfer of technology for farm women. These are the methods of extending new knowledge and skills to the farm women by drawing their attention towards them, arousing their interest and finally gain and retention of a new practice. The book has the following contents: Extension Teaching Methods-Importance and their Selection, earlier researches, design and approach, observations, conclusions and recommendations. It deals with the selection of message, extension methods and their preparation, experimental design, statistical tools etc. This book will be of immense utility to the students, researchers, extension personnel, policy makers and all those engaged for betterment of farm women and agriculture as a whole.  ..more

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