An increasing demand for everything relating to the vegetable production of India has of late years been the means of elicting from various quarters much useful information, tending to a more extensive acquaintance with, as well as improvement, of the natural resources of the country. The idea that a collection of ascertained facts regarding the uses of Indian Plants is still a desideratum, led to the compilation of the following pages.
A vast quantity of miscellaneous matter is scattered throughout the pages of Rheede, Ainsile, Roxburgh, Wallich, Wight, Royle, and others who have written, on the subject of Indian botany; and it frequently occurred to me, that were an attempt made to collect in a single volume the various notices on the chief uses of plants as recorded in their works, it would form a some-what useful and desirable handbook to a knowledge of our botanical resources.
The short description, which it is hoped are sufficient, is taken from the best authorities. In this book the author also given a nomenclature of the native names of the plants described.
Table of Contents:
- Preface to First edition
- Preface to second edition
- List of Abbreviation
- Plants Described
- Table of Exports an Their Value
- Index of Hindostanee and Bengalee Synonyms
- Index of Tamil Synonyms
- Index of Teloogoo Synonyms
- Index of Malayalam Synonyms
- General Index