A Handbook of Medicinal Plants (A Complete Source Book), is the first book of its kind.
The book describes more than 1346 medicinal plants found in the world. The book includes vernacular names, description, distribution, part use, utilization, active principles, agronomic practices and colour plates (about 870 photographs). Separate chapters on organic farming, biofertilizers and biopesticides uses for sustainable cultivation of medicinal plants tips for medicinal plants cultivation and meltitire agriculture systems of medicinal plants have been presented.
The book also includes complete addresses (including E-mail addresses) of research institutes and agencies, NGOs, importers and
exporters, traders and commission agents, growers, seeds and planting materials suppliers, medicinal gardens, books, analytical testing facilities, market news services, important web sites of the world.Glossary of various terms used and common names of medicinal plants in different languages have been appended.
About the Authors:
Dr. A. K. Sharma is A Senior Reader in the Department of Geology at Kumaun University, Nainital.
Dr. S.S. Purohit (b. July, 1948) obtained M.Sc. (Gold Medal) and Ph.D. in Botany from Udaipur University, Udaipur. He was guest scientist in various foreign universities. He has 30 years of teaching experience of UG and PG students specially Plant Physiology and Biotechnology. He has guided 12 M. Phil and 5 Ph.D. students. He is a well known author of 30 nooks of national and international repute. He has edited an International series entitled: Hormonal Regulation of Plant Growth and Development in Six Volumes and two Volumes have been reprinted by W. Junk Publishers, Holland. Presently he is the Managing Director of Agrobios (India) and Chief Editor Agrobios News Letter.
Mr. N.D. Prajapati is a person, who is dedicated to medicinal plants. He is basically a farmer and cultivating various types of medicinal plants in different parts of Rajasthan and neighboring states. Total area under cultivation is approximate 10,000 acres and 50,000 acres with the collaboration of other farmers. Mr Prajapati is not only cultivating medicinal plants but also motivating other farmers for cultivation of medicinal plants. He also developed the agro technologies of various medicinal plants. He delivered the lecturers in different training institutes all over the country. Mr. Prajapati is well known author in medicinal plants sector. "A Handbook of Medicinal Plants" is one of the most popular book written by him. He is a founder member of National Medicinal Plants Board, AYUSH, (Govt. of India) New Delhi. He is a founder trustee of "Asian Medicinal Plants and Health Care Trust".