The demand for Wealth of India volumes is persistently growing from its users, and hence a Second Supplement Series to the Wealth of India-Raw Materials is being launched. The series shall contain supplementary information for the period 1982-86 and 1995-96 (wherever available) for all A to Z plant entries and does not differ substantially in overall presentation and arrangement from the parent series.
The volumes of this series have significant potential in the light of the present global trend to take U-turn to nature and go herbal and look for alternate plant-based systems of medicine. The present volume covers articles extensively on plants and plant products falling within the alphabet A to F for a 7-year update period from 1982-86 and 1995-96. It includes 447 plant genera and 978 species. Six new genera: Aeluropus, Acrocephalus, Catalpa, Cremastra, Cremanthodium and Cuphea and 96 new species carved for the first time are new to Wealth of India-Raw Materials Series.
The major ones being Allium, Anacardium, Brassica, Elaeis, and Euphorbia feature in great detail. Besides, many those have great potential uses in the future.