The book describes more than 1346 medicinal plants found in the world and includes vernacular names, description, distribution, part use, utilization, active principles, agronomic practices and 870 colour photographs. Separate chapters on organic farming, bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides used for sustainable cultivation of medicinal plants, tips for medicinal plants cultivation and multi-tier 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.
Table of Contents..
SECTION I: MEDICINAL PLANTS: AN OVERVIEW
1.Medicinal Plants: An Overview
2.History of Medicinal Plants: A World Scenario
3.Medicinal Plants and Human System
4.Classification, Identification and Naming of Medicinal Plants
5.Cultivation of Medicinal Plants: An Eco-Friendly Approach
6.Diseases of Medicinal Plants
7.Pests and Pest Management in Medicinal Plants
8.Harvest Technology and Value Addition of Medicinal Plants
9.Conservation Strategies of Medicinal Plants
10.Economic Aspects of Medicinal Plants
SECTION II: MEDICINAL PLANTS - A TO Z.
SECTION III: MEDICINAL PLANTS - COLOUR ATLAS
SECTION IV: MEDICINAL PLANTS - RESOURCES. INDEX
Common Names of Medicinal Plants in Different Languages (For Section II)