Medicinal Plants : Cultivation and Uses
by R. N. Nakar, H. L. Dhaduk
English | 2017 | ISBN: 9351247651 | 663 Pages | PDF (conv) | 14 MB
The book entitled “Cultivation and Uses of Medicinal Plants” is an effort to provide systematic description of 175 medicinal plants of India. Description is given in very simple language that even a farmer can also understand cultivation practices and important points to be undertaken during their farming. There is increased demand of Amla, Harde, Baheda, Ashwagandha, Vinca and other medicinal plants by pharmacy companies but sources are very few. Major reason behind this factor is that farmers are not aware about medicinal plant farming and their useful properties. However, many national research institutes such as National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (DMAP) along with Agricultural Universities and traditional universities are working on the same aspect. But still in comparison with Allopathic medicines, traditional medicine is still not as successful; although literature showed their significance since ancient times of Vedas. Systematic literature regarding utility and cultivation of medicinal plants is not easily available. This book will be highly useful for researchers and students of botany, horticulture, pharmacy, ayurveda and agriculture.