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A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture
 
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Author : Usha R Palaniswamy
Subject / Year : Biology / 2006
Publisher : Overseas Press India Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 13- 9788188689521, 10-8188689521
Price : INR 795.00
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The details provided for each plant species are based on research by the author at the Asian American Studies Institute, and include extensive scientific references from current botanical and pharmaceutical literature.
A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture explores the way in which these plants have been used for many hundreds (and, in some cases, thousands of years) by Indian, Chinese and other cultures. The book also details the specific phytochemcials that may be responsible for the observed medicinal activities.
Plants covered include Acalypha, Agar wood, Agathi, Amaltas, Amaranthus, Amla, Areca nut, Arjun tree, Asafoetida, Ashwagandha, Asoka tree, Astragalus, Bakula, Banana, Banyan, Bel, Belladona, Benzoin, Betal leaf, Betal nut, Bitter Melon, Black Pepper, Brahmi, Bread fruit, Camphor, Cardamom, Castor, Ceylon Spinach, Champa, Chebulic myrobalan, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coffee, Coriander, Crape myrtle, Curry leaf, Dandelion, Dill, Drumstick, Eclipta, Eucalyptus, Elephant yam, Fennel, Fenugreek, Fig, Flame of the forest Garlic, Ginger, Ginko, Ginseng, Gotu kola, Gymnema, Hawthorn, Henna, Hibiscus, Indian Madder, Indian Snakeroot, Ivy gourd, Jack fruit, Jasmine, Jujube, Kadamba Tree, Kava kava, King of bitters, Lemon Grass, Licorice, Lotus, Mudakkathan, Mango, Marjoram, MilkVetch, Milk weed, Mustard, Neem, Nerium, Nutmeg, Okra, Onion, Palmyra, Papaya, Parijad, Patchouli, Periwinkle, Phyllanthus, Pill-bearing spurge, Pomegranate, Poppy, Purslane, Radish, Rice, Ridge gourd, Rudhraksha, Sacred Fig, Saffron, Sandalwood, Sesame, Snake gourd, Star Anise, Sweet Basil, Tamarind, Taro, Tea, Thoothuvalai, Thorn Apple, Turmeric, Ustram bead, Valerian, Vasa, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
Details for each plant include:- Introduction , Cultivation and Traditional Uses, Botany, Current Use and Health Value, References .
 
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