The primary objective of this book is to provide history and scientific footage to medicinal plants. Plants have been used as medicine from prehistoric days. Even today, according to World Health Organization approximately 25% of the modern medicines used in the United States are derived from plants.
Concepts of Medicinal Botany covers a wide range of medicinal knowledge of plants — from Ayurveda to different systems of medicine like Siddha and Unani. This book covers use of herbal medicines, conservation of medicinal plants, propagation, nursery management, ethnobotany and many more. It also gives detailed information about the plant parts used as medicines and their key phytochemicals.
This book will be indispensable for graduate students as well as for those preparing for UPSC and PCS exams (Mains). Researchers working in the field of Medicinal Botany may find this book as an important stepping stone. This book covers newly added skill based CBCS syllabus at graduate level. Based on practical approaches, the book has been written in easy to grasp manner that will prove to be one stop shop for various needs.
1. Plant as Medicine
5. Conservation of medicinal plants:
6. Different Approaches to Conservation
7. Propagation of Medicinal Plants
8. Drug development stages
9. Application of plant products
10. Institutions, Quality Control and Regulations
Anamika Singh :- is currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. She has masters degree in Botany from University of Allahabad and she has also completed, P.hD in Bioinformatics from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) in years 2012. During her studies she was awarded by National fellowship. Her area of research interest is Genetic Engineering, Molecular biology, Bioinformatics, Biological Databases, Phylogeny, Molecular modeling, Proteomics, Genomics, Drug Designing, Computer based Drug designing, Computational Biology, Sequence Analysis, Evolutionary Computing etc. She has published many research papers, book chapters in reputed journals and publishers.Mani Singh :- has excellent teaching and research experience of environmental and medicinal botany. She has done masters in Botany and Ph.D in Environmental Biology. Before working at Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), New Delhi, she taught at School of Environment Science, APSU at graduate and post graduate levels and also at a college of Delhi University. She is an active environmentalist and has diverse institutional exposures, and research interests including plant conservation, biostatistics, plant systematics, plant breeding, ecotoxicology, and phytoremediation. She has several scientific and popular publications to her credit. She is member of Indian Botanical Society, Lucknow and the editorial member of The Environment, an international journal of environmental sciences.