Indian Medicinal Plants: Uses and Propagation Aspects

Rao, Srinath, Ramakrishna, Akula

  • 出版商: CRC
  • 出版日期: 2020-10-27
  • 售價: $7,640
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 328
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 0367432145
  • ISBN-13: 9780367432140
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The demand for medicinal plants is increasing, and this leads to unscrupulous collection from the wild and adulteration of supplies. Providing high-quality planting material for sustainable use and thereby saving the genetic diversity of plants in the wild is important. In this regard, the methods of propagation of some important medicinal plants are provided along with the traditional methods of propagation. Indian Medicinal Plants: Uses and Propagation Aspects offers a unique compendium of more than 270 medicinal plant species from India with detailed taxonomic classifications based on the Bentham and Hooker system of classification.

Salient Features:

  • Provides traditional methods of propagation and discusses the propagation of medicinal plants
  • Presents plant properties, plant parts and chemical constituents
  • Describes the medicinal uses of more than 270 medicinal plant species from India

This book is of special interest to practitioners of alternative medicine, students of Ayurveda, researchers and industrialists associated with medical botany, pharmacologists, sociologists and medical herbalists.


Prof. Srinath Rao is retired professor from Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Kalburgi, Karnataka, India. He is having 34 years of teaching Post graduate students of Botany and Biotechnology in the field of in vitro propagation of medicinal plants and in vitro enhancement of secondary metabolites. He has successfully guided 25 M.Phil and 27 Ph.D students. He has made significant contributions on in vitro propagation and enhancement of secondary metabolites in some important medicinal plants. He has presented papers in several international conferences held in USA, UK, Germany, France and Sri Lanka. Apart from this, he has given 50 invited lectures in national conferences and International conferences. He published more than 100 research papers in national and International Journals. He has completed 7 major research projects funded by UGC, CSIR and DST.

Dr. Ramakrishna Akula is currently a scientist at Bayer Crop Science, Bangalore, India. Dr. Ramakrishna holds a master's degree from Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Mysore, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru. He is a Senior Research Fellow of CSIR, New Delhi. He is involved in various research fields such as Plant Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Plant secondary metabolites, Food Science and Technology and Vegetable quality analytics. He has published several research papers in the leading international journals, published books, reviews and book chapters. He is also serving as editorial board member, and reviewer for reputed international journals. Presented over 20 research papers in symposia in India and abroad, as well as few invited lectures in India. He attended the Fifth International Symposium on Plant Neurobiology held in 2009 in Florence, Italy. He also attended the Technical Community of Monsanto (TCM) held in 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the Indian science congress association and society for biotechnologists (India). He is a fellow of the Society for Applied Biotechnology, India (2012), and recipient of Global Vegetable Research Excellence Award (2017), Global technology recognition, Rapid Recognition Award, and Special recognition from the Monsanto company