Healing Herbs for Child Health Care

by Sood, S. K. & Chauhan, Indu & Thakur, Rakesh

ISBN: 9789351307921
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 15995.00
Biblio : ix+495 p., figs., col.plts., appendix, 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. S.K. Sood is Professor and Dean Life Sciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He obtained his M.Sc. (1974) and M.Phil. (1976) from Himachal Pradesh University and Ph.D. (1981) from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, specializing in Plant Systematics and Embryology. For his post-doctoral, he underwent specialized training in Ethnobotany. He has had a brilliant academic career (triple gold medalist) followed by over 30 years of teaching and conducting research in Botany at postgraduate as well as research levels. His current major interests are in the theory and practice of systematics, flora of North-West Himalaya, ethnic tribes and conservation research. <BR> Indu Chauhan is a postgraduate from Himachal Pradesh University. At present she is pursuing her doctoral work in the department. <BR> Rakesh Thakur is a UGC-SAP fellow registered for his doctoral degree in the department. His current major interests involve floristics, ethnobotany and management of biodiversity.

About The Book

This treatise, the most comprehensive publication and only of its kind available, is timely and presents a kaleidoscopic picture of our 800 promising plant species belonging to 568 genera under 163 families for management of overall child health care in the country; covering details of Nomenclature, English, Hindi and Sanskrit names, Distribution, Reproductive cycle, Part/s used, Folk uses and the original source of information. Presented in a jargon-free style, the textural matter has been well illustrated with 8 figures, 4 tables, 8 appendices and 60 photographs which are an added attraction. The information contained would be an invaluable asset for the students, researchers, teachers and scientists in traditional Universities, economic botany, ethnobotany, phytomedicine, pharmacology, plant genetic resources, policy planners, health workers and medicinal industry in general to evolve safer and cheap substitutes for mitigating children ailments in world. No institutional and personal library should be without it.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations v <BR> Preface vii <BR> Introduction 1–4 <BR> Indigenous People and Plant-Based Medicaments 1–2 <BR> Current Status of Phytomedicines Used for Child Health Care 2–3 <BR> Enumeration 3–4 <BR> Healing Herbs for Child Health Care 5–329 <BR> Epilogue 330–340 <BR> Literature Cited 341–368 <BR> Appendices <BR> Appendix I: Index to Families, Genera and Species 371–375 <BR> Appendix II: Index to Families of Plants 376–383 <BR> Appendix III: Index to Plant Part/s Used 384–394 <BR> Appendix IV: Index to Ailments and Botanicals Employed 395–414 <BR> Appendix V: Index to Botanical Names 415–427 <BR> Appendix VI: Index to English Names 428–454 <BR> Appendix VII: Index to Hindi Names 455–473 <BR> Appendix VIII: Index to Sanskrit Names 474–495