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Pharma Forestry Field Guide to Medicinal Plants provides information on all related aspects of medicinal plants. Distribution, Identification, Medicinal uses, Cultivation, Marketing, and Legal aspects have been discussed in the book for the benefits of all concerned. The book is written in a simple language and lucid style. Forests are getting degraded for the want of protection and heavy biotic pressure day by day and hence possibility of an ecological disaster cannot be ruled out considering the role of forests in maintaining the life-support system of the earth. Forests are also the storehouse of medicines and hence its degradation will affect the availability of the medicinal plants. Unavailability of medicinal plants may endanger the health of millions of people who rely on them for their health. Ayurveda, the oldest plant-based health system, is fully dependent on forests. Besides its considerable role in the maintenance of health of the people in remote areas, the cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants provides a way for involving local people in forest protection and thereby raise their income and socio-economic status. The rural people are involved even in the Joint Forest Management.The book aims at spreading the message that a tree saved is better than a tree planted. The book is well illustrated with about 200 coloured photographs of medicinal plants which are worth million words as they help in their identification. In addition, the detailed information on the cultivation of about 26 commercially important medicinal plants, notes on cultivation of some other important medicinal plants, and legal and market dynamics provided in the book will generate awareness among all the concerned. Glossary of the medical and botanical terms will help in its easy understanding. The model estimate of cultivation of the medicinal plants will help the farmer entrepreneur to take up the medicinal plants cultivation. The book will help in making the country greener and countrymen prosperous and healthier. It will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for vaidyas, pharmacists, researchers and students in the field of Pharma Forestry.

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1. Introduction Medicine; Traditional Knowledge; Forest; Rainfall and Average Temperature; World Population; Tribal; Medicinal Plants; Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturers Association (ADMA); Bio-diversity of the Country; Pharmaceutical and Phyto-pharmaceuticals; International Trade; National and International Legislation; Joint Forest Management (JFM); Medicinal Plants Board; Pharma Forestry. 2. Pharma Forestry Pharma Forestry; Ethno Medicines; Bio-diversity; Medicinal Plants; Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP); Depletion of Our Forest; Traditional Forest Management; Medicinal Plants Based Forest Management; Storage, Trading and Marketing; Collection of Medicinal Plants from Wild; Cultivation of Medicinal Plants; Tragedy of the Common; National Forestry Action Plan; Cost-Benefits Ratio; Medicinal Plant Conservation Area; Sacred Grooves; Cultural and Bio-diversity. 3. Legislation Dunkel Draft and Intellectual Property Rights; International Trade in Wildlife; Provisions of CITES; Wildlife Protection Act, 1972; Indian Forest Act, 1927; Ministry of Environment and Forest, New Delhi; Export and Import of Medicinal Plants; Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940. 4. Market Marketing; Indian Share in Herbal Drug Market; Three Stakeholders; Community Right to Live; Participatory Market Information System (MIS); Botanicals Traded in Market; Export of the Crude Drug; Potential of Domestic Market; Annual Consumption of Medicinal Plants; Yearly Requirements of the Tree Species; Therapeutic Indices. 5. Propagation and Cultivation Indian System of Medicines (ISM) viz. Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha and also Homeopath; Department of ISMH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India; Medicinal Plants Cultivated; Returns From Cultivation; Indian Farmers; Cultivation; Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Task force. Selected Medicinal Plants and their propagation/cultivation, agro-climatic requirements, transplanting, aftercare and economics 1. Agnimath (Premna serratifolia, L.) 2. Anantmool (Hemidesmus indicus, [L.] Br.) 3. Aonla (Phyllanthus emblica, L.) 4. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, [L.] Dunal.) 5. Bael (Aegle marmelos, [L.] Corr.) 6. Bekhund (Acorus calamus, L.) 7. Brahami (Bacopa monnieri, [L.] Penn.) 8. Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica, L.) 9. Guggal (Commiphora wightii, [Arn.] Bhan.) 10. Gulvel (Tinospora cordifolia, [L.] Merr.) 11. Isabgol (Plantago ovata, Forsk.) 12. Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata, Burm.f. Wall.) 13. Kavach (Mucuna pruriens, [L.] DC.) 14. Kokum (Garcinia indica, Choisy.) 15. Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra, L.) 16. Long pepper (Piper longum, L.) 17. Madhunashini (Gymnema sylvestre, [Retz.] R. Br.) 18. Safed musali (Chlorophytum tuberosum, [Bak.]) 19. Salwan (Desmodium gangeticum, [L.] DC.) 20. Sarpagandha (Rauvolfia serpentina, [L.] Benth. Ex. Kurz.) 21. Satavari (Asparagus racemosus, Willd.) 22. Senna (Cassia angustifolia, Vahl.) 23. Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis, Choisy.) 24. Sita ashok (Saraca asoca, [Roxb.] De. Wilde.) 25. Vavding (Embelia ribes, Burm.f.) Prapagation notes on certain additional species of medicinal plants 1. Adulsa (Adhatoda vasica, Nees.) 2. Akkalkara (Spilanthes calva, DC.) 3. Arjun (Terminalia arjuna, [Roxb.] Wight & Arn.) 4. Brahmi/pennywort (Centella asiatica, [L.] Urban) 5. Kapur Kachora (Kaempferia galanga, L.) 6. Fever nut (Caesalpinia bonducella, [L.] Roxb.) 7. Gavati Chaha (Cymbopogon citratus, Stapf.) 8. Indian Liquorice (Abrus precatorius, L.) 9. Jaiphal/Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans, L.) 10. Karanj/Indian beech (Pongamia pinnata, [L.] Pier.) 11. Kartule (Momordica dioica, Roxb. ex. Willd.) 12. Kavat/Elephant apple (Feronia elephantum, Corr.) 13. Khadki rasna/Indian pecacuanha (Tylophora indica, [Burm.f.] Merr.) 14. Kost/Pingas (Costus speciosus, [Koenig] Sm.) 15. Kuda/The Conessi bark tree (Holarrhena antidysenterica, Wall.) 16. Musrudsheng/Janakphal (Helicteres isora, L.) 17. Padal (Stereospermum chelonoides, [L.f.] DC.) 18. Phalsa (Grewia tiliafolia, Vohl.) 19. Rakta chandan/Indian Kino Tree (Pterocarpus marsupium, Roxb.) 20. Shevga/Drumstick (Moringa oleifera, Lam.) 21. Shikakai/The Soap Pod Tree (Acacia concinna, DC.) 22. Sultan Chaffa/Alexandrian Laurel (Calophyllum inophyllum, L.) 23. Turbith root (Operculina turpethum, [L.] Silva Manso.) 6. Selected Medicinal Plants 98 1. Acanthaceae 1.a. Adhatoda vasica, Nees. 1.b. Andrographis paniculata, (Burm. f.) Wall. 1.c. Barleria cristata, L. 1.d. Hygrophila auriculata, (Schum.) Heine. 1.e. Neuracanthus sphaerostachys, (Nees.) Dalz. 1.f. Rhinacanthus nasuta, L. (Kurz.) 1.g. Thunbergia fragrans, Roxb. 2. Amaranthaceae 2.a. Achyranthes aspera, L. 3. Anacardiaceae 3.a. Anacardium occidentale, L. 3.b. Lannea coromandelica, (Houtt.) Merr. 3.c. Semecarpus anacardium, L. f. 4. Annonaceae 4.a. Annona squamosa, L. 5. Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) 5.a. Centella asiatica, (L.) Urban. 6. Apocynaceae 6.a. Alstonia scholaris, L. Br. 6.b. Catharanthus roseus, L. Don. 6.c. Holarrhena antidysenterica, (L.) Wall. 6.d. Plumeria acuminata, Ait. 6.e. Rauvolfia serpentina, (L.) Benth. Ex. Kurz. 6.f. Wrightia tinctoria, Br. 7. Araceae 7.a. Acorus calamus, L. 7.b. Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, (Dennst.) Nicol. 8. Arecaceae 8.a. Areca catechu, L. 9. Asclepiadaceae 9.a. Calotropis gigantea, (L.) Br. 9.b. Gymnema sylvestre, (Retz.) R. Br. 9.c. Hemidesmus indicus. (L.) Br. 9.d. Holostemma ada-kodien, Schult. 9.e. Tylophora indica, (Burm. f.) Merr. 10. Asteraceae (Compositae) 10.a. Anacyclus pyrethrum, DC. 10.b. Centratherum anthelminticum, Kuntz. 10.c. Cyathocline purpurea (Don.) Kuntze. 10.d. Eclipta alba, (L.) Hassk. 10.e. Sphaeranthus indicus, L. 10.f. Spilanthes calva, DC. 10.g. Tridax procumbens, L. 10.h. Vernonia cinerea, Less. 11. Barringtoniaceae 11.a. Barringtonia acutangula, (L.) Gaertn. 11.b Careya arborea, Roxb. 12. Bignoniaceae 12.a. Dolichandrone falcata, Seem. 12.b. Oroxylum indicum, (L.) Vent. 12.c. Radermachera xylocarpa, (Roxb.) K. Schum 12.d. Stereospermum chelonoides, (auct.) A. DC. 12.e. Tecomella undulata, (Sm.) Seem. 13. Bixaceae 13.a. Bixa orellana, L. 14. Bombacaceae 14.a. Bombax ceiba, L. 15. Boraginaceae 15.a. Trichodesma indicum, (L.) Br. 16. Bromeliaceae 16.a. Ananas cosmosus, (L.) Merr. 17. Burseraceae 17.a. Commiphora wightii, (Arn.) Bhandari. 17.b. Garuga pinnata, Roxb. 18. Caesalpiniaceae 18.a. Bauhinia variegata, L. 18.b. Caesalpinia bonducella, (L.) Roxb. 18.c. Caesalpinia sepiaria, Roxb. 18.d. Cassia angustifolia, Vahl. 18.e. Cassia fistula, L. 18.f. Saraca asoca, (Roxb.) De. Wilde. 19. Capparidaceae 19.a. Capparis moonii, Wt. 19.b. Capparis zeylanica, L. 19.c. Crataeva magna, (Lour.) DC. 20. Celastraceae 20.a. Cassine glauca, (Rottb.) Ktze. 20.b. Celastrus paniculatus, Willd. 21. Clusiaceae 21.a. Calophyllum inophyllum, L. 21.b. Garcinia indica, Choisy. 22. Combretaceae 22.a. Anogeissus latifolia, Bedd. 22.b. Calycopteris floribunda, Lamk. 22.c. Terminalia arjuna, (Roxb.) Wt & Arn. 22.d. Terminalia bellirica, (Gaertn.) Roxb. 22.e. Terminalia chebula, Retz. 23. Convolvulaceae 23.a. Argyreia nervosa, (Burm. f.) Boj. 23.b. Cuscuta reflexa, Roxb. 23.c. Ipomoea digitata, L. 23.d. Lettsomia setosa, Roxb. 23.e. Operculina turpethum, Silva. Manso. 24. Cordiaceae 24.a. Cordia dichotoma, Forst. f. 25. Costaceae 25.a. Costus speciosus, (Koen.) Sm. 26. Crassulaceae 26.a. Kalanchoe pinnata, (Lamk.) Pers. 27. Cucurbitaceae 27.a. Momordica dioica, Roxb.ex. Willd. 27.b. Mukia maderaspatana, (L.) Cogn. 27.c. Solena amplexicaulis, (Lamk.) Gandhi 27.d. Trichosanthes cucumerina, L. 28. Cyperaceae 28.a. Cyperus rotundus, L. 29. Dilleniaceae 29.a. Dillenia pentagyna, Roxb. 30. Dioscoreaceae 30.a. Dioscorea bulbifera, L. 31. Elaeocarpaceae 31.a. Elaeocarpus sphaericus, (Gaertn.) Schum. 32. Euphorbiaceae 32.a. Baliospermum montanum, Muell. Arg. 32.b. Bridelia retusa, Spreng. 32.c. Croton roxburghii, Balak. 32.d. Drypetes roxburghii, (Wall.) Huru. 32.e. Jatropa curcas, L. 32.f. Mallotus philippensis, Muell. 32.g. Phyllanthus emblica, L. 32.h. Phyllanthus fraternus, Webst. 33. Ebenaceae 33.a. Diospyros melanoxylon, Roxb. 34. Fabaceae 34.a. Abrus precatorius, L. 34.b. Butea monosperma, (Lamk.) Taub. 34.c. Clitoria ternatea, L. 34.d. Desmodium gangeticum, (L.) DC. 34.e. Glycyrrhiza glabra, L. 34.f. Mucuna pruriens, (L.) DC. 34.g. Ougeinia oojeinensis, (Roxb.) Hochr. 34.h. Pongamia pinnata, (L.) Pierre. 34.i. Pterocarpus marsupium, Roxb. 34.j. Pterocarpus santalinus, L.f. 34.k. Sesbania grandiflora, Pers. 34.l. Tephrosea purpurea, Pers. 35. Flindersiaceae 35.a. Chloroxylon swietenia, DC. 36. Hypoxidaceae 36.a. Curculigo orchioides, Gaertn. 37. Lamiaceae 37.a. Coleus aromaticus, Benth. 37.b. Leonotis nepetaefolia, R.Br. 37.c. Leucas plukeneti, (Roth.) Spr. 37.d. Ocimum basilicum, L. 38. Lauraceae 38.a. Cinnamomum tamala, Nees. 38.b. Cinnamomum verum, Presl. 39. Lecythydaceae 39.a. Couroupita quianensis, Abul. 40. Liliaceae 40.a. Aloe barbadensis, Mill. 40.b. Asparagus racemosus, Willd. 40.c. Chlorophytum tuberosum, (Bak.) 40.d. Drimia indica, (Roxb.) Jessop. 40.e. Gloriossa superba, L. 41. Loranthaceae 41.a. Dendrophthoe falcata, (L.f. ) Etting. 42. Lythraceae 42.a. Lagerstroemia parviflora, Roxb. 42.b. Woodfordia fructicosa, (L.) Kurz. 43. Magnoliaceae 43.a. Michelia champaca, L. 44. Malvaceae 44.a. Abelmoschus manihot, (L.) Medic. 44.b. Abutilon indicum, (L.) Sw. 44.c. Hibiscus rosa- sinensis, L. 44.d. Kydia calycina, Roxb. 44.e. Sida cordifolia, L. 44.f. Sida rhombifolia, L. 45. Meliaceae 45.a. Azadirachta indica, Juss. 45.b. Melia azedarach, L. 45.c. Soymida febrifuga, (Roxb.) Juss. 46. Menispermaceae 46.a. Cissampelos pareira, L. 46.b. Cocculus hirsutus, L. 46.c. Tinospora cordifolia, (L.) Merr. 47. Mimosaceae 47.a. Acacia catechu, (L.f.) Willd. 47.b. Acacia concinna, DC. 47.c. Adenanthera pavonina, L. 47.d. Mimosa pudica, L. 48. Moraceae 48.a. Artocarpus heterophyllus, Lamk. 48.b. Ficus hispida, L.f. 49. Moringaceae 49.a. Moringa oleifera, Lam. 50. Myrsinaceae 50.a. Embelia ribes, Burm. f. 50.b. Embelia tsjeriam-cottam (R. & S.) DC. 51. Myristicaceae 51.a. Myristica fragrans, Houtt. 52. Myrtaceae 52.a. Syzygium aromaticum, (L.) Merr. & Perry. 53. Nyctanginaceae 53.a. Boerhaavia diffusa, L. 54. Nymphaeaceae 54.a. Nymphaea nouchali, Burm. f. 55. Oleaceae 55.a. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, L. 56. Orchidaceae 56.a. Vanda tessellata, (Roxb.) Hk. f. ex. Don. 57. Piperaceae 57.a. Piper betle, L. 57.b. Piper longum, L. 57.c. Piper nigrum, L. 58. Pandanaceae 58.a. Pandanus odoratissimus, L. 59. Pedaliaceae 59.a. Pedalium murex, L. 60. Plumbaginaceae 60.a. Plumbago zeylanica, L. 61. Poaceae 61.a. Bambusa arundinacea, Willd. 61.b. Cymbopogon citratus, Stapf. 61.c. Vetiveria zizanioides, L. Nash. 62. Ranunculaceae 62.a. Clematis triloba, Heyne. 63. Rhamnaceae 63.a. Zizyphus nummularia, (Burm. f.) Wt. & Arn. 63.b. Zizyphus rugosa, Lamk. 64. Rhizophoraceae 64.a. Rhizophora mucronata, Lam. 65. Rubiaceae 65.a. Anthocephalus chinensis, (Lamk.) Rich. ex. Walp. 65.b. Catunaregam nutans, DC. 65.c. Gardenia gummifera, L. f. 65.d. Hymenodictyon excelsum, (Roxb.) Wall. 65.e. Morinda pubescens, Sm. 66. Rutaceae 66.a. Aegle marmelos, (L.) Corr. 66.b. Feronia elephantum, Corr. 67. Santalaceae 67.a. Santalum album, L. 68. Sapindaceae 68.a. Schleichera oleosa, (Lour.) Oken. 68.b. Sapindus trifoliatus, L. 69. Sapotaceae 69.a. Madhuca longifolia, (koen.) Mac. Br. 69.b. Manilkara hexandra, (Roxb.). 69.c. Mimusops elengi, (Roxb.) 70. Scrophulariaceae 70.a. Bacopa monnieri, (L.) Penn. 71. Simaroubaceae 71.a. Ailanthus excelsa, Roxb. 72. Solanaceae 72.a. Datura metal, L. 72.b Solanum ferox, L. 72.c. Solanum nigrum, L. 72.d. Solanum surattense, Burm. f. 72.e. Withania somnifera, (L.) Dunal. 73. Sterculiaceae 73.a. Helicteres isora, L. 73.b. Pterospermum canescens, Roxb. 73.c. Sterculia urens, Roxb. 74. Taccaceae 74.a. Tacca leontopetaloides, (L.) Ktze. 75. Tiliaceae 75.a. Grewia tiliaefolia, Vahl. 76. Valerianaceae 76.a. Valeriana wallichii, DC. 77. Verbenaceae 77.a. Clerodendrum multiflorum, Baker. 77.b. Gmelina arborea, Roxb. 77.c. Premna serratifolia, L. 77.d. Vitex negundo, L. 78. Vitaceae 78.a. Ampelocissus latifolia, (Vahl) Planch. 78.b. Cissus quadrangularis, L. 79. Zingiberaceae 79.a. Alpina galanga, Willd. 79.b. Curcuma pseudomontana, Grah. 79.c. Curcuma zedoaria, Rosc. 79.d. Elettaria cardamomum, Maton. Glossary (Selected Medical and Botanical Terms) Common and Latin Name of Selected Medicinal Plants Selected References Model Estimate for Cultivation Species and Family Index Photo Profile

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