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Agro Techniques of Medicinal Plants
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Ravindra Sharma
xi+264p., 8 col. plts., figs., tabls., gloss.,bib.,ind., 25 cm
First Published, 2013
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Weight :  704 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  18 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9788170353461
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 1995.00  

Medicines are the second most essential requisite after food for mankind. For medicines, medicinal plants are the important sources of raw drugs. Therefore, the demand on plant based therapeutics has increased many fold in both developing and developed countries due to the growing recognition that they are natural products, being non-narcotic, having no side effects, easily available at affordable prices. Due to hug demand of plant-based crude drugs throughout the world, today urgent need to domesticate or cultivate the medicinal plants in large scale to fulfill the unexpected demand. But due to lack of systematic information on cultivation of medicinal crops at one place, growers are not ready to adopt such practices in their agrosystem. Changing herbal market scenario rapidly and expanding local and global market and immense export potential to Europe, America and other Western Countries has opened up a new prospective field for Indian agriculture. To fully make use of this emerging demands world wide appropriate knowledge regarding their value addition, processing, market potential (export/import) of crude drugs, adulterants and substitutions and crude drugs and standardization and quality control is of utmost important. This unique book ventures to probe into this very important area covering almost the entire gamut of the burning issues relating to medicinal plants. The export of crude (herbal) drugs is gaining strength due to its inherent advantage coupled with the proliberalization. This invaluable book consisting of 11 chapters contributed every aspects related to the cultivation of medicinal plants viz. Nursery technology, Biofertilizers and biological pest control, Organic farming, Agro technique (40 commercial important medicinal plants), Harvesting technology and value addiction, Adulterants and substitutions, Market potential (export/import), Standardization and quality control, Legistration and policy, Sustainable conservation and development strategies. This book is a ready manual and information database for policy makers, administrators, academia, exporters, extension workers, manufacturers, growers and general readers interested in medicinal plants.

Contents Important Tips for Cultivation of Medicinal Plants
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Nursery Technology
Nursery management tips
Chapter 3: Biofertilizer
Manures, Biofetilizers, Biopesticides, Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Chapter 4: Organic Farming: An Approach for Sustainable Herbi-culture
Concept of organic farming, Needs of organic farming, Economic and market status, Organic market, Constraints and opportunities, Suggestion, Indian needs
Chapter 5: Agro-Techniques of Medicinal Plants
Chapter 6: Harvesting Technology and Value Addition of Medicinal Plants
Collection, Harvesting, Drying, Garbling (Dressing), Packing, Storage, Value-addition or Processing, Preservation, Active Constituents
Chapter 7: Adulteration and Substitution of Crude (Herbal) Drugs
Chapter 8: Market Potential (Export/Import) of Crude Drugs
Chapter 9: Standardization and Quality Control of Medicinal Plants
Botanical identity and pharmacognostical examination of raw materials, Protection of therapeutic potentials of the raw materials
Chapter 10: Legislation and Policy of Medicinal Plants
National Medicinal Plants Boards, Goals of national policy, Future action plan
Chapter 11: Sustainable Conservation and Developmental Strategies for Medicinal Plants
Conservation of biological/genetic diversity, Cultivation or domestication, Involvement of primary stakeholders, Model for cultivation of medicinal plants, Sustainable harvesting, Community based enterprises, Research, Training, Documentation and dissemination of information (computerised databse), Procdures/steps to boost trade in medicinal plants
List of Endangered Medicinal Plants
Glossary of Technical Medical Terms.

Dr. Ravindra Sharma (born January 21, 1970) is presently President & Managing Director, GREEN FOUNDATION (For health care, social equity & biodiversity conservation), a reputed Non-Government Organisation (NGO), Dehradun. He has been actively associated in research and development (R&D) in the field of cultivation & domestication of medicinal herbs, Green Health Mission, ethnobotany and conservation biology. He has contributed more than 35 research papers, general articles in national and international journals of repute. He is the author of 3 popular books viz. Medicinal Plants of India: An Encyclopaedia ; Dictionary of Ayurveda; Aushdhiya evam sugandhiya Paudhuon ki Krishi Takniki” (won second prize under ‘Rajbhasa Puruskar Yojana (2002) sponsored by Defense Research & Development Organisation, Ministry of Defense, Government of India, New Delhi). He is the member of several societies concerned with botanical or environmental research and development . he has extensively traveled to the remote areas of Himalaya and has been devoted to record the traditional heritage knowledge of the folk people, beside his concern in the biodiversity and sustainable use of plant resources in the North-West Himalaya.

   

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