A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture

Usha R Palaniswamy 
CPL Press  2003  

Softcover  208pp  ISBN 1872691722      £20.00

CD-ROM  100 illustrations  ISBN 1872691730      £15.00

Book & CD  208pp  ISBN 1872691722(B/CD)      £30.00

The CD-ROM is designed to run on a Windows PC capable of running Internet Explorer 6 (or a compatible web browser) and Flash Player 6, which is included free on the disc

From Agar Wood to Ylang-Ylang, this publication provides a wealth of up-to-date information about the uses, history, botany and pharmaceutical properties of more than 100 Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture.

The details provided for each plant species are based on research by the author at the Asian American Studies Institute, and include extensive scientific references from current botanical and pharmaceutical literature.

A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture explores the way in which these plants have been used for many hundreds (and, in some cases, thousands of years) by Indian, Chinese and other cultures. The book also details the specific phytochemcials that may be responsible for the observed medicinal activities.

Plants covered include Acalypha, Agar wood, Agathi, Amaltas, Amaranthus, Amla, Areca nut, Arjun tree, Asafoetida, Ashwagandha, Asoka tree, Astragalus, Bakula, Banana, Banyan, Bel, Belladona, Benzoin, Betal leaf, Betal nut, Bitter Melon, Black Pepper, Brahmi, Bread fruit, Camphor, Cardamom, Castor, Ceylon Spinach, Champa, Chebulic myrobalan, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coffee, Coriander, Crape myrtle, Curry leaf, Dandelion, Dill, Drumstick, Eclipta, Eucalyptus, Elephant yam, Fennel, Fenugreek, Fig, Flame of the forest Garlic, Ginger, Ginko, Ginseng, Gotu kola, Gymnema, Hawthorn, Henna, Hibiscus, Indian Madder, Indian Snakeroot, Ivy gourd, Jack fruit, Jasmine, Jujube, Kadamba Tree, Kava kava, King of bitters, Lemon Grass, Licorice, Lotus, Mudakkathan, Mango, Marjoram, MilkVetch, Milk weed, Mustard, Neem, Nerium, Nutmeg, Okra, Onion, Palmyra, Papaya, Parijad, Patchouli, Periwinkle, Phyllanthus, Pill-bearing spurge, Pomegranate, Poppy, Purslane, Radish, Rice, Ridge gourd, Rudhraksha, Sacred Fig, Saffron, Sandalwood, Sesame, Snake gourd, Star Anise, Sweet Basil, Tamarind, Taro, Tea, Thoothuvalai, Thorn Apple, Turmeric, Ustram bead, Valerian, Vasa, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.

Details for each plant include:

  • Introduction
  • Cultivation and Traditional Uses
  • Botany
  • Current Use and Health Value*
  • References

In addition, the CD-ROM includes illustrations, images and links to relevant websites providing additional information.

*The contents of this book are for information only and are not for diagnosis or treatment of a disease or medicinal problem.

Whilst care has been taken in the preparation of information contained in this book, neither The Asian American Studies Institute or CPL Press or their employees accept any responsibility for the use to which this information is put.

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