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Ethnobotanical Studies in India

By: Sanjeev Kumar(Author), SK Jain(Foreword By)

353 pages, plates with colour & b/w photos; b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Deep Publications

Hardback | Jan 2014 | #214982 | ISBN-13: 9789380702063
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Language: English

Ethnobotanical Studies in India has been designed to cover topics on ethnobotany from various parts of the country. Ethnobotanical Studies in India reflects various aspects of ethnoforestry, ethnotaxonomy, ethnoecology, ethnosilviculture, ethnomedicine etc. A wide range of source materials and studies in various chapters give glimpses of cross-sectional pictures of interactions between man and plants. These also focus on the concepts, methodology and future direction of ethnobotanical studies. Ethnobotanical Studies in India provides glimpses of Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledge (IK) being practiced in the field of medicine and other spheres of day to day life. There are thirty two chapters in Ethnobotanical Studies in India covering topics on ethnobotany from Jammu and Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat and also those from Andaman and Nicobar.



1. Origin, growth and development of ethnobiology/ethnobotany, human culture and civilization/Pushpangadan P, Ijinu T.P. and George V
2. Ethnobotany of Pachamalai Hills/M. Geetha Rani
3. Grewia, a medicinally and economically important plant Genus: comparative profiling of some Grewia species/Nidhi Sharma, Kavi Gour and Vidya Patni
4. Ethnobotany of Sal tree (Shorea robusta Gaertn. F): An overview/Brij Lal
5. Ethnomedicinal knowledge of plants used by local people in Jammu Province (India)/Meenakshi Chargotra, Suresh Chandra, Ram Vishwakarma
6. Use of Calotropis procera (AIT.) R. Br. in treatment of Eczema: A pilot study for validation of an ethnobotanical claim/Sheth Falguni, Parabia Minoo
7. Ethnobotany: Its opportunity and application in present context/Kambaska Kumar Behera
8. Ethnobotanical observations on Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, India/Harish Singh, G. Krishna and P.K. Baske
9. Ethnobotanical value of a sacred grove/Ram Kumar Bhakat
10. Utilization and medicinal value of indigenous leafy vegetables consumed in Uttar Dinajpur District of West Bengal/Anjali Sharma
11. Ethnobotanical studies in Jharkhand: A report on NTEP and their uses by tribals/Sanjeev Kumar
12. Ethnomedicinal uses of flora by different tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands/Santosh Kumar Jha, Usha Singh
13. Herbal remedies used by the tribal people of Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh for the treatment of joint diseases/Vijay V. Wagh and Ashok K. Jain
14. Gnetum gnemon Linnaeus – A rare wild edible species from Sonitpur district of Assam/Bipul Saikia, P. Rethy and  P.R. Gajurel
15. Promising wild mushrooms from Sikkim Himalaya with ethnomycological significance and potentialities/Kanad Das
16. Survey of Indigenous medicinal plants of South Andaman/S. Jayakumar
17. Studies on the status of ethnomedicinal importance of selected pteridophytic plant species of Paschim Medinpur district, West Bengal, India/Asim Mandal and Amal Kumar Mondal
18. A Review of ethno-medicinal orchids in Sikkim Himalaya/D.K. Agrawala, C.S. Purohit and  Kanad Das
19. Ethno-medicinal plants used as Phytotherapeutic agents for curing various wounds in the hilly region of Paschim Medinpur District, West Bengal, India/Pijush Kanti Das and Amal Kumar Mondal
20. Ethnobotany of pteridophytes in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh state/Shweta Singh and Rita Singh
21. Ethno-medicinal plants of Balod District, Chhattisgarh, India/Khomenendra Kumar Sarwa, Mithun Rudrapal
22. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for maternity care in Kangra and Hamirpur Districts of Himachal Pradesh/Neetu Sharma
23. Ethno-botanical plants of Sikkim and their status – a review/Chandan Singh Purohit, D.K. Agrawala and Kanad Das
24. Use of ethno colours in folk paintings of Jharkhand/Sanjeev Kumar
25. Potent ethno-medicinal plants of Coastal Dune forests at West Bengal and adjacent Odisha: A new horizon for future prosperity/Tamal Chakraborty, Sanjukta Mondal (Parui), Amal Kumar Mondal
26. Traditional uses of pteridophytes in Sikkim Himalayas/B.S. Kholia
27. Indigenous knowledge of wild plant species of South Gujarat/Vikas Kumar and B.S. Desai
28. Ethno-religious plants of Ropa Valley in cold deserts area of district Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh/Richa Puri and Geeta
29. Diversity of ethnomedicinal plants used by the tribals of Koshi-Mithila Region of Bihar/Sanjib Kumar, Om Prakash Mandal and Jay Lakshmi
30. Ethnomedicinal plants used in the treatment of various ailments by Bhilala tribe of Kishanpur-Khedi of Dhar District (M.P.)/Dinesh Jadhav and S. L. Muwel
31. Bamboo for livelihood in India/S. Nautiyal and D.P. Nautiyal
32. Folklore claims on medicinal plants used by Adi, Galo, Nishi and Tgain tribes of Arunachal Pradesh/Manish Kanwat, P. Suresh Kumar, M. Chargotra, B. L. Meena, Amar Singh and K. A. Meena

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