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By: Jatindra Sarma(Author)
818 pages, colour photos
Language: English with English, Assamese, Sanskrit, Hindi and scientific nomenclature
Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms of India has information on the popular medicinal and aromatic plants available in different parts of India including some rare plants and ones on the verge of extinction. Special emphasis is put on the members of Dioscoreaceae, Piperaceae, Moraceae, Rubiaceae, Cluseaceae, Aristolochiaceae etc. resulting in the recording of interesting species. The latest scientific nomenclature is used, and available vernacular names in English, Assamese, Sanskrit and Hindi have been added where available from the literature. The species described also include common vegetables, as they directly or indirectly contribute to health in the form of nutrients, minerals, vitamins or as supplementary diets.
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Jatindra Sarma is a senior Forest Officer of Indian Forest Service presently serving in the State of Assam (Assam-Meghalaya Cadre). He has been working on documentation of medicinal and aromatic plants including mushrooms, specially of Assam, since 2003 while conserving, propagating many of the rare and endangered species of plants. He was a Member of the Technical Committee of the Medicinal Plants' Board, Assam from 2007 to 2009. He has also been an honorary Advisor of the NIRD from 2011 to 2013 in a project on medicinal and aromatic plants of North-East India. He has extensively travelled almost throughout the country and possessed a vast knowledge on medicinal and aromatic plants and biodiversity resources especially of the North-East India. He has published more than 15 research articles on plants which are added to the Flora of Assam, are new to the flora of India, and some even new to science.
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