The Cross Name Index to Medicinal Plants; Plants in Indian Medicine, Vol. 4 / Edition 1

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Overview

This fourth volume of The Cross Name Index to Medicinal Plants lists more than 12,000 common names in 100 languages, dialects and regions for over 1900 plants used in Indian medicine. Both scientific and common names of medicinal plants are cross indexed to each other. Languages of the common names are included.
The Cross Name Index to Medicinal Plants, Volume IV, stands alone; it does not repeat any of the common names of the previous volumes and it references all scientific names for the plants without recourse to the previous volumes.
The need for this book was prompted by the diversity of the common names of the plants. Each language, and sometimes each country with the same language, may have a different name for a given plant (and often many names for the same plant). This difference in terminology has caused confusion and inhibited the scientific study of plant medicinals.
This volume was compiled as a tool to help unravel the medical botany literature and to aid researchers in their quest to tap into the vast literature which records pragmatic experimentation in botanical medicine, whether medical, folkloric or magical.

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This text was compiled as a tool to help unravel medical botany literature, but it does not purport to be an authoritative database on taxonomy. This fourth volume lists approximately 12,600 common names for 1935 species of plants that have been used in Indian medicine. It draws heavily on Ayurvedic medicine, although it is not limited to that system. Common names cited in the previous volumes have not been repeated, but any new names for plants listed in those volumes have been added to this work. The text is keyed to Latin scientific names, primarily on the basis of prevalence of usage and association. It can be used as a guide to taxonomists because it documents a citation of common/Latin name combinations in the literature. The common names section contains more than 12,000 entries, and the nearly 2000 species of Indian medicinal plants and their places in taxonomic system are listed alphabetically. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849310850
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 2/23/1999
  • Series: Cross Name Index to Medicinal Plants Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Sample indexes:
Table 1.Scientific Names with Common Names and Origins
Abroma augusta Sterculiaceae Dicotyledoneae Malvales

Table 2.Languages, Dialects, and Sources Cited in the INDEX
Ajmere
Almora
Alternate Scientific
Andaman Arabian

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