A part from spiritual and metaphysical knowledge, Vedas are also treasure of scientific information. Vedic mathematics, Vedic astronomy and Vedic physics have gained enormous popularity among modern scientists. Vedic botany is also a full-fledged discipline and its advocacy is the basic purpose of this book. Although literature related to botanical wisdom in Vedas are available but they are mostly in discrete form. Attempt has been made to compile it at one place for the benefit of interested readers. Another noteworthy aspect of this book is the parallelism drawn between Vedic botany and modern day botany. Often critics of oriental knowledge argue about scientific validity of this information. This notion will be effectively removed after going through the pages of this book. Descriptions and information related to plants present in Vedas have been compared with modern science and the similarity has been highlighted. Description of morphology, anatomy, physiology and embryology of plants found in Vedas has been presented in this book. Almost all aspects of Ecology and Environmental Science are dealt in detail in four Vedas and a critical analysis of this aspect is presented in this book. Therapeutic uses of plants are another noteworthy aspect of Vedic literature. A detail discussion of few selected plants along with their uses, identification and classification is available in this book. To establish scientific validity of these plants, active principles present in them has also been given. This provides concrete evidence of recommendations present in Vedas regarding medicinal plants. At the end, definition of medical terms is provided for the benefit of readers. Hopefully, the book will prove to be a good reading material for persons interested in botany, environmental science, Sanskrit and indology.
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About the Author
Dr Prashant Kumar Mishra is Associate Professor in Botany at Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag (Jharkhandj) and is having over 34 years of teaching and research experience. He has extensively studied different aspects of plant diversity and other aspects of environmental science which is evidenced by more than 80 research papers and tree books to his credit. Dr. Mishra has attended 10 research scholars for their doctoral degree, attended over fifty national and international seminars and completed six research projects sponsored by national and international agencies. Dr. Mishra has deep interest in description of plant present in ancient Sanskrit literature. Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi has awarded Sanskrit Seva Varati award for his contribution in popularisation of rare work “Vrikshayrveda” and scientifically validating some of its prescriptions. Open International University, Colombo, Sri Lanka has awarded degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) for his work on indigenous herbal medicinal system. Sandipani Ved Vigyan Sansthan, Ujjain has conferred Ved Nipun degree on Dr. Mishra. Present book is an attempt to correlate plant sciences found in Vedas with modern day Botany.