The World Herbal Encyclopedia is a unique endeavor to gather the scattered knowledge of all medicinal plants and their widespread uses at one place. It is an extensive collection of medicinal plants used in different traditional medicinal system across the globe. This Encyclopedia which is one of its kinds, discloses the information about almost all known and unknown medicinal plants. These plants have been explained elaborately from the point of view of their traditional uses. The explanations include both classical illustrations of the plants as well as modern scientific experiments. This unique work brings forth the productive and appropriate treatment methodology from simple to severe diseases known till date.
Moreover, it is the first treatise where around 60,000 medicinal plants of the world are given entirely new Sanskrit nomenclature (in binomial pattern) from family up to genus and species level, describing the base of origin of nomenclature in scientific terms. The book also describes about the origin of names of different families and genus. Along with this, the book includes external features (morphology) of the plants, experimental pharmacological studies, chemical constitutions, medicinal properties and toxicological effects. Further, it explains various medicinal uses of plants in different medicine systems, traditional medicines as well as in folk medicines which are popular across the world.
It is a unique blend of traditional herbalism with evidence- based research and modern uses. It contains world class authenticity in the identification of medicinal plants with regard to their recent and correct botanical names, local names, ancient Sanskrit names, etc. This is a first book on medical herbalism that describes all groups of plant kingdom including medicinal, fresh water, sea plants (algae), fungi, lichens, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms. It contains approximately 25,000 paintings (canvas paintings) and 35,000 line diagrams of medicinal plants. This is an incredible attempt as there are very few herbal works which depict paintings of plants as a key to identification.
The book evidently contains the history of world’s traditional medicinal systems and their status in the present era. A web-portal of this encyclopedic work is also going to be launched shortly. This Encyclopedia being the most descriptive and genuine works on medicinal plants of the world. This work will enhance the knowledge of students, researchers and scholars from various fields
who are curious to study medicinal plants and their uses. It will be beneficial for botanists, taxonomists, scientists, doctors, traditional medicine practitioners, traditional pharmacists, herbal industries and for all the communities of the society interested in the subject. It will be equally beneficial for pharmaceutical industry, as the demand for green pharmacy is increasing day by day. The book will open new grounds for modern research on the unexplored medicinal plants; as there is no such book which covers almost all medicinal plants available on the earth.
Publisher :- Divya Prakashan
Author :- Acharya Balkrishna
Pages :- 960
Cover :- Hardbound