Biblography of Medicinal Plants of India (Pharmacognosy & Pharmacology)
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Biblography of Medicinal Plants of India (Pharmacognosy & Pharmacology)

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Item Code: NAX310
Author: Magadi R. Gurudeva and S.N. Yognarasimha
Language: English
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 8190135899
Pages: 1024
Other Details: 10.00 X 7.00 inch
Weight 1.81 kg
About the Author

Dr. Magadi R. Gurudeva is Professor of Botany at Visveswaraura College of Science, Bangalore for more than 20 years. He has specialized in Embryology and Tissue Culture of Orchids. His areas of interest besides his specialization are Ethno-botany, Medicinal Plants, Plant Taxonomy and Pharmacognosy. He has published many research papers besides a few books on medicinal plants. Dr. S N Yoganarasimhan was the former Head of Medicinal Plants Division at the Regional Research Institute (Ay.), Bangalore and is currently associated as Visiting Professor & Research Co-ordinator, Department of P.G. Studies in Pharmacognosy and Research, M. S. Ramaiah College of Pharmacy, Bangalore. His areas of interest and specialization are Plant Taxonomy, Floristics, Medicinal Plants and Pharmacognosy. He has more than 40 years of research experience and is a recipient of many awards. He has a number of research papers and reviewa to his credit. This is his seventh book.


Medicinal plants research in India has been carried out at a very fast pace in the last 25 years. The number of journals publishing information on medicinal plants has increased enormously all over the world. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the research workers to keep track of the work carried out since many journals are inaccessible resulting in unwittingly repeating the research carried out earlier. This Bibliography attempts to provide updated information till the year 2007 on work carried out in the fields of Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology of Medicinal Plants of India including some exotics/introduced/naturalized species. The Bibliography incorporates information on 1521 species, distributed over 851 genera. The plants are arranged alphabetically. For each plant, the correct name along with author citation is given in bold, followed by important synonyms if any in parenthesis. This is followed by authors name, arranged alphabetically (not year wise), year, full title of paper as mentioned in journal, name of journal with volume, issue and page numbers. At the end, MAPA (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Abstracts published from NISCAIR, CSIR, India) reference is provided wherever available; the first digits correspond to the year, followed by issue number and the last digits to the item number of the specific work in the respective issue of MAPA. This helps to obtain a easy and quick reference of the abstract of the respective paper. The correct name of the plant provided sometimes do not correspond with the name mentioned in the title of the paper since it is treated at present as. a synonym. The original title of paper is unchanged. References to papers are repeated under all species if multiple plants are included in the paper. Review papers are generally excluded seldom a very few important ones. An Index to all botanical names mentioned in this work is provided along with abbreviated names of journals. The main objectives of this Bibliography are:

  1. The correct name of the plant along with synonyms 1s provided which is necessary to understand all over the world the plant/drug on which work is carried out.

  2. Helps to understand extent to which pharmacognosy and pharmacology work is carried out on a plant/drug and to plan future research on unworked/less worked areas.

  3. Enables to understand the part of the drug/plant on which work is carried out so that future work may be undertaken for other parts.

  4. Helps to avoid duplication or repetition of work on the plant/part/research area.

  5. Helps to obtain an updated rapid review of literature on pharmcognosy and 7 pharmacology research carried out on a plant/drug and to identify gaps in worked out plants /drugs.

  6. Helps reviewers and editorial staff of journals in scrutinizing research papers submitted and thus improving quality of research carried out. The authors sincerely hope that this work will be useful to all those who are interested in the field of medicinal plants and provide a platform to enhance the quality of research work carried out on medicinal plants. In a work of this nature, some errors are a possibility. The authors welcome if they are brought to their attention. The authors are thankful to all friends and well wishers who have helped directly or indirectly in completing this work. They are thankful to Prof. B.Sujatha and Prof. V. Madhavan, Principals of Visveswarapura College of Science and M S Ramaiah College of Pharmacy, Bangalore for evincing interest in this work. They are also thankful to Smt. B. M. Komala and Sri B.R. Jagadish of Divyachandra Prakashana, Bangalore for printing and publication of this book.

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