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Ethnobotany of India, 5-Volume Set

1st Edition

Edited by T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur

Apple Academic Press

2,242 pages | 106 Color Illus. | 134 B/W Illus.

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This new 5-volume set, Ethnobotany of India, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in India, focusing on the regional plants and their medicinal properties and uses. Each volume focuses on a different significant region of India, including

Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan

Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast of Peninsular India

Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Volume 4: Western and Central Himalaya

Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

With chapters written by experts in the field, the book provides comprehensive information on the tribals (the indigenous populations of the region) and knowledge on plants that grow around them. Each volume includes an introductory chapter with an overview of the region and then goes on to cover

  • ethnic diversity and culture of the ethnic tribes
  • plants used for healing and medical purposes for humans and animals
  • ethnic food plants and ethnic food preparation
  • specific information on the ethnomedicinal plants, the parts used, and the diseases cured
  • other uses of plants by the ethnic tribes, such as for fiber, dyes, flavor, and recreation
  • conservation, documentation, and management efforts of the ethnic communities and their plant knowledge

The books include the details of the plants used, their scientific names, the parts used, and how the plants are used, providing the what, how, and why of plant usage. The volumes are well illustrated with over 100 color and 130 b/w illustrations.

Together, the five volumes in the Ethnobotany of India series bring together the available ethnobotanical knowledge of India in one place. India is one of the most important regions of the old world, and its ancient and culturally rich and diverse knowledge of ethnobotany will be valuable to many in the fields of botany and plant sciences, pharmacognosy and pharmacology, nutraceuticals, and others. The books also consider the threat to plant biodiversity imposed by environmental degradation, which impacts cultural diversity.

Reviews

"So informative . . . A worthwhile addition to the scant literature on the ethnobotany of India. The editors deserve our thanks and congratulations. Developing a concept such as the one enshrined in this set, for a humongous landscape that had experienced a vibrant cultural evolution over thousands of years and pulling relevant chapters together written by a range of people, can never be easy. In that sense, the outcome is excellent. The text is generally easy to read. . . . The stunning volume of data presented as tables would go a long way in stimulating further investigations and launching suitable conservation efforts. . . . The book set should help, facilitate and motivate scores of Indian botanists, economic botanists, natural products chemists, pharmacologists, anthropologists, historians and others who would seek clarity in this context. A valuable addition to Indian biological and chemical literature."

—Current Science, </i>April 2019, review by Anantanarayanan Raman, Charles Sturt University & Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia

Table of Contents

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan

Introduction

K. V. Krishnamurthy, T. Pullaiah, and Bir Bahadur

Ethnic Tribal Diversity of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region

Bir Bahadur, Razia Sultana, K. V. Krishnamurthy, and S. John Adams

Ethnobotany of Worldviews and Belief Systems of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region

K. V. Krishnamurthy

Ethno-Ecology, Taxonomy, and Nomenclature of Plants of Ancient Tamils

K. V. Krishnamurthy and S. John Adams

Ethnic Plant Genetic Resources Diversity of Eastern Ghats and Deccan

S. R. Pandravada, N. Sivaraj, and V. Kamala

Ethnic Food Plants and Ethnic Food Preparation in Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region

B. Sadasivaiah and T. Pullaiah

Ethnomedicinal Plants of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region

S. Karuppusamy and T. Pullaiah

Ethnoveterinary Medicine of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region

M. Hari Babu, J. Koteswara Rao, and T. V. V. Seetha Rami Reddi

Ethnobotany of Useful Plants in Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region

M. Chandrasekhara Reddy, K. Sri Rama Murthy, S. Sandhya Rani, and T. Pullaiah

Conservation, Documentation, and Management of Ethnic Communities of Eastern Ghats and Adjacent Deccan Region and Their Plant Knowledge

K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, Razia Sultana, and S. John Adams

Computer Applications in Ethnobotany

Ashish Kumar Pal and Bir Bahadur

Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology, Bioprospecting,and Patenting

P. Puspangadan, V. George, and T.P. Ijinu

 

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast of Peninsular India

Introduction

K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, and T. Pullaiah

Ethnic Diversity

K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, and S. John Adams

The Influence of Trade, Religion, and Policy on Ethnic Diversity and Ethnobotany of the Western Peninsular India

K. V. Krishnamurthy

European Contributions to the Ethnobotany of Western Peninsular India during the 16th to 18th Centuries

K. V. Krishnamurthy and T. Pullaiah

Listening to a Fairy Tale on a Moonlit Night….: Some Reflections on the Human Affinities with Plants in the Worldviews of Indigenous Communities along the Western Ghats of Karnataka

B. S. Somashekhar

Ethnobotanicals of Western Ghats

S. Noorunnisa Begum, K. Ravikumar, and D. K. Ved

Contemporary Relevance of Ethno-Veterinary Practices and a Review of Ethnoveterinary Medicinal Plants of Western Ghats

M. N. B. Nair and N. Punniamurthy

Medicinal Flora and Related Traditional Knowledge of Western Ghats: A Potential Source for Community Based Malaria Management through Endogenous Approach

B. N. Prakash, P. M. Unnikrishnan, and G. Hariramamurthi

Plant-Based Ethnic Knowledge of Food and Nutrition in the Western Ghats

Kandikere R. Sridhar and Namera C. Karun

Useful Plants of Western Ghats

S. Karuppusamy and T. Pullaiah

Ethnobotany of Mangroves with Particular Reference to West Coast of Peninsular India

T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur, and K. V. Krishnamurthy

Sacred Groves of Western Ghats: An Ethnobased Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

K. V. Krishnamurthy and S. John Adams

Ethnobryology of India

Afroz Alam

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Introduction

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, and Bir Bahadur

Ethnic Diversity of North-East India

Shuvasish Choudhury, Bir Bahadur, K. V. Krishnamurthy, and S. John Adams

Ethnoagriculture in North East India: Pros, Cons, and Eco-Sustainable Model

Prabhat Kumar Rai

Ethnic Food Plants and Ethnic Food Preparation of North-East India

Robindra Teron

Ethnomedicinal Plants of North-East India

Suvashish Choudhury, Bir Bahadur, and T. Pullaiah

Ethnobotany of Other Useful Plants in North-East India:An Indo-Burma Hot Spot Region

Prabhat Kumar Rai

Ethnoveterinary Practices in Northeast India and Andamans

Bipul Saikia

Ethnobotany of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur and K. V. Krishnamurthy, S. John Adams, and Robindra Teron

Documentation and Exchange of Ethnobotanical Knowledge

C. L. Ringmichon and Bindu Gopalakrishnan

Quantitative Ethnobotany: Its Importance in Bioprospecting and Conservation of Phytoresources

Chowdhury Habibur Rahaman

Ethnobotany of Turmeric and Its Medicinal Importance

Sujatha Samala and Ciddi Veeresham

Traditional Use of Herbal Plants for the Treatment of Diabetes in India

G. Revathi, S. Elavarasi, K. Saravanan, and Bir Bahadur

Ethnobotany of Oral and Dental Problems in India

K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, S. John Adams, and Gautam Srivastava

 

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 4: Western and Central Himalaya

Ethnic Diversity in Central and Western Himalaya

Mamta Sharma and S. K. Sood

Ethnic Food Plants and Ethnic Food Preparation in Western and Central Himalaya

Basant Ballabh and T. Pullaiah

Ethnomedicinal Plants of Subalpine and Alpine Region of Uttarakhand Himalaya

Harsh Singh and Veena Dixit

Ethnomedicinal Plants of Western and Central Himalaya

Basant Ballabh, O. P. Chaurasia, P. C. Pande, and T. Pullaiah

Ashtavarga Plants-A Review

S. John Adams, T. Senthil Kumar, G. Muthuraman, and Anju Majeed

A Reconnaissance of Ethnic Psychedelic Plants of Western Himalaya and Their Possible Identity to Soma

K. V. Krishnamurthy and Bir Bahadur

Ethnoveterinary Medicinal Plants of Western and Central Himalaya

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur, and John Adams

Ethnobotany of Useful Plant Species in North Western Himalaya, India

A. Rajasekaran, Joginder Singh, S. P. Subramani and Shalu Devi

Ethno- Conservation Practices in North Western Himalaya, India

A. Rajasekaran, Vaneet Jishtu, Yogesh Gokhale, Nazir A. Pala, and Jagdish Singh

The Sacred Natural Sites, the Social Taboo System and the Scope of Developing Some of the Sites as Biodiversity Heritage Sites, Uttarakhand, Central Himalaya

Chandra Singh Negi

 

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

Introduction

K. V. Krishnamurthy, T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur, and S. John Adams

Ethnic Diversity of the Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

R. L. S. Sikarwar

Ethnobotany of Indus Valley Civilization

K. V. Krishnamurthy and Bir Bahadur

Ethnic Food Plants of the Indo-Gangetic Plain and Central India

Sudip Ray

Ethnomedicinal Plants of the Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

Chowdhury H. Rahaman , Suman K. Mandal, and T. Pullaiah

An Overview of Ethnoveterinary Medicines of the Indo-Gangetic Region

R. L. S. Sikarwar

Trade in Indian Medicinal Plants

D. K. Ved, S. Noorunnisa Begum, and K. Ravi Kumar

Ethnobotany of Useful Plants in the Indo-Gangetic Plain and Central India

Vijay V. Wach

A Review on Ethnobotany of Hepatoprotective Plants of India

Maddi Ramaiah

Ethnomedicine for Skin Diseases in India

J. Koteswara Rao, J. Suneetha, R. Ratna Manjula, and T. V. V. Seetharami Reddi

Ethnobotany of Plant Contraceptives

Baljot Kaur

Ethnobotany of Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica A. Juss): A Review

K. Sri Rama Murthy, T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur, and K. V. Krishnamurthy

Ethnogenomics of Some of Traditionally Used Plants: An Emerging Discipline of Biology

Bir Bahadur, Gorti Bala Pratyusha, and E. Chamundeswari

Ethnobotany Post-Genomic Horizons and Mulitidisciplinary Approaches for Herbal Medicine Exploration: An Overview

Manickam Tamil Selvi and Ankanagari Srinivas

Indian Ethnobotany: Present Status and Future Prospect

Chowdhury Habibur Rahaman

About the Editors

K. V. Krishnamurthy, PhD, is a former Professor and Head of Department, Plant Sciences at Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirappalli, India, and is at present an adjunct faculty at the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bangalore. He has over 48 years of teaching and research experience, and his major research areas include plant morphology and morphogenesis, biodiversity, floristic and reproductive ecology, and cytochemistry. He has published more than 170 research papers and 21 books, operated 16 major research projects funded by various agencies, and guided 32 PhD and more than 50 MPhil scholars. His important books include Methods in Cell Wall Cytochemistry (CRC Press, USA), Textbook of Biodiversity (Science Publishers, USA), and From Flower to Fruit (Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi). He has won several awards and honors that include the Hira Lal Chakravarthy Award (1984) from the Indian Science Congress; Fulbright Visiting Professorship at the University of Colorado, USA (1993); Best Environmental Scientist Award of Tamil Nadu state (1998); the V. V. Sivarajan Award of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (1998); and the Prof. V. Puri Award from the Indian Botanical Society (2006). He is a fellow of the Linnaean Society, London; National Academy of Sciences, India; and Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy.

Bir Bahadur, PhD, was Chairman and Head of the Department, and Dean of the Faculty of Science at Kakatiya University in Warangal, India, and has also taught at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. During his long academic career, he was honored with the Best Teacher Award by Andhra Pradesh State Government for mentoring thousands of graduates and postgraduate students, including 30 PhDs, most of whom went onto occupy high positions at various universities and research organizations in India and abroad. Dr. Bahadur has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Vishwambhar Puri Medal from the Indian Botanical Society for his research contributions in various aspects of plant Sciences. He has published over 200 research papers and reviews and has authored or edited dozen books, including Plant Biology and Biotechnology and Jatropha, Challenges for New Energy Crop, both published in two volumes each by Springer Publishers. Dr. Bahadur is listed as an Eminent Botanist of India, the Bharath Jyoti Award, New Delhi, for his sustained academic and research career at New Delhi and elsewhere. Long active in his field, he is a member of over dozen professional bodies in India and abroad, including Fellow of the Linnean Society (London); Chartered Biologist Fellow of the Institute of Biology (London); Member of the New York Academy of Sciences; and a Royal Society Bursar. He was also honored with an Honorary Fellowship of Birmingham University (UK). Presently he is an Independent Director of Sri Biotech Laboratories India LTD, Hyderabad, India.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
SCI000000
SCIENCE / General
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science