Atlas of Root Drugs from Ayurveda

by Srivastava, Sharad, Ankita Misra, Bhanu Kumar & Mridul Kant Chaudhary

ISBN: 9789354618420
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2024
Price : Rs. 6795.00
Biblio : xiv+180p., tabls., figs., col. ind 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. Sharad Srivastava is Senior Principal Scientist & Head, at Pharmacognosy Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute; Lucknow, India. He has made significant contributions in quality control of crude drugs/products, chemotaxonomy, bio-prospection and natural product development. He had developed quality parameters of more than 70 single crude drugs (medicinal plants) and also identified biomarkers for their quality control. He has contributed 30 monographs of single herbal drugs in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. He has 175 publications in peer reviewed journals, 18 patents and developed some technologies/formulations, nine has already been transferred to industry. Dr. Ankita Misra is working as Young Scientist (DST, SYST) at Pharmacognosy Division, CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India. She has gained expertise in Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry of medicinal plants, focussing on chemotaxonomy, analytical chemistry of plant metabolites, and herbal product development. She published 45 research papers, 2 book/chapters and has 2 Indian patents. Dr. Bhanu Kumar is Senior Research Fellow at Pharmacognosy Division, CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India. He is working in the area of pharmacognosy of medicinal plants, chemotyping, quality control of herbal drugs and herbal product development. Published 19 research papers in peer reviewed journals and three book chapters. He received "Popular Science Writing Award" under the scheme of AWSAR by DST, Govt. of India in year 2019-20. Mr. Mridul Kant Chaudhary is working as UGC-SRF at Pharmacognosy Division, CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India. He is working on the botanical studies and quality control of medicinal plants and their chemotaxonomy. He has published 4 research papers in peer reviewed journals.

About The Book

This Atlas is a compilation of fifty Ayurvedic medicinal plants yielding valuable root drugs, meticulously compiled to cater the needs of academia, researchers and herbal drug industry. The present work embodies a practical approach for addressing the challenges of quality raw material (QRM) and can be assured by botanical and chemical standards established with the aid of conventional and modern tools. It is an attempt to raise awareness about QRM among all the stakeholders in academia and industry, in the current scenario of increased demand of herbal drugs at a global level. The “Atlas of root drugs from Ayurveda” would serve as a reference for the scientists and researchers of Botany, Pharmacy and Chemistry, as well as farmers and pharmaceutical industries.

Table of Contents

Foreword v Preface vii Abbreviations xiii Introduction 1 1. Abutilon indicum Linn. 6 2. Acorus calamus Linn. 9 3. Achyranthes aspera Linn. 12 4. Aristolochia indica Linn. 15 5. Berberis aristata DC. 18 6. Berberis asiatica Roxb. 21 7. Berberis chitria Lindl. 24 8. Berberis lycium Royle. 27 9. Berberis tinctoria Lesch. 30 10. Berberis umbellata Wall. ex G. Don 33 11. Bergenia ciliata (Haw.) Sternb 36 12. Bergenia ligulata Wall 40 13. Bergenia stracheyi (Hook.f. and Thorns.) 44 14. Boerhavia diffusa Linn. 47 15. Calotropis gigantea (L.) R. Br. 51 x 16. Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br. 55 17. Coleus forskohlii Briq. Syn. Plectranthus barbatus Andr. 58 18. Coptis teeta Wall. 62 19. Costus speciosus (Koen. ex Retz.) 65 20. Curcuma amada Roxb. 69 21. Curcuma angustifolia Roxb. 73 22. Curcuma aromatica Salisb. 76 23. Curcuma longa Linn. 80 24. Curcuma zedoaria Rosc. 83 25. Cyperus rotundus Linn. 87 26. Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC. 91 27. Dioscorea deltoidea Wall. Ex Griseb. 94 28. Elephantopus scaber Linn. 97 29. Gloriosa superba Linn. 100 30. Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R.Br. 104 31. Ichnocarpus frutescens Linn. 108 32. Mahonia borealis Takeda 111 33. Mahonia leschenaultii (Wallich ex Wight and Arn.) Takeda 114 34. Mahonia nepaulensis DC. 117 35. Plumbago zeylanica Linn. 120 36. Podophyllum hexandrum Royle 124 37. Potentilla fulgens Linn. 127 38. Pueraria tuberosa (Roxb. Ex Willd.) DC. 130 39. Rauvolfia serpentina L. Benth. Ex Kurz. 134 40. Ricinus communis Linn. 137 41. Rubia cordifolia Linn. 140 42. Sida cordifolia Linn. 143 43. Sida rhombifolia Linn. 146 44. Solanum incanum Linn. 149 45. Solanum indicum Linn.; Syn: Solanum anguivi Lam. 152 xi 46. Solanum virginianum L. Syn. Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. and Wendl. 155 47. Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers. 158 48. Thalictrum foliolosum DC. 161 49. Tinospora cordifolia (Thunb.) Miers 164 50. Utleria salicifolia Bedd. Ex. Hook. F. 168 Botanical Terms/Therapeutic Terms 171 Index 177