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Herbal Encyclopedia

In the ‘World Herbal Encyclopaedia’, knowledge of medicinal plants and their uses, which was scattered previously have been compiled and arranged authentically, based on extensive research and data collected from various published, unpublished, handwritten and rare manuscripts available till date. For the first time, this book displays the knowledge of medicinal plants, which were verbally practiced traditionally in a properly arranged manner. In ‘World Herbal Encyclopaedia’, for the very first time, majority of medicinal plants of the world, which were unavailable in ancient ªAyurvedic texts, have been explained elaboratively from the point of view of traditional uses and classical illustrations to modern scientific experiments.
It is the first treatise, where for the first time thousands of medicinal plants whose Sanskrit nomenclature, origin of name, medicinal properties based on ancient ªAyurvedic pattern and their medicinal uses have been elaborated extensively. In this book, names of medicinal plants in more than 150 languages alongwith their Hindi and Sanskrit nomenclature, have been compiled as far as possible. In this way this knowledge which was scattered in several ªAyurvedic texts, has been simply arranged in an easy manner at one place. This Encyclopaedia not only contains all the illustrations and explanations available in the ªAyurvedic texts and manuscripts till date but it also contains an authentic description, based on the research of many years and written after its successful implementation on millions of patients. Here, the productive and appropriate treatment methodology for normal to severe diseases; from ancient and modern era will be provided. It contains world class authenticity in the identification of medicinal plants along with their recent and correct botanical names. Besides Indian plants, thousands of foreign plants are also described; for their easy identification photographs, line diagrams and paintings (canvas paintings) have been provided, which present a clear exhibition of medicinal plants. This Encyclopaedia will enhance the knowledge of students, research workers and scholars who are curious regarding the medicinal plants and their uses. It is the most elaborative and authentic treatise in the world. This book will prove to be a blessing for forest dwellers, rural and urban mass, doctors and for all the communities of the society.
In this compilation more than 10,000 medicinal plants found worldwide have been described elaboratively and authentically with completely new perspective.
Part-I (Classical Indian Medicinal Plants)

(Comprising of about 12 Volumes, each containing approximately 450-500 pages)

This part would contain all the medicinal plants described in ªAyurvedic Classical texts (about 1000 plants) at one place for the first time. It will contain, all references right from Vedas to ancient ªAyurvedic literature and rare manuscripts, unpublished hand written text, research articles regarding the medicinal qualities and uses of medicinal plants have been well-defined and properly arranged. Also, their Sanskrit nomenclature, derivation of their Sanskrit and botanical name, vernacular names in different Indian and foreign languages, their identification, botanical morphology, chemical composition, ªAyurvedic properties and actions, modern pharmacological properties and actions, their uses in different diseases, parts used and their dosage have been described extensively. The controversies regarding the identification of medicinal plants, have been resolved and presented authentically.
Part-II (Indian Traditional Medicinal Plants)

(Comprises of about 6-8 volumes which exclude Classical Indian Medicinal Plants)

In this part approximately 3000 plants which are used traditionally throughout India have been included. There was no proper and authentic compilation or publication regarding these medicinal plants till date. For the first time, these plants were identified authentically on the basis of medicinal research. Our expeditions throughout the country, the knowledge extracted from various tribes, villagers, forest dwellers, traditional healers and the knowledge obtained from various locations has been included in this part of Encyclopaedia. The traditional medicinal knowledge and their implication in various diseases has been described alongwith their identification. Among these, many have been given new Sanskrit nomenclature so that their correct identification could be established. Besides this, plants have been described under various headings in the same pattern as in Part I.
Part-III (Foreign Medicinal Plants)

(Exclude Indian Medicinal Plants) (Containing about 4-6 volumes which)

In this part about 6000 medicinal plants found Worldwide, besides India are included. Medicinal plants described in various other systems of medicine around the world are also included in this part. Medicinal implications of various systems have also been given. In this part names of medicinal plants in various languages, their morphology, uses and modern pharmacological qualities and actions have been mentioned. Their Sanskrit name and classical properties have been described authentically for the first time in the world. For better understanding of their qualities and medicinal effects their chemical composition and modern pharmacology has been included. In this compilation various studies conducted on medicinal plants have also been included for the enhancement of knowledge. Botanical names, properties, morphology and uses of medicinal plants have been described elaborately.