The book "Advances in Ethnobotany" is an attempt to integrate research work of different practicing ethnobotanist across India from laboratories of repute. This book is divided into three sections. In first section ethnobotanical works of Veligonda, Shivalik hills, and some other research works of North eastern states are described. A chapter is dedicated on research methodology in ethnobotany. Another chapter is describes ethnobotany of orchidaceae. The second section deals with Pharmacological activities of Cyperus rotundus, bioactive metabolites from plant associated endophytic fungi, berries: source of natural antioxidant, phytochemistry of Murraya Koenigii and several other herbal drugs are explained in very lucid manner. The third section focuses on utilization and conservation of plants in which medicinal and economic importance of Rhododendron in Sikkim Himalaya, an efficient micropropagation protocol for Melissa officinalis, utilization of plant biodiversity for treatment and cure of diseases and many other relevant topics are discussed in length.This book will be very much helpful for Post Graduate students researchers, scientists and doctors working in the field of Indian System of Medicine and academicians working in the field of Medical Botany, Herbal technology and Ethnobotany as well as other branches of Life sciences. This book will be equally helpful for students of pharmacognosy, pharmacology as well as environmentalist and conservationist.The editor has attempted to organise the book in such a way that it will be useful to everyone interested in the field of medicinal botany, pharmacy, ethno-medicine, ethnobotany, herbal therapy, naturopathy and green health therapy. This book will be equally helpful for students of pharmacognosy, pharmacology as well as environmentalist and conservationist.
Dr.Santosh Kumar Jha is a Practicing ethnobotanist. He has been working on Ethnobtany of Bihar and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He has six years of experience in teaching Ethnobotany, Medical botany, Cytology, Genetics and Ecology at UG and PG level. He has Post-graduated from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga and secured his Ph.D. degree from Nalanda Open University, Patna. He has supervised more than a dozen master dissertations on Ethnobotany. Presently, he has been working as an Assistant Professor in Jawaharlal Nehru Government College, Port Blair. He has around ten research papers in his credit in various National and International journals. He has immensely contributed in the development of course material for Post Graduate students in Etnobotany and Cytogenetics of Nalanda Open University.He is a life member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Association of India and Andaman Science Congress Association, Port Blair. He is also member of editorial board of three reputed research journals.
SECTION-I : ETHNOBOTANY