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Ethnobotany of the Himalayas

Author : Hassan Sher
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Research in recent years has increasingly shifted away from purely academic research, and into applied aspects of the discipline, including climate change research, conservation, and sustainable development. It has by now widely been recognized that “traditional” knowledge is always in flux and adapting to a quickly changing environment. Trends of globalization, especially the globalization of plant markets, have greatly influenced how plant resources are managed nowadays. While ethnobotanical studies are now available from many regions of the world, no comprehensive encyclopedic series focusing on the worlds mountain regions is available in the market. Scholars in plant sciences worldwide will be interested in this website and its dynamic content. The field (and thus the market) of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology has grown considerably in recent years. Student interest is on the rise, attendance at professional conferences has grown steadily, and the number of professionals calling themselves ethnobotanists has increased significantly (the various societies, like the Society for Economic Botany, the International Society of Ethnopharmacology, the Society of Ethnobiology, and the International Society for Ethnobiology currently have thousands of members). Growth has been most robust in BRIC countries. This new MRW on Ethnobotany of the Himalayas takes advantage of the increasing international interest and scholarship in the field of mountain research. It includes the best and latest research on a full range of descriptive, methodological, theoretical, and applied research on the most important plants in the Himalayas. Each contribution is scientifically rigorous and contributes to the overall field of study.

Ethnobotany and Plants of Trans Himalaya

Author : Om Prakash Chaurasia
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Studies on Kumaun Himalaya

Author : N. C. Dhoundiyal
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Contributed articles on various aspects of Kamuan, India.

Medicinal Plant Biodiversity of Lesser Himalayas Pakistan

Author : Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
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Covering 100 medicinal plant species of the Lesser Himalayas including Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms, this book reviews ethnobotanical aspects, marketing and anthropogenic pressures, and also includes scientific description and traditional uses.

Wild Edible Vegetables of Lesser Himalayas

Author : Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
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Our intention with this book was to present the reader with the most accurate, significant, and up-to-date background and knowledge in the areas of ethnomedicinal and nutraceutical vegetation for the Lesser Himalayas in a comprehensive text. Wild Edible Vegetables of Lesser Himalayas provides a complete review of over 50 important plants of this region and details each species including photographs, botanical name, local name, family, flowering and fruiting period, status and habitat, parts used, distribution, ethnobotanical uses, cultural aspects, medicinal uses, and nutraceutical aspects. Medicinal uses include mode of preparation, method of application and diseases studied; cultural aspects and index; nutraceutical data provides analysis of fats, proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, ash, moisture content, dry matter, and energy value; elemental analysis includes various essential and toxic metals; phytochemical screening includes total phenolics, flavonoids, flavonols and ascorbic acid, and antioxidant potential in terms of DPPH scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, H2O2 scavenging activity, Fe2+ chelating activity, ferric reducing antioxidant power, and phosphomolybdenum assay for each species. Wild Edible Vegetables of Lesser Himalayas is a concise and handy guide for scientists, scholars, and students interested in the study of agriculture, food science, nutraceutical science, bioscience, biodiversity, applied ethnobotany, ethnoecology, and ecology.

Ethnobotany of India Volume 4

Author : T. Pullaiah
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Ethnobotany of India: Volume 4: Western and Central Himalayas is the 4th volume of the 5-volume set, an informative book series on the ethnobotanical aspects of India. The books cover different regions, 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 Himalayas Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region Each volume looks at the important ethnic plants of the specific region. Volume 4 covers the Western and Central Himalayas, the well-known mountain range on the Indian subcontinent. The unique flora and fauna of the Himalayas are varied, affected by climate, rainfall, altitude, and soils, and are vulnerable to impacts from climate change. The editors espouse that because indigenous non-Western societies form the vast majority of people now as well as in the past, a study of their plant interrelationships is necessary, and India is one of the most important regions of the old world for its ancient and culturally rich and diverse knowledge of ethnobotany. With this in mind, these volumes share a great deal of information that will be valuable to plant botanists and others working in and interested in ethnobotany. This important volume covers the ethnobotanical aspects of many plants of the region. It looks at ethnic diversity of people ethnic food plants and food preparation ethnomedical aspects of plants psychedelic plants and their possible link to soma, a vedic ritual drink whose plant origins are a mystery ethnoveterinary medicinal plants ethno-conservation practices biodiversity heritage sites The volume includes 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 book is well illustrated with 20 color and 67 b/w illustrations. Together, the five volumes in the Ethnobotany of India series presents the available ethnobotanical knowledge of India in one place. India’s ancient and culturally rich and diverse information and use of ethnobotany will be valuable to those 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.

Ethnobiology of Mountain Communities in Asia

Author : Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
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Natural resources and associated biological diversity provide the basis of livelihood for human population, particularly in the rural areas and mountain regions across the globe. Over centuries, indigenous peoples, traditional societies and local communities have developed their own specific knowledge regarding plant use, management and conservation. The history of plant use by humans as food and to treat diverse ailments dates back to ancient civilizations. Even though the advent of allopathic medicine has somehow minimized the role of medicinal plants in favor of synthetic drugs, a number of modern drug discoveries have been based on medicinal plants used by indigenous peoples. Ethnobotany is the burgeoning interdisciplinary scientific field, which covers all sorts of interactions between plants and people. In Asia, high mountain regions such as Himalayas, Karakorum and Hindokush are recogenized as the plant diversity hot spot areas in the world. The mountains and vallies of these regions are rich in unique medicinal and food plant species. Local communities residing in the mountain regions of Asia possess unique knowledge of sorrounding plant resources, which is the result of many years of interaction with and selection of the most desirable and pervasive plant species present in these mountains. In this context proposed book will provide comprehesive information on cross culture variation in the traditional uses of plant species as food, medicine and for cultural purpose among the diverse communities residing in the mountain regions of Asian countries. This book provides a comprehensive overview on the traditional knowledge of local inhabitants in the mountain regions of Asia. The focus areas include plant diversity in the mountain regions of Asia; cross cultural variation in traditional uses of plant species by the mountain communities; high value medicinal and food plant species; and threats and conservation status of plant species and traditional knowledge. This book will be useful for researchers of biodiversity and conservation, ethnobiologists, ethnoecologists, naturalists, phytochemists, pharmacists, policy makers, and all who have a devotion to nature. Asia is the home of world highest mountain regions including the Himalayas, Karakorum and Hindukush. These regions are renowned around the globe because of their unique beauty, climate, and biocultural diversity. Because of geoclimatic conditions, the mountains of Asia are medicinal and food plant diversity hot spots. The indigenous communities residing in the valleys of these mountains have their own culture and traditions, and have a long history of interaction with the surrounding plant diversity. Local inhabitants of these mountains areas possess significant traditional knowledge of plant species used as food, medicine, and for cultural purpose. So far, many workers have reported traditional uses of plant species from different regions of Asia including some mountain areas; however, there is not one inclusive document on the ethnobotany of mountains in Asia. This book provides a comprehensive overview on ethno-ecological knowledge and cross cultural variation in the application of plant species among various communities residing in the mountains of Asia.

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science Technology and Medicine in Non Western Cultures

Author : Helaine Selin
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Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.

Ethnobotany of India Volume 3

Author : T. Pullaiah
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Ethnobotany of India: Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the third of a five-volume set of Ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place the important information on the ethnobotany of the North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Island region of India, this informative volume presents the details of the tribes of the region, their numbers, their habitat, their culture, and particularly their usage of plants for various purposes.

Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants of India and Nepal Vol 3

Author : V. Singh
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The present book "Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants of India and Nepal" is next publication in the series on Indian Medicinal Plants. The contributors of the papers in this book are well known Indian Ethnobotanists who have furnished authenticated data for further scientific and clinical tests. The information about the medicinal plants spread over 325 pages, covers various tribal communities from north to south and east to west and different ailments cured in nature's dispensary. Beautiful phtographs of some medicinal plants have also been provided by some contributors. The information furnished in the book will be useful for controlling biopiracy, backing conservation stretegies and facilitate better understanding of phytotherapy research.

Ethnobotany of Cold Desert Tribes of Lahoul Spiti N W Himalaya

Author : S. K. Sood (Life scientist)
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Ethnobotany

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Glimpses of Indian Ethnobotany

Author : Sudhanshu Kumar Jain
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Contributed articles.

Ethnobotany

Author : Barbara M. Schmidt
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Betalains from Chenopodium quinoa: Andean Natural Dyes with Industrial Uses beyond Food and Medicine -- References -- 6 Asia -- Introduction -- Central Asia -- Western Asia -- South Asia -- Southeast Asia -- East Asia -- References and Additional Reading -- Ethnobotany of Dai People's Festival Cake in Southwest China -- References -- The Ethnobotany of Teeth Blackening in Southeast Asia -- References -- Artemisia Species and Human Health -- References -- Traditional Treatment of Jaundice in Manipur, Northeast India -- References -- Ethnobotany and Phytochemistry of Sacred Plant Species Betula utilis (bhojpatra) and Quercus oblongata (banj) from Uttarakhand Himalaya, India -- References -- Neem-Based Insecticides -- References -- 7 Europe -- Introduction -- References and Additional Reading -- Differential Use of Lavandula stoechas L. among Anatolian People against Metabolic Disorders -- References -- Mad Honey -- References -- Indigo: The Devil's Dye and the American Revolution -- References -- Insecticides Based on Plant Essential Oils -- References -- 8 Oceania -- Introduction -- References and Additional Reading -- Banana (Musa spp.) as a Traditional Treatment for Diarrhea -- References -- Pharmacological Effects of Kavalactones from Kava (Piper methysticum) Root -- References -- Botanical Index -- Subject Index -- End User License Agreement

Ethnobotanical Wisdom of Gaddi Tribe in Western Himalaya

Author : K. K. Singh
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Applied Ethnobotany

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Ethnobotany

Author : Ramesh Bhandari
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Garhwal Himalaya

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Contributed articles.

Ethnobotany and Its Significance for Cannabis Studies in the Himalayas

Author : G. K. Sharma
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Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants of Indian Subcontinent

Author : J. K. Maheshwari
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The Book Contains 89 Papers On Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants And Economic Plant Of Indian Sub-Continent.