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Title Indian herbal drug microscopy / Shailendra S. Gurav, Nilambari S. Gurav, editors
Published New York : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xv, 207 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Sectioning Methods -- Histological and Histochemical Staining Techniques -- Herbal Drug Microscopy -- Aconite (Aconitum napellus) -- Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) -- Anise (Pimpinella anisum) -- Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) -- Ashoka (Saraca indica) -- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) -- Asparagus (Asparagus racemosus) -- Belladonna (Atropa belladonna) -- Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) -- Caraway (Carum carvi) -- Cinchona (Cinchona calisaya) -- Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) -- Clove (Eugenia caryophyllus) -- Colchicum (Colchicum autumnale) -- Digitalis (Digitalis purpurea) -- Ephedra (Ephedra gerardiana) -- Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) -- Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) -- Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) -- Ipecacuanha (Cephaelis ipecacuanha) -- Isapghula (Plantago ovata) -- Kurchi (Holarrhea antidysentrica) -- Linseed (Linum usitatissimum) -- Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) -- Neem (Azadirachta indica) -- Nutmeg and Mace (Myristica fragrans) -- Nux vomica (Strychnus nux vomica) -- Opium (Papaver somniferum) -- Podophyllum (Podophyllum emodi) -- Quassia (Picrasma excelsa) -- Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina) -- Rhubarb (Rheum officinale) -- Sandalwood (Santalum album) -- Senna (Cassia angustifolia) -- Squill (Urgenia indica) -- Stramonium (Datura stramonium) -- Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) -- Turmeric (Curcuma longa) -- Vasaka (Adathoda vasaka) -- Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)
Summary Adulteration and misidentification of herbal drugs can cause serious health problems to consumers. The first step in quality control of medicinal plants is ensuring the authenticity of the desired species for intended use, with anatomical study playing a critical role in identifying and authenticating medicinal plants. A product of numerous years of experience and research, Indian Herbal Drug Microscopy is a vital resource for identifying and evaluating Indian medicinal plants. Comprised of four concise and comprehensive chapters, the book presents stepwise procedures for sectioning of plant material, histo-chemical staining techniques, and the anatomy of forty well-known and medicinally important plants, including Arjuna, Ashoka, Ashwagandha, Cinchona, Cinnamon, Ginger, Kurchi, Rauwolfia, Turmeric, Tulsi, and Vasaka. The book is also supplemented with color photographs and hand-drawn microscopic images
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013)
Subject Medicinal plants -- Microscopy -- India -- Laboratory manuals
Materia medica, Vegetable -- Microscopy -- India -- Laboratory manuals
Plants, Medicinal -- anatomy & histology
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
Medicinal plants -- Microscopy.
Genre/Form Laboratory manuals.
Laboratory manuals.
Manuels de laboratoire.
Form Electronic book
Author Gurav, Shailendra S., editor
Gurav, Nilambari S., editor
ISBN 9781461495154