Indian Medicinal Plants: A Compendium of 500 Species (Vol. I)
P K Warrier, V P K Nambiar, C Ramankutty
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Indian Medicinal Plants, based on a treatise prepared by S. Raghunatha Iyer, a scholar of both Sanskrit and Ayurveda, aims to make an authoritative contribution to the field. The original work which drew upon classical texts and current research, as well as the oral medical knowledge of tribal groups has been updated by scholars associated with the Arya Vaidya Sala in Kottakal, India. This unique compendium offers profiles of 500 key species with detailed taxonomic information. One of the leading features of this compilation is the special technique used in the illustrations, both colour and line, which aims to achieve authenticity of texture, colour and form. The book also lists the distribution and popular nomenclature in English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil. The main texts present properties and uses in a format which cites ancient verse texts and ethnobotanical sources. This rare work, in five volumes, should be of special interest to practitioners of alternative medicine, students of Ayurveda, the research and industry associated with medical botany, pharmacologists, sociologists and medical herbalists.

P K Warrier, Managing Trustee of the Arya Vaidyasala, Kottakkal, Kerala. 

V.P.K.Nambiar, former systematic botanist at the Kerala Forest Research Institute and a specialist in the flora of the Western Ghats. 

C.Ramankutty, a learned physician of the Arya Vaidyasala, Kottakkal, Kerala.
  1. Abelmoschur esculentus
  2. Abelmoschus moschatus
  3. Abies spectabilis
  4. Abrus precatorius
  5. Acacia caesia
  6. Acacia catechu
  7. Acacia leucophloea
  8. Acacia nilotica
  9. Acacia polyantha
  10. Acacia sinuate
  11. Acalypha indica
  12. Achyranthes aspera
  13. Aconitum heterophyllum
  14. Aconitum napellus
  15. Acorus calamus
  16. Actiniopteris dichotoma
  17. Adenanthera pavonina
  18. Aegle marmelos
  19. Aerva lanata
  20. Agaricus campestris
  21. Ageratum conyzoides
  22. Alangium salvifolium
  23. Albizia lebbeck
  24. Albizia odoratissima
  25. Allium cepa
  26. Allium sativum
  27. Allophylus serratus
  28. Aloe barbadensis
  29. Alpina galangal
  30. Alstonia scholaris
  31. Alstonia venenata
  32. Alternanthera sessilis
  33. Amaranthus spinosus
  34. Ammania baccifera ssp.baccifera
  35. Amomum subulatum
  36. Amorphophallus paeoniifolius ar.companulatus
  37. Anacardium occidentale
  38. Anacyclus pyrethrum
  39. Anamirta cocculus
  40. Ananas comosus
  41. Andrographis paniculata
  42. Anethum graveolens
  43. Anisomeles malabarica
  44. Annona squamosa
  45. Anogeissus latifolia
  46. Aphanamixis polystachya
  47. Aquilaria agollocha
  48. Arachis hypogaea
  49. Arecca catechu
  50. Argemone mexicana
  51. Argyreia nervosa
  52. Aristolochia bracteolate
  53. Aristolochia indica
  54. Artemisia nilagirica
  55. Artocarpus communis
  56. Artocarpus heterophyllus
  57. Artocarpus hirsutus
  58. Asparagus racemosus
  59. Averrhoa carambola
  60. Azadirachta indica
  61. Bacopa monnieri
  62. Baliospermum montanum
  63. Bambusa arundinacea
  64. Barringtonia acutangula
  65. Basella alba var.rubra
  66. Bauhinia variegate
  67. Benincasa hispida
  68. Beta vulgaris
  69. Betula utilis
  70. Biophytum sensitivum
  71. Bixa orellana
  72. Blumea lacera
  73. Boerhaavia diffusa
  74. Bombax ceiba
  75. Borassus flabellifer
  76. Boswellia serrata
  77. Brassica juncea
  78. Brassica oleracea var.capitata
  79. Buchanania lanzan
  80. Butea monosperma
  81. Caesalpinia bonduc
  82. Caesalpinia sappan
  83. Cajanus cajan
  84. Calamus rotang
  85. Callicarpa macrophylla
  86. Calophyllum inophyllum
  87. Calotropis gigantean
  88. Calycopteris floribunda
  89. Camellia sinensis
  90. Canavalia gladiata
  91. Cannabis sativa
  92. Canscora decussate
  93. Canthium parviflorum
  94. Capparis deciduas
  95. Capsicum annuum
  96. Cardiospermum halicacabum
  97. Careya arborea
  98. Carica papaya
  99. Carissa carandas
  100. Carthamus tinctorus

Appendix A
Appendix B
Index to Sanskrit Terms

1. Doyen of Ayurveda P.K. Warrier passes away
2. PK Warrier: A doctor of masses, teacher of doctors and disciple of ideals
3. Doyen of Ayurveda Dr P K Warrier dies at 100
4. Doyen of Ayurveda P.K. Warrier is no more
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