This book reports the present scenario and importance of commercial valuable plant species builds upon the excellent twenty one research articles. Highly prized plants mentioned as domestic and industrial value are Bunium persicum, Dysoxylum binectariferum, Magnolia campbellii, Morchella esculenta, Tinospora cordifolia, Woodfordia fructicosa, Plantago ovata, Nobel prized plant Artemisia annua, subsistence of Spinifex littoreus, tissue culture raised banana, plant growth promoting bacteria, systematic of starch grains, scientific propagation techniques for improvement of plants, sustainability of Mucuna pruriens and phytochemical screening of Eulaliopsis binata, Himalayan rhododendrons, Cyperus pangorei and Vigna radiata. Aromatic plants are valued for their aromatherapy, flavour and fragrance. Besides chemical constituents, uses and diversity of aromatic wealth of Himalaya is also discussed. Current investigation reports of biological, chemical, pharmacological and clinical parameters mentioned in different section of this compilation will add and contribute more values in discovering new leads for product development from plants. As the reader will note, these book represent a wide collection of views, reflecting the diversity of sciences and interests of thousands of ideas that enabled thoughtful deliberations for future aspects.
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Table of Contents
1. Morchella esculenta Dill. ex Pers., an Important Medicinal Mushroom of Himalaya: Traditional Usages, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Need for Scientific Intervention 2. Woodfordia fructicosa (L.) Kurz., a Potent Indian Medicinal Plant in Curing Peptic Ulcer 3. Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook.f. & Thomson (Giloy), a Multifaceted Elixir Plant of India 4. Modelling the Environmental Niche and Potential Distribution of Magnolia campbellii Hook.f. & Thomson for its Conservation in the Indian Eastern Himalaya 5. Bunium persicum (Boiss.) Fedtsch.: Distribution, Botany and Agro-technology 6. Dysoxylum binectariferum (Roxb.) Hook., a Plant of High Medicinal Value and a Source of Leads for Modern Medicine 7. Biochemical Analysis of three Species of Hemiparasitic Taxa in the Polluted Area: Significant Role in Mitigators of Pollutants 8. Exploring Commercial Cultivation of Tissue Cultured Raised Banana in Himalayan Shivalik Range 9. Advent of Isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk.) Husk as a Cost Effective and Promising Gelling Agent in Plant Tissue Culture Experiment 10. Medicinal Importance of Artemisia annua L. and Discovery of Artemisinin 11. Threatened Subsistence of Economically Important Spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr. (Family Poaceae) 12. Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria as a Potent Tool in Amelioration of Salinity Stress: A Review 13. Systematic Studies on Starch Grain of Selected Indian Pulses: Potential Health Benefit and Commercial Values 14. Improvement of Commercially Valuable Plants Through Genetic Manipulations 15. Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC: Ensuring Sustainability and Societal Enabling Through Agricultural Practices 16. Taxonomy, Anatomy and Phytochemical Screening of Eulaliopsis binata (Retz.) C.E. Hubb. (Family Poaceae) 17. Indian Rhododendrons and their Value Addition: Revision of Species Diversity and Review with Reference to Product Development 18. Cyperus pangorei Rottb. (Cyperaceae) an Economically Important Mat Grass for Rural Prosperity in India: Cultivation, Processing and Marketing 19. Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Leaf Extract of three medicinally important plants and its Effects on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Mungbean Sk. 20. Genetic Improvements of Medicinal Plants through Tissue Culture Techniques 21. Aromatic Wealth of Himalaya: Value Addition and Product Development from Essential Oils