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Medicinal Trees


  The Medicinal Trees compiles information about one hundred tree species that possess substantial medicinal values. It give various local names of species its distribution characteristics of plant and traditional therapeutic formulations of its body parts. It mostly chooses such trees that one encounters growing in vicinity on road sides in parks in homestead lands in waste lands. It endeavors to reinvent medicines into trees that we recognize as fruit trees timber trees shade trees flowering trees and shrubs and even as useless wild growths of waste lands. The Medicinal Trees Distribution Characteristics and Traditional Therapeutic Formulations attempts to re invent the traditional therapeutic uses of parts of trees our forefathers had used since time immemorial to cure a hoard of ailments. Through use of roots bark leaves latex flowers fruits and seeds they had perfected a system of medicines that we have almost lost. 

Indian Forests-Soil, Water and Bio-environment Conservation


 Indian Forests Soil Water and Bio Environment Conservation deals with the soil degradation in forests from a practicing forester's viewpoint. Most past practices believed civil engineers gravity structures as the panacea for the problem. This book proceeds with a different premise earth reinforcement through root systems of vegetation best protects soil and conserves water. In elaborating this it presents a simplified picture of Indian forest types and characteristics like soil formation soil texture soil organisms etc. For the first time it presents a cross profile of forest vegetation across the country connecting it with prominent civil locations. Among various degrading factors it deals with forest fires over grazing and different forms of soil erosion. For the first time it flags faulty disposal of rainwater along hill roads as a menace to soil degradation.