Medicinal plants in India

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Numerous medicinal plants are found in India which find its applications in herbal medicine / alternative therapy. These plants show high effectiveness in the curing of diseases such as arthritis, cancer, etc.

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Medicinal plants in India

  1. 1. Presented by Dr. Sudhakar Kokate Director PPRC, India
  2. 2. Land of great diversity Home for a large variety of flora and fauna Traditional medical folklore in the form of Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha Traditional systems based on Plants PPRC/INDIA 01
  3. 3. WHO …..80% world population relies on plant based raw materials for medicinal purpose 20,000 plant species: Medicinal About 100 species are commercially cultivated PPRC/INDIA 02
  4. 4.  Plants possess unique features  Wide spread and used in formulations  Quite effective in small dose  Less side effects  Preparations: simple, effective & have broad spectrum activities  Rich in disease specific curative properties PPRC/INDIA 03
  5. 5. The age-old scriptures contained detailed account of medicinal plants…..5000 B.C. Scripture Dates back No. of Plants Yajurveda 4500 – 2500 B.C. 290 Charaka Samhita 700 B.C. 1100 Sushruta Samhita 200 B.C. 1200 Atharvaveda PPRC/INDIA 04
  6. 6. Category No. of plants Tribal communications 550 Ethnic groups 220 Forest villages 5000 Plants from higher group 17,500 Major vegetarian types 16 Ethno-medical utility plants 9500 PPRC/INDIA 05
  7. 7. Western Himalayas Gangetic plains Eastern Himalayas Western Ghats North-Eastern region Eastern Ghats Semi-arid region Andaman & Nicobar Islands PPRC/INDIA 06
  8. 8. Ginseng roots  Chirayita herb  Gum-resin of Asafoetida  Liquorice root Medicinal plants  Guggal PPRC/INDIA 07
  9. 9. Imports of Medi-aroma plants  Geranium  Patchouli  Lavender  Clove leaf / stem oil  Vetiver  Peppermint  Supermint  Bergamot mint Aromatic plants PPRC/INDIA 08
  10. 10. Plantago ovata  Cassia angustifolia  Rheum australe  Rauwolfia serpentina  Hedychium spicatum  Zingiber officinale PPRC/INDIA 09
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  17. 17. Acorus calamus  Adathoda vasica  Juglans regia  Punica granatum  Juniperus communis  Heracleum candicans PPRC/INDIA 16
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  24. 24. Picrorhiza kurroa  Aconitum species  Saussurea lappa  Swertia chirata  Podophyllum emodi  Valeriana wallichii PPRC/INDIA 23
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  31. 31.  Apamarga  Kaner  Babul  Sadabahar  Bael  Brahmi  Shirish  Musali safed  Vish Naag  Tejpatra  Kalmegh  Lemon  Kutaki  Arjun PPRC/INDIA 30
  32. 32. PPRC/INDIA 31 ARJUN KALMEGH BRAHMI BAEL
  33. 33.  Vad  Bavchi  Gular  Chitrak  Tulsi  Sarpagandha  Medha  Ashwagandha  Pudina  Erand  Karela  Jamun  Amla  Imli PPRC/INDIA 32
  34. 34. PPRC/INDIA 33 KARELA AMLA PUDINA JAMUN
  35. 35.  Karanj  Bhringaraaj  Baheda  Garlic  Hirda  Turmeric  Ginger  Adulsa  Shatavari  Datura  Neem  Peepal PPRC/INDIA 34
  36. 36. PPRC/INDIA 35 HIRDA NEEM BAHEDA TURMERIC
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