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Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Volume 5, Number 1, January - June 2004

Book Reviews: Technical Books Section

(Page 4 b - Review by Dr. S. Sivaloganathan, UK)


FEATURED BOOK : REVIEW 1


EXHAUSTIVE INFORMATION ON MEDICINAL PLANTS

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Rating : 9.5


 Medicinal Plants of the World (Vol 2): Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses by Ivan A. Ross.   7" x 10" Hardcover.
Humana Press Inc., 999 Riverview Drive, Suite 208, Totowa, New Jersey 07512; Publication Date 2001. xiv+487 pages, ISBN 0-89603-877-7 (acid-free Paper). Price $110.00

Medicinal Plants of the World (Vol 2): Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses
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Over centuries medicine has drawn considerable amount of information, especially in therapeutic, from the world of plants. In addition there is substantial interest in plants in the field of the developing Alternative Medicine, which more and more people turning towards. Thirdly there is a need for understanding the toxicology of plants in relation to the community. In such a context, a book such as this pleasantly fills this vacuum of ignorance.

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This volume is essentially a catalogue of twenty four different plants and their properties. Each chapter deals with a specific plant. There is a photograph of the plant accompanying. There is a list of names for each plant in different countries making identification easy in different communities. This list of geographic synonyms is followed by a botanical description. The geographic distribution is also catalogued. This is then followed by its medicinal use in different communities. There is a section on the chemical constituents of the active ingredients of the plant in question, with references attached to each item. There is an extensive section on the pharmacology of the active constituents. Finally there is a comprehensive list of references.

The amount of available information is exhaustive and easily grasped by the reader. As a reference volume I cannot think of a more desirable one in any literary collection.

Editor's Note: For review of Volume 1 of this book, please click here.

Dr.S.Sivaloganathan, Consultant Forensic Pathologist
-Dr.S.Sivaloganathan
Dr.S.Sivaloganathan, MB.,BS., DMJ(Clin et Path) was born in 1934 in Sri Lanka. He completed his Secondary Education at Royal College, Colombo Sri Lanka and his Medical Education from the University of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
After graduation, he worked as Lecturer in Forensic Pathology at the University of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka for some time. He arrived in the UK after some time and worked in various capacities as Consultant Pathologist to the Home Office, England, Lecturer in Forensic Medicine at the University of Leeds, and Lecturer in Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield. He is currently based in the UK, and is working as an independent Forensic Pathologist.

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