Our Magnificent Plants

by Desai, Rupal

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After the success and warm response to our work and the book 'Re-Exploring Our Magnificent Plants' we have continued the study of plants further with the 2nd book 'Our Magnificent Plants' including 14 more plant families and all the remedies included under them


Plant families covered: 1. Rutaceae- includes remedies such as Ruta, Angustura, Ptealea, Xantho. 2. Leguminosae- includes remedies such as Baptisia, Copiva, Physostigma, Lathurus. 3. Umbelliferae- includes remedies such as Aethusa, Asaefoetida, Cicuta, Conium, Hydrocotyle. 4. Piperaceae- Piper m, Piper n., and Cubeba. 5. Cannabinaceae- Cann. i., Cann. s., and Humulus l. 6. Sub Order Malvine- The mallow family- Choc, Gossy, Tilia. 7. Rosaceae- Laur, Rose, etc. 8. Cucurbitaceae- The pumpkin family- includes remedies such as Bryonia, Colocynth, Cucurb. 9. Berberidaceae- Berberis, Caulo., Podo, etc. 10. Scophulariaceae- The famous heart and liver remedies like Digitalis, Leptandra, Veronica, etc. 11. Euphorbiaceae- With very interesting remedies like Hura, Mancinella, Croton tig. 12. Lauraceae- Includes remedies like Camphor, Cinnamon, Coto bark. 13. Papaveraceae- The famous poppy family where information about Morphine, Codeine, and other small remedies will offer good options for the often over-prescribed remedy, Opium. 14. Coniferae- Includes some historically interesting and oldest trees on the Earth. Each chapter of a particular family starts with a brief introduction about the family by the common features of the family [theme] giving the idea of the important aspects of that family, physical as well as mental, which run common or help to make a peculiar portrait of the family. This is followed by individual remedies included in that family with the description of their peculiarities as well as the features common to that family. Another important aspect at the end of the themes of the family is the 'note on differentiating features' of that and other related families. It is specially introduced as an answer to the frequently asked question- 'why you thought of this family and not that?'. The most important part of the book is the chapter 'Road to Reach the Right Plant Family'. This chapter is written after the in-depth understanding of various families. This also answers the question 'How do we reach a particular family when we know that we need to prescribe a plant remedy?'. Printed in India