N. Santaiah

SBVR Degree College, India

Title: Natural products of medicinal interest



Indian materia medica has become extensive and intergenous during the centuries that have gone by out of about 2000 items recorded in Indian medical literature less than 200 are of mineral and animal origin the rest are derived frome vegetable source. Every region of the county contributed to development of Indian system ayurveda and sidda in different parts of India tried to utilise local growing plants as for as possible and accepted those which were found usfull after trial for treatment of diseases . The flora for medicinal uses initiated during 1960 Botanical survey of India(BSI),Council of scientific and industrial research (CSIR), are how founding," All India Survey Of Medicinal Plants".To bring more and more plants into the modern world for mitigating the suffering of diseases, of the people. The information relating to vernacular nomenclature. distribution of plants and local uses verified by personal visit to the country learning of the indigenous medicine all over India.