Medicinal and aromatic plants are garnering increased interest from industry, academia, and the health sciences. The series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants–Industrial Profiles gathers information currently scattered through an ever-increasing number of journals. Each volume provides an in-depth look at one plant genus about which an area specialist has assembled information ranging from plant production to market trends and quality control.
In 2004, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg published C.P.Khare’s "Encyclopedia of Indian Medicinal Plants" which contained 400 monographs comprising classical as well as contemporary research findings.
"Indian Medicinal Plants. An Illustrated Dictionary" is the second major one-volume reference work by C.P.Khare which has been dedicated to the distinguished scientist, Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, who did pioneering work by reviving the glory of medicinal and aromatic plants in Rashtrapati Bhavan.