An Atlas of Allergenically Significant Plants of India

ISBN Number : 978-93-5262-023-4

Library Price : Rs.2200

Library Dollar Price : 88$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2016

No. Of Pages : 204

About The Book

The importance of phenological and aerobiological researches in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of allergic diseases have been established all over the world. The knowledge of aerobiology at local, regional and global levels is prerequisite for effective and efficient diagnosis and treatment of the various allergic symptoms. Globally and in India it is estimated that 20-40 per cent people suffer from one or the other allergic disease. So it is a National health problem.

In order to adapt avoidance strategy towards plant allergens, it is essential to identify the local plants and their flowering periods to correlate with the symptoms of the allegic patients. In the present book we have attempted to provide phonological and aerobiological details of allergenically significant plants of different geographical regions of India. The Atlas is aimed at to provide siple guidelines with their botanical and vernacular names to allergy practioners, researchers, environmentalists, aerobiologists and to allergy sufferers. This will help the clinicians to select the appropriate allergens for diagnosis and immunotherapy to which patients would have been exposed.


Contents -

List of Plants -
1. Acacia arabica
2. Adhatoda vasica
3. Aegle marmelos
4. Ageratum conyzoides
5. Ailanthus excelsa
6. Albizia lebbek
7. Alnus nitida
8. Amaranthus Spinosus
9. Argemone mexicana
10. Artemisia vulgaris
11. Asphodelus tenufolius
12. Azadirachta indica
13. Bauhinia variegata
14. Betula utilis
15. Borassus flabellifer
16. Brassica campestris
17. Broussonetia papyrifera
18. Cannabis sativa
19. Carica papaya
20. Cassia fistula
21. Cassia occidentalis
22. Cassia siamea
23. Casuarina equisetifolia
24. Celtis australis
25. Cenchrus ciliaris
26. Cedrus deodara
27. Chenopodium album
28. Chenopodium murale
29. Clerodendrum inerme
30. Cocos nucifera
31. Coriandrum sativum
32. Cratavea nurvala
33. Cynodon dactylon
34. Cyperus rotundus
35. Dactylis glomerata
36. Delonix regia
37. Dodonaea Visosa
38. Ehretia laevis
39. Eucalyptus sp.
40. Grevillea robusta
41. Gynandropsis gynandra
42. Holoptelea integrifolia
43. Imperata sp. (cylind

About The Author

Dr. A.B. Singh, Emeritus Scientist (Ex), CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi University Campus, Delhi, India.

Dr. A.B. Singh has more than 40 years research experience in pollen and fungal allergy and has been coordinator of multi-centered project on "Aeroallergen and Human Health" sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forest, New Delhi. He has completed many projects from EPA USA, ICMR and Ministry of Environment and Forest on pollen and fungal allergens survey and indentified important allergens of the country triggering allergic symptoms like asthma, rhinitis and dermatitis, etc. He worked at Nebraska University as Borlaug Fellow of USA on genetically modified food safety assessments and has been involved in EPA funded project on Legume Food Allergy in India. He has compiled National Pollen Calendar of India for allergy diagnosis and treatment. He was Vice President, Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthama and Clinical Immunology (2010-2013) and on several committees of World Allergy Organization (WAO), Secretary General of South Asia Association of Allergy, Asthama and Clinical Immunology (SAAACI), Indian College of Asthma and Applied Immunology (ICAAI) and Indian Aerobiological Society (IAS) for past several years. He has reviewed many projects from different funding organizations and is a regular reviewer of several International Journals of Allergy and Immunology.

He is founder Editor-in-Chief of Indian Journal of Aerobiology since its inception in 1982 and Associate editor of Indian Journal of Allergy and Immunology. He has delivered more than 250 guest lectures and invited talks in International and National conferences on Allergy, Asthma and Aerobiology in different countries and in India. He has extensively travelled abroad to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and South East Asia, etc. as visiting faculty and guest speaker. He has several awards and honors to his credit. He is recipient of Charles Richet Prize for fundamental work in Allergy, Scientist of the year by FESE, India, and has received Lifetime Achievement Award from International Asthma Services, USA. He has delivered many Oration Lectures at various scientific forums, supervised more than 20 Ph.D. and M.Phil. students and has contributed more than 200 research papers in International and National journals of repute and chapters in different books.

Dr. Asha Khandelwal

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