C. P. Khare was born on December 18, 1932, and has been a herbalist for more than fifty years.
He was born into a family of herbal physicians. He studied the original Ayurvedic texts and acquired first-hand knowledge of the cultivation and processing of herbs and their usage even before going to college.
In 1952, he took up journalism. Since then he has edited and contributed many features on health and personal problems to various journals. He has been Director of India's largest magazine publishing group for the last twenty-five years-publishing twenty six magazines in nine languages (English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam), commanding a total circulation of more than 4 million.
As founder President and Director of the Society for New Age Herbals, which started functioning in 1990 in Delhi, he sought the cooperation and participation of physicians of modern as well as traditional medicine, pharmacologists and scientists to modify, restructure and reassess and age-old herbal formulations in the light of pharmacological research and clinical trails being undertaken in various research institutes of India.
He has also been included among the directors of Dabur Ayurvedic Specialities Ltd., a herbal major in India.
This reference work is the outcome of ten years of in-depth study and literary research of more than 2000 plant sources of Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha systems of Indian medicine.
By the same author: East and West integrative 400 detailed monographs on Indian medicinal plants—in contemporary setup: Encyclopedia of Indian Medicinal Plants/Indian Herbal Remedies. Published by Springer.
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