Medicinal Plants of the World

ISBN-10: 0881926027
ISBN-13: 9780881926026
Edition: 2004
List price: $49.95
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Description: Medicinal Plants of the World is a comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants. The book includes descriptions of more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives. Each entry gives a  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

Medicinal Plants of the World is a comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants. The book includes descriptions of more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives. Each entry gives a short summary with a description of the plant, the geographical origin, therapeutic category, historical and modern uses, active ingredients, and pharmacological effects. More than 500 full-color photographs assist in the identification of the plants. It is an essential reference guide for health care professionals---doctors, nurses, and especially pharmacists---or anyone with an interest in medicinal plants and their uses.

Ben-Erik van Wyk is professor of botany at the University of Johannesburg and the author of several best-selling books on plants and plant use.

Preface
Introduction
Medicine systems of the world
Plant parts used
Dosage forms
Use of medicinal plant products
Active ingredients
Quality control and safety
Efficacy of medicinal plant products
Regulation of herbal remedies and phytomedicines
The plants in alphabetical order
Health disorders and medicinal plants
Overview of secondary metabolites and their effects
Quick guide to commercialised medicinal plants
Glossary
Further reading
General index
Acknowledgements and photo credits

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