Medicinal Plants of the World
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2004
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
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.
|Medicine systems of the world|
|Plant parts used|
|Use of medicinal plant products|
|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|
|Acknowledgements and photo credits|