Medicinal Plants of the World

Medicinal Plants of the World

An Illustrated Scientific Guide to Important Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

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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.

Health care professionals and amateurs alike will discover fascinating details for historical and modern uses, active ingredients, and pharmacological effects for more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives.


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After overviewing the mechanisms of action of active compounds in medicinal plants and quality, safety, and efficacy issues, van Wyk (botany, Rand Afrikaans U., Johannesburg, South Africa) and Wink (pharmaceutical biology, U. of Heidelberg, Germany) provide quality color photo-illustrated A-Z descriptions of some 320 botanicals. The guide includes a cross-reference to health disorders, a summary of the effects of specific phytochemicals, a quick guide to commercial phytomedicines, and glossary of drug terms. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780881926026
0881926027
Branch Call Number: 581.634 VAN
Characteristics: 480 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Wink, Michael

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