Drugs and Foods from Little-Known Plants

Drugs and Foods from Little-Known Plants

by Siri von Reis Altschul
     
 
Dr. Altschul has compiled field notes of health and medical interest on over 5,000 species of plants, culled from some 2,500,000 specimens of higher plants collected by field botanists from all over the world and deposited in the combined collections of the Arnold Arboretum and Gray Herbarium of Harvard University. The resulting catalogue represents a unique approach

Overview

Dr. Altschul has compiled field notes of health and medical interest on over 5,000 species of plants, culled from some 2,500,000 specimens of higher plants collected by field botanists from all over the world and deposited in the combined collections of the Arnold Arboretum and Gray Herbarium of Harvard University. The resulting catalogue represents a unique approach to supplying new investigational leads to researchers seeking biologically active plant principles. Dr. Altschul's meticulous sheet-by-sheet examination of the Harvard collections provides the pharmacognosist, pharmacologist, and others in the medical and health sciences with an extensive firsthand survey of the domestic medicines of many cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674729193
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Altschul is a Research Fellow at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University.

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