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Handbook of Medicinal Plants
     

Handbook of Medicinal Plants

by Zohara Yaniv (Editor), Uriel Bachrach (Editor)
 

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Stay up-to-date with this important contribution to rationalized botanical medicine

The Handbook of Medicinal Plants explores state-of-the-art developments in the field of botanical medicine. Nineteen experts from around the world provide vital information on natural products and herbal medicines from their earliest relevance in various cultures to

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Stay up-to-date with this important contribution to rationalized botanical medicine

The Handbook of Medicinal Plants explores state-of-the-art developments in the field of botanical medicine. Nineteen experts from around the world provide vital information on natural products and herbal medicines from their earliest relevance in various cultures to today’s cutting-edge biotechnologies. Educated readers, practitioners, and academics of natural sciences will benefit from the text’s rich list of references as well as numerous tables, figures, and color photographs and illustrations.

The Handbook of Medicinal Plants is divided into three main sections. The first section covers the use of herbal medicines throughout history in China, Australia, the Americas, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, emphasizing the need for future medicinal plant research. The second section discusses the latest technologies in production and breeding, crop improvement, farming, and plant research. The third section focuses on groundbreaking advances in the medicinal application of therapeutic herbs.

In the Handbook of Medicinal Plants, you will gain new knowledge about:

  • recent research and development in Chinese herbal medicine
  • modern methods of evaluating the efficacy of medicinal plants by screening
  • the newest developments of in vitro cultivation
  • prevention and therapy of cancer and other diseases using medicinal plants
  • the challenges and threats to medicinal plant research today
  • trends in phytomedicine in the new millennium

The Handbook of Medicinal Plants demonstrates the global relevance of sharing local knowledge about phytomedicines, and highlights the need to make information on plants available on a worldwide basis. With this book, you can help meet the challenge to find scientifically rationalized medicines that are safer, more effective, and readily available to patients from all walks of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560229940
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

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Eli Putievsky
Professor Eli Putievsky, PhD, Head, Agricultural Research Organization; Former Head, Department of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Bet-Dagan, Israel
This handbook provides NEW, IMPORTANT, AND VALUABLE INFORMATION to all those interested in herbal medicine. Clinicians can find modern approaches for treating patients. Readers interested in the traditions prevailing in different parts of the world and the current use of plants can enrich their knowledge. In this book, edited by scientists who specialize in ethnobotany and molecular biology, experts from around the world provide vital information on natural products and herbal medicine. They cover the use of herbal medicines throughout history in China, Australia, the Americas, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. The book also addresses the latest technologies in production and breeding, crop improvement, farming, etc., with special focuses on groundbreaking advances in the medical application of therapeutic herbs.
Fereidoon Shahidi PhD
Fereidoon Shahidi, PhD, FACS, FCIC, FCIFST, FRSC, University Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
A STATE-OF-THE-ART SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR RESEARCHERS AND EDUCATORS. . . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The handbook includes a concise account of the latest developments in the field. It begins with an introductory chapter followed by several sections representing the history of medicinal plants in different cultures, the technologies in medicinal plant research, and the latest developments in medicinal applications. In a final chapter, it discusses the hopes, dangers, and challenges involved in carrying out research in this multidisciplinary area. An extensive bibliography allows the reader to consult the original publications for further information.

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