Medicinal Plants of the World

Medicinal Plants of the World

by Ben-Erik van Wyk, Michael Wink
     
 

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.See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881926026
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
633,602
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Preface6
Introduction7
Medicine systems of the world8
Plant parts used16
Dosage forms18
Use of medicinal plant products20
Active ingredients22
Quality control and safety24
Efficacy of medicinal plant products25
Regulation of herbal remedies and phytomedicines26
The plants in alphabetical order27
Health disorders and medicinal plants351
Overview of secondary metabolites and their effects371
Quick guide to commercialised medicinal plants395
Glossary433
Further reading442
General index445
Acknowledgements and photo credits479

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