Medicinal Plants of the World

Medicinal Plants of the World

by Ben-Erik van Wyk, Michael Wink
     
 

ISBN-10: 0881926027

ISBN-13: 9780881926026

Pub. Date: 02/15/2004

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881926026
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
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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