Taiwanese Native Medicinal Plants: Phytopharmacology and Therapeutic Values

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Taiwanese Native Medicinal Plants: Pharmacology and Therapeutic Values provides a comprehensive review of the chemical constituents, toxicity, and therapeutic values of these plants. This book presents critical information for assessing the medicinal potential of Taiwanese herbs, focusing on the documentation of the chemical components present and their therapeutic properties. It presents tables that offer quick and easy access to information. Ideal for herbalists and natural product chemists, it includes appendices that cross-reference major chemical components and their sources as well as the common and scientific names of the medicinal plants included in the text.

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"…an extremely comprehensive review of the phytopharmacology of more than a thousand medicinal species native to Taiwan…not only useful for indicating how the plants reviewed may be used therapeutically, but also points out their potential for toxicity. …There are relatively few books that are as genuinely scholarly, authoritative, and comprehensive…a veritable treasure chest of essential and fascinating information critical to all of the health-care professionals who deal in one way or another with medicinal plants. Dr. Li, an internationally renowned scientist with extremely extensive research experience, is to be congratulated on this superb and invaluable synthesis. [the book] represents a milestone in educating the world about a gold mine of medicinal knowledge."
— Ernest Small, Ph.D., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa

"This is a concise book. The appendices are useful in translating common plant names into scientific plant names. As a result, researchers who are not familiar with scientific plant names can easily refer to the appendices for help. A tremendous amount of effort has been spent in compiling all the information. … this is a book to have on the bookshelf of any natural product research laboratory."

– Y. Han Lau, University of Hawaii at Manoa in Economic Botany, Volume 61, No. 1, 2007

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849392498
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. References. Appendix 1: Chemical Components and their Sources. Appendix 2: List of English and Scientific Names. Appendix 3: List of Scientific and Common Names. Index.

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