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The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants
Synopses & Reviews
A practical reference guide to more than 550 key medicinal plants and their uses. Based on the latest scientific research, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants provides a fascinating insight into the chemistry of herbs and their healing properties, explaining how and why they work as medicines within the body. Comprehensive and Authoritative, this is the first fully illustrated reference guide to more than 550 of the most important medicinal plants from the world's key herbal traditions.
Book News Annotation:
A magnificently illustrated reference guide covering the chemistry and properties of herbs; the major herbal traditions of the world; and a description of how to grow, harvest, and store medicinal plants. The main part of the guide consists of an alphabetically arranged (by botanical name) photographic index of some 550 plants with detailed information on habitat, cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, research, and traditional and modern uses.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Development of herbal medicine — Herbal traditions of the world — Key medicinal plants — Other medicinal plants — Herbal remedies for home use.
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