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Medicinal Plants of the World (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition) Loot Price: R916
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Medicinal Plants of the World (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Ben-Erik Van Wyk, Michael Wink

Medicinal Plants of the World (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)

Ben-Erik Van Wyk, Michael Wink

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Medicinal plants and plant-derived medicine are widely used in traditional cultures all over the world and they are becoming increasingly popular in modern society as natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals. As more and more natural remedies are being commercialised, there is a need for a user-friendly reference guide to the plants and their products. The book gives the reader a bird's eye view of more than 350 of the best known medicinal plants of the world and their uses, in a compact, colourful and scientifically accurate reference text. It provides quick answers to the most obvious questions: Where does this plant originate? What does it look like? In which culture is it traditionally used? What is it used for? Which chemical compounds does it contain? How safe is it? What is known about its pharmacological activity? What evidence is there that it is effective? The authors also provide short overviews of the various health conditions for which medicinal plants are used and the active compounds (secondary metabolites) found in the plants and their modes of actions. This new edition has an additional 30 plant species, many new and improved photographs and the text has been fully updated to reflect the latest regulatory status of each plant.

General

Imprint: Cabi Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2017
Authors: Ben-Erik Van Wyk • Michael Wink
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 39mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 520
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-78639-325-8
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Botany & plant sciences
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Horticulture
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Botany & plant sciences > General
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Horticulture > General
Books > Gardening > General
LSN: 1-78639-325-5
Barcode: 9781786393258

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