Medicinal Plants of the World: Volume 1

Medicinal Plants of the World: Volume 1

Ivan Ross takes advantage of the significant growth in the amount of new data available to update and expand his much acclaimed Medicinal Plants

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"This book is a wonderful contribution to the knowledge of medicinal plants of the world. . .Mr. Ross is to be congratulated and complimented for such a well-done book. It is an invaluable resource that will become a critical reference to a great diversity of specialists in the fields of public health, chemistry, phytomedicine, ethnobotany, toxicology, and botany." -Journal of Natural Products

"The editor has neatly merged diffuse knowledge from a complex field to provide an educational resource pertinent to researchers, drug developers, and pharmaceutical and clinical services. . .an interesting introduction to the intriguing field of ethnopharmacology and traditional medicine." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"There is also a useful glossary towards the end of the book that provides definitions of botanical, chemical and medicinal terms used in the text. These features will make the book very easy to consult by specialists with a wide range of interests...The species selected for inclusion contain some well known medicinal plants, such as Catharanthus roseus and Aloe vera, several species better-known for their fruits such as avocado, annona, guava, mango, papaya, pomegranate and tamarind, the spice turmeric, the vegetable cassava and Mamordica charantia the bitter gourd, lemon grass, the tropical weedy species Cassia alata, and some well known poisonous plants such as Abrus precatorius, Fatropha curcas and Lantana camara...a useful compilation of information about some economically important species...will certainly be consulted by physicians, pharmacists and herbal healers, but should also appeal to ethnobotanists, economic botanists and plant chemists. I am sure that I will be referring back to it from time to time." -New Phytologist

"The key features of the book are its exhaustive yet concise presentation of scientific plant-use data from many sources, a wealth of practical ideas and theoretical information that suggests new opportunities for further studies, detailed information about the uses of each plant in different countries, extensive presentation of pharmacological effects and clinical trials, identification of the chemical constituents of each plant, complete cross-referencing of common names to country and scientific name, a comprehensive index that includes significant terms, symptoms, and treatments, and extensive references to chemical constituents." -Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Product titleMedicinal Plants of the World: Volume 1: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses (Medicinal Plants of the World (Humana))
Publisher Humana; 2nd ed. 2003 edition
Publication dateMarch 12, 2003
Language English
Hardcover ‎ 506 pages
ISBN-13 978-1588292810
Item Weight‎ 2.52 pounds
Dimensions ‎ 7 x 1.13 x 10 inches

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