The current volume, "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East" brings together chapters on selected, unique medicinal plants of this region, known to man since biblical times. Written by leading researchers and scientists, this volume covers both domesticated crops and wild plants with great potential for cultivation. Some of these plants are well-known medicinally, such as opium poppy and khat, while others such as apharsemon and citron have both ritual and medicinal uses. All have specific and valuable uses in modern society. As such, it is an important contribution to the growing field of medicinal and aromatic plants. This volume is intended to bring the latest research to the attention of the broad range of botanists, ethnopharmacists, biochemists, plant and animal physiologists and others who will benefit from the information gathered therein. Plants know no political boundaries, and bringing specific folklore to general medical awareness can only be for the benefit of all.
Number of pages: 337
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm
Edition: 2014 ed.
"This book will be particularly gratifying to readers interested in truly effective medicinal plants. ... Because of the emphasis on bioactive compounds with documented effective usage, this book will be extremely helpful to those who need a practical, focused ethnobotanical text. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic, general, and professional library collections." (L. Swatzell, Choice, Vol. 52 (9), May, 2015)
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