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South American Medicinal Plants: Botany, Remedial Properties and General Use (Hardback)
  • South American Medicinal Plants: Botany, Remedial Properties and General Use (Hardback)

South American Medicinal Plants: Botany, Remedial Properties and General Use (Hardback)

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Hardback 492 Pages / Published: 24/07/2002
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This unique reference book meticulously lists a vast variety of the extensive South American flora, in particular the one of Venezuela. Pharmacists, pharmacologists, toxicologists and botanists will find that this encyclopaedia unprecedented in depth and detail. In an A-Z format, more than 80 plant families are covered. Botanical information of the individual species is given together with their specific use in traditional South American medicine. More than 250 detailed figures allow easy identification.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783540419297
Number of pages: 492
Weight: 2600 g
Dimensions: 270 x 193 x 28 mm
Edition: 2002 ed.


From the reviews:

"This book ... consists of a general introduction to various aspects relevant for the study of South American medicinal plants and specific information on selected plant taxa. ... The value of the book consists for the most part in the excellent quality of the figures and the detailed anatomical and morphological descriptions of the plants. ... Overall, the book is very helpful for the identification of herbal drugs used in Venezuela and other South and Central American countries." (Johanna Kufer & Michael Heinrich, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 160 (11), 2003)

"The title of this volume refers to different aspects of South American medicinal plants. ... this book will no doubt be of interest to a wide range of readers, who will find valuable information on the use, remedial properties, and botanical features of medicinal plants of this tropical region of the world." (Gabriel Bernardello, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 235 (1-4), 2002)

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