By: Ernest Small and Paul M Catling
240 pages, Col illus, b/w illus, tabs, maps
This publication is a comprehensive reference guide to important medicinal plants that are native to Canada. Chapters feature species such as ginseng, echinacea, Pacific yew, goldenseal, cascara, witch hazel, and kelp. Details on a particular topic can be found by examining the categories of information, which include: scientific, English and French names, description and classification, medicinal uses, non-medicinal uses, toxicity, chemistry, importance, ecology, agricultural and commercial aspects, human interest information, selected key literature, and world wide web links. Introductory chapters address such topics as: the business of growing medicinal plants; the regulatory and legal framework in Canada for producing and marketing medicinal plants; and hazards associated with medicinal plants. Also provided are: an extensive glossary of medicinal and pharmacological terms; an extensive general list of books, review articles and research articles related to Canadian medicinal plants; and an extensive set of general World Wide Web links.
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