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Medicinal Plants of the World

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: Ben-Erik van Wyk and Michael Wink

480 pages, 793 colour photos, 3 tables, 137 diagrams

Timber Press

Hardback | Mar 2004 | #151593 | ISBN: 0881926027
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This marvellous reference is now available at a cheaper price in a Timber Press edition.

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Medicinal Plants of the World is a comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants. The book includes descriptions of more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives. Each entry gives a short summary with a description of the plant, the geographical origin, therapeutic category, historical and modern uses, active ingredients, and pharmacological effects. More than 500 full-color photographs assist in the identification of the plants. It is an essential reference guide for health care professionals - doctors, nurses, and especially pharmacists - or anyone with an interest in medicinal plants and their uses.

Medicinal Plants of the World gives readers a bird's-eye-view of more than 320 of the best-known medicinal plants in use today. More than 500 full-color photographs assist in the identification of the plants. It is an essential reference guide for healthcare professionals - doctors, nurses, and especially pharmacists - or anyone with an interest in medicinal plants and their uses. Biology Digest 20040509 This book is truly a detailed roadmap to both common and unusual plants used for healing. Any flora buff would be remiss not to catch this book, perfect for any home library. -- Emily Gaither Greene County Independent 20040407 An impressive guide to the best known and most important medicinal plants in the world. Santa Cruz Sentinel 20040422 Medicinal Plants of the World is a scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants of special commercial or historical interest which is a rapidly expanding field. -- Joanne S. Carpender National Gardener 20040621 A great guide, the book's photos are helpful for confirming identification, the information is detailed for use in analytical processes as well as for a lay herbalist. Economic Botany 20040622 Once again, Timber Press are to be congratulated on publishing these books. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20040424 This book is truly a detailed roadmap to both common and unusual plants used for healing. Any flora buff would be remiss not to catch this book, perfect for any home library. -- Julie Gaither Tallahassee Democrat 20040601 An in-depth, scientifically accurate, superbly presented, seminal survey and guide to the best-known medicinal plants...a reference that health care professionals will relish and refer to time and time again. Bookwatch 20040705 For health care professionals, pharmacists, chemists, botanists, and anyone with a keen interest in medicinal plants. Northeastern Naturalist 20040809 This stunning new book is a user-friendly guide to 320 plants. -- J. S. Whelan Choice 20040916 A succinct and handy guide. Plant Talk 20040816 Comprehensive and scientifically accurate. -- Asha McElfish Sida, Contributions to Botany 20041014 An impressive photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known medical plants of the world. -- Lynn C. Westney E-Streams 20040821 Not only beautiful to look at, but essential for anyone interested in alternative medicine ... a 'must have.' -- Tim Smith WUSB 90.1 FM 20041028 This book would make a great textbook and an important addition to any physician's shelf. -- Michelle A. Briggs Plant Science Bulletin 20041228 With the recent proliferation of books on medicinal plants, a text in this area has to really stand out with unique information or really good colored pictures. Medicinal Plants of the World satisfies these two requirements. -- Arthur Tucker Brittonia 20040117 The best comprehensive resource guide I have seen on this subject. -- Rahul Patel Hold Onto Your Dream Newsletter 20050201 This reference also serves as a stellar photographic guide to therapeutic plants. -- Edward L. Gonzalez American Reference Books Annual 20050511 The text is a handsomely and profusely illustrated dictionary-type reference. Plant Talk 20050116


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Biography

Ben-Erik van Wyk is a professor of botany at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His scientific field of interest is in plant classification, ethnobotany, and useful plants. Michael Wink is a professor of pharmaceutical biology and a director of the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He is an authority on secondary metabolites of plants and their pharmacological effects.

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