By: James A Duke
901 pages, Col plates, b/w illus
The greatest diversity of plants in the world occurs in tropical Latin America, which is home to nearly 100,000 of the world's 300,000 known species. Despite this diversity, Latin American flora remains the least investigated.
As interest in medicinal plants continues to develop, Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America provides complete coverage of nearly 500 of the most promising Latin American medicinal leads. This comprehensive guide addresses safety, efficacy, and suitability. After a brief introduction, each entry contains scientific and colloquial names, synonyms, illustrations, notes, biological activities, medicinal indications, dosages, potential hazards, extracts, and references.
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