Medicinal Plants: Culture, Utilization and Phytopharmacology

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CRC Press, Jun 16, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 536 pages
Medicinal Plants: Culture, Utilization and Phytopharmacology covers over 400 species. Each chapter gathers valuable information from a wide variety of sources, and supplies it to the user in convenient table format, arranged alphabetically by scientific name, followed by the common name. Data topics include: major constituents (active ingredients) and medicinal values of plants; toxicity or hazardous components; essential oils; value-added products and possible uses; cultivation and harvesting; diseases and insects found in medicinal plants. Three appendices (alphabetical listing of plants by common name, followed by the scientific name; essential oils and their derivation; active ingredients and their sources) provide handy cross-references to the Tables.
 

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If you are interested in making tinctures, this book is an invaluable resource. It lists what parts are used and it saves a lot of time researching each individual plant

Contents

ForeWord
vii
Toxicity of Medicinal Plants
67
Essential Oils and Fractions from Medicinal Plants
111
ValueAdded Products and Possible Usage
167
Cultivation and Harvesting
225
Major Diseases and Insects Found in Medicinal Plants
299
Major Constituents and Their Source
407
Essential Oils and Their Source
431
List of Common and Scientific Names
455
Index
475
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