The Natural History of Medicinal Plants
by Judith Sumner


Overview - Wild and cultivated plants have provided humans with cures for thousands of years. Aspirin, for example, the most widely used drug in the Western pharmacopoeia, was first isolated from willows to treat fever, pain, and inflammation. Writing for the lay reader, the author surveys the history of the use of plants in medicine, the range of chemicals produced by plants, and the prospects for future discoveries.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Wild and cultivated plants have provided humans with cures for thousands of years. Aspirin, for example, the most widely used drug in the Western pharmacopoeia, was first isolated from willows to treat fever, pain, and inflammation. Writing for the lay reader, the author surveys the history of the use of plants in medicine, the range of chemicals produced by plants, and the prospects for future discoveries.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780881929577
  • ISBN-10: 0881929573
  • Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
  • Publish Date: April 2008
  • Page Count: 252
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.53 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Science > Life Sciences - Botany
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