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Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health

Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health
Author: Walter Hepworth Lewis - Memory P. F. Elvin-Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780471628828
ISBN 10: 471628824
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2003-08-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 832
List Price: $150.00

Lewis (ethnobotany, Washington University) and Elvin-Lewis (biomedicine, Washington University) offer an understanding of the world's traditional pharmacopoeias and show how research is yielding ways to authenticate their value for use in complementary and alternative medicine and as the basis for the development of new therapies and pharmaceutical agents. Combining information on human physiology, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and ethnobotany with historical and contemporary anecdotes, each chapter focuses on a body system and discusses how pharmaceuticals, botanicals, and dietary supplements affect its function in normal and disease states. B&w photos and illustrations are included. This second edition is revised to take into account research conducted since the first edition was published in the 1970's. The book can be used as a text for students of pharmacology, botany, medicine, and biology, and as a reference for professionals and general readers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR