Canadian Medicinal Crops

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NRC Research Press, 1999 - Science - 240 pages
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A comprehensive reference guide to important medicinal plants that are native to Canada. Categories of information include: scientific, English and French names; description and classification; medicinal and non-medicinal uses; toxicity; chemistry; importance; ecology; agricultural and commercial aspects; human interest information; selected key literature; and worldwide Web links. All species are illustrated and distribution maps are included. Introductory chapters address such topics as: the business of growing medicinal plants; the regulatory and legal framework in Canada for producing and marketing medicinal plants; and hazards associated with medicinal plants. Also provided is a glossary of medicinal and pharmacological terms.
 

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Very good book. It gives you a general overview of the medicinal properties of some canadian plants. If you are planning to do some research and do not know anything about a specific plant species, this is a great book that will help you get started! So I will definitely encourage science students to read this! On the other hand, any other professional or person could understand this book easily so if somebody is interested in nutrition, health and/or living healthy, this would be an interesting book as well.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Acorus calamus sweet flag
14
Arctostaphylos uvaursi bearberry
20
Arnica arnica species
27
Caulophyllum blue cohosh species
34
Cimicifuga racemosa black cohosh
40
Echinacea coneflower species
46
Epilobium angustifolium fireweed
54
Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple
116
Poly gala senega seneca snakeroot
122
Rhamnus purshianus cascara
128
Rhodiola rosea roseroot
134
Sanguinaria canadensis bloodroot
140
Taraxacum dandelion
146
Taxus brevifolia Pacific yew
152
Vaccinium macrocarpon cranberry
160

Hamamelis virginiana witch hazel
60
Hierochloe odorata sweet grass
68
Humulus lupulus hop
74
Hydrastis canadensis goldenseal
82
Laminariales kelp species
90
Oenothera biennis evening primrose
96
Oplopanax horridus devils club
102
Panax quinquefolius ginseng
108
Vaccinium myrtillus bilberry
170
Medicinal Cautions
177
Information Sources
193
A Regional Review of Medicinal Plant Research in Canada by C Simmons
203
General References
211
World Wide Web Sites of General Interest on Medicinal Herbs
218
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