Herbal Vade Mecum: 800 Herbs, Spices, Essential Oils, Lipids, Etc., Constituents, Properties, Uses, and Caution

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Herbacy Press, 2003 - Science - 480 pages
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From Reviews:?It should be announced to be a standard literature for our industry, the retailer and alter-native health professionals.? It is well suited for busy health professionals and laymen alike who can obtain a quick overview of any of the 800 herbs, including brief information on common names, sources, chemistry, pharmacological activities, traditional properties, uses, caution, etc.? ?It is a handy reference. Of particular note is the Therapeutic Checklist at the end of the book that groups the herbs by organ systems and conditions.? ?The author has managed to include the most pertinent information about the herbs in a practical and objective manner, precisely apt for the reader who wishes to consult this book for a quick reference. It will be of great value to phytotherapists, physicians, nurses, and students of biomedical sciences interested in knowing the basic aspects about the principal therapeutic uses of plants from diverse origins around the world.??Drawing on 30 years as a pharmacognosist and phytopharmacist, the author has a knack for emphasizing reliable research, practical uses and pertinent contraindications. A com-pact, dense, authoritative and thoughtful reference book that I highly recommend.??It describes up-to-date and accurate details on plant chemistry, the most important ac-tions and uses, and reasoned judgments on safety consideration.? ?It is just the type of book that Herbalists, Physicians, Pharmacists, and Pharmacogno-sists and researchers need on a nearby shelf. The author has combed the German, Italian, English, French and Romanian literature to produce a practical and extremely useful guide to over 800 herbs and natural products.??This book could be an excellent reference to pharmacognosists, natural product re-searchers, food scientists, and others who for one reason or another are interested in ob-scure and little-known plants.?

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