Medicinal Plants of the World

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Medicinal Plants of the World is a comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants. The book includes descriptions of more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives. Each entry gives a short summary with a description of the plant, the geographical origin, therapeutic category, historical and modern uses, active ingredients, and pharmacological effects. More than 500 full-color photographs assist in the identification of the plants. It is an essential reference guide for health care professionals---doctors, nurses, and especially pharmacists---or anyone with an interest in medicinal plants and their uses.

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This fascinating book describes more than 300 medicinal plants and their close relatives. Each entry includes a description of the plant, the geographical origin, therapeutic category, historical and modern uses, and pharmacological effects. Includes more than 500 color photographs.

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Michael Wink is a professor of Pharmaceutical Biology and director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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