Titolo: Botany and Healing: Medicinal Plants of New ...
Casa editrice: Rutgers Univ. Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
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Riassunto: Plant species are being lost before we recognize their potential as sources of new medicines. This is equally true for the plants close to home. New Jersey (NJ) is extraordinarily rich in plant resources. This vol. describes 500 place species found in NJ & in nearby areas that have been used medicinally. Lists plants by family &, within each family, by genus & species, to underscore the close relationships among medicinally valuable species. Each entry discusses both the natural history & the historical & modern medicinal uses of the plant: scientific & common names, description, habitat, geographic range, & preparations & applications in Native Amer., European, African, & Asian herbal traditions. Most species are illus. with line drawings. Glossary.
Dal retro di copertina: Scientists have warned that the destruction of the world's rain forests may mean that plant species are being lost before we recognize their potential as sources of new medicines. This is equally true for the plants much closer to home. New Jersey, while heavily industrialized and densely populated, is extraordinarily rich in plant resources. Botany and Healing: Medicinal Plants of New Jersey and the Region describes nearly five hundred species of plants found in the Garden State and in nearby areas that have been used medicinally.
Cecil Still lists plants by family and, within each family, by genus and species, to underscore the close relationships among medicinally valuable species. This arrangement is familiar to every botanist and easy for the natural history and the historical and modern medicinal uses of the plant: scientific and common names, description, habitat, geographic range, and preparations and applications in Native American, European, African, and Asian herbal traditions. Most species are illustrated with Still's line drawings. The book also contains a helpful index (with cross-references by usage, common or scientific name), a glossary of terms, and a list of resources for further reading.
Botany and Healing explains the history and present status of the uses of herbal medicines, explains what makes a plant medicinal (or poisonous), how herbal medicines are prepared for use, and why they should be used only with great caution.
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