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  1. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition
    Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition
    Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition
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  2. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition

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A Practical, Authoritative Compendium
This handbook catalogs 365 species of herbs having medicinal or folk medicinal uses, presenting whatever useful information has been documented on their toxicity and utility in humans and ani-mals. Plants from all over the world - from common cultivars to rare species - are included in these 700 pages. The toxicity of these species varies, but the safety of each has been formally or informally questioned by the Food and Drug Administration, National Cancer Institute, Department of Agriculture, Drug Enforcement Administra-tion, or Herb Trade Association.

Easy-to-Locate Facts and Figures
Designed to enable fast access to important information, this hand-book presents information in both catalog and tabular forms. In the catalog section, plants are presented alphabetically by scientific name. (The index permits you to locate an herb by its common name.) A detailed sketch of the chief identifying features accompa-nies most catalog entries. For each species the following information, as available, is presented and referenced:

  • Family and colloquial names
  • Chemical content
  • Uses and applications - present and historical
  • Processing, distribution, and economic potential
  • Toxicological agents and degree of toxicity
  • Poison symptoms in humans and animals
  • Treatment and antidotes
  • References to original literature

    Five Tables of Accessible Data
    Given a plant species, you can easily determine its toxins; or, given a toxin, you can discover which plants contain it. These and other data are presented in convenient tabular formats as appendixes to the handbook. Other information contained in these tables include toxicity ranking and other toxicity data (as applicable), such as mode of contact, organs affected, and lethal dose; and proximate analyses of selected foods. These tables are titled:
  • Medicinal Herbs: Toxicity Ranking and Pricelist
  • Toxins: Their Toxicity and Distribution in Plant Genera
  • High Plant Genera and Their Toxins
  • Pharmacologically Active Phytochemicals
  • Proximate Analyses of Conventional Plant Foods
  • Specifications

    Country
    USA
    Author
    James A. Duke
    Binding
    Hardcover
    EAN
    9780849336300
    ISBN
    0849336309
    Label
    CRC Press
    Manufacturer
    CRC Press
    NumberOfItems
    1
    NumberOfPages
    696
    PublicationDate
    1987-07-31
    Publisher
    CRC Press
    Studio
    CRC Press
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