The Natural History of Medicinal Plants

The Natural History of Medicinal Plants

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Wild and cultivated plants have provided humans with cures for thousands of years. Aspirin, for example, the most widely used drug in the Western pharmacopoeia, was first isolated from willows to treat fever, pain, and inflammation. Writing for the lay reader, the author surveys the history of the use of plants in medicine, the range of chemicals produced by plants, and the prospects for future discoveries.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2000.
ISBN: 9780881924831
Characteristics: 235 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Medicinal plants


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