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Handbook of African Medicinal Plants (2nd Ed.)

Langue : Anglais

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Handbook of African Medicinal Plants

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of over 1,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine. It gives a concise description of the materia medica of an enormous and extensively varied continent, with well over 2,000 distinct tribes and several distinct floras. A detailed pharmacognostical profile of the major herbs is presented, including the common name, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, medicinal uses, chemical constituents, and published pharmacologic activity. This extensive catalog of plants is presented both in alphabetic order and according to family. References are cited from over 600 publications, and photographs and sketches illustrate many of the plants.

The book also provides an introduction to African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs. Handbook of African Medicinal Plants is an invaluable, practical desk reference that should be on the bookshelf of every pharmacognosist, ethnobiologist, botanist, ecologist, phytochemist, pharmacologist, and scientist interested in tropical plant utilization as a tool for the conservation of biodiversity and as a source of new drug leads.

Historical Perspective
Current Topics

Catalog of Major African Medicinal Plants (Alphabetical listing)

Pharmacognostical Profile of Selected Medicinal Plants (Alphabetical listing)

Healing and the African Culture
Healing, a Gift of the Spirit
The Restless Spirits
Spirit Possession
Symbols and Artifacts in African Ethnomedicine
Incantations and the Magic Power of the Word
Taboo and Totems

The African Medicine Man
Training of Traditional Healers
Types of Traditional Healers
Trephination or Craniotomy
The Specialist

Medicinal Plants and Traditional Healing Methods
Arthritis and Inflammatory Disorders
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Diseases
Convulsions and Epilepsy
Helminthic Infestation
Sterility Medicines
Skin Diseases and Cutaneous Infections
Arrow and Ordeal Poisons

Index of Species, Genera, and Families
Subject Index

University libraries, chemists, pharmacologists, naturalists, botanists, pharmacognosists, herbal industry, and drug manufacturers.

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Ouvrage de 400 p.

17.8x25.4 cm

Disponible chez l'éditeur (délai d'approvisionnement : 13 jours).

Prix indicatif 133,47 €

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