The Encyclopedia Of Medicinal Plants


encyclopedia of medicinal plants

“The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Herbs is a valuable source of information on botanical subjects and contains more than 400 unique plant specimens, arranged by region and grouped according to their geographic locations. The editors specialize in identifying, cataloging, and preparing data on selected plant varieties. The editors also include a wealth of material on related subjects such as pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, therapeutic chemistry, and agriculture. The editors include concise reviews and an index of important articles, which provide valuable information on this subject area. “The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants” was first published in 1980 and is the eighth edition.

Insight Into The Science Of Herbs

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“Based upon the most recent scientific studies, The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants offers an interesting insight into the science of herbs and their therapeutic properties, explaining the why and how they work as natural medicines in the human body.” The editors include historical facts and illustrations to illustrate various uses of plants for common ailments. Each plant is described and categorized by major bioactive compounds for treatment. The sections include general information on herbal medicine, medicinal plants, therapeutic plants, and exotic plants.

A wide variety of topics are discussed in this comprehensive work pages, from the uses of culinary herbs to exotic shrubs. It is divided into categories based on herbs, plants, and fungi. This helps researchers to focus their search for specific information on specific plants or herbal mixtures. Other important topics covered are physiology and pathology, therapeutic chemistry, and geographic locations.

Illustrations And Images To Help Understand The Concept

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Illustrations and images are included with the text to emphasize certain characteristics or medicinal qualities of plants or herbs. Some plant illustrations are color enhanced to show physiology or disease processes, while others are purely ornamental. Color photographs of flowers, fruits, leaves, and petals further illustrate the topic’s scientific aspects. The glossary of medicinal plants is informative and useful for researchers who are new to the subject.

One aspect of the book is a concise list of selected herbs for each chapter. This provides an overview of the topic with a concise overview of the medicinal plants present in the chapter. It briefly describes the scientific name, common names, and description of the plant’s physiological and pathological characteristics. It gives the chemical nature of the herb and its recommended dosage. It describes the typical current uses of the herb and describes the known therapeutic properties of the herbs. It includes an index of the primary sources from which information on the topic has been derived.

Overview Of The Subject

An introductory chapter provides a brief history of herbal medicine concepts and an overview of the subject. It briefly describes the role of herbal plants in providing cures for common ailments. It also discusses medicinal herbs in alternative medicine practices and recommends useful dosage, preparation, and methods of use. A discussion on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine is included and an explanation of the therapeutic value of Chinese medicinal herbs.

Illustrative stories about various uses of the plants are presented to benefit readers who are unfamiliar with the subject. Illustrations and maps illustrate the medicinal plants and their growth. Cross-references and full chapter outline help readers move through the text. Indexing is provided to assist in locating the various entries. The editors recognize the need for certain abbreviations and symbols in symbols, formulas, and terms used in reference publications and have adapted accordingly.

Final Words

The editors recognize the value of continuity in reference works and have retained certain Bibliography elements for ease of review. Specific reference information is included in theogue, editors’ notes, preface, and throughout the text. The editors recognize the book’s potential importance for medical practice specialists and appreciate the opportunity to include specific material not readily available to a general reader.

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