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Author Iwu, Maurice M.

Title Handbook of African medicinal plants / Maurice M. Iwu
Edition Second edition
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Contents Catalog of major African medicinal plants -- Pharmacognostical profile of selected medicinal plants -- Healing and the African culture -- The African medicine man -- Medicinal plants and traditional healing methods
Summary With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Materia medica, Vegetable -- Africa -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Medicinal plants -- Africa -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Materia medica, Vegetable.
Medicinal plants.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1466571985
Other Titles African medicinal plants